The Appetite Episode #22: Facing Fears: Letting Values and Desire Lead the Way An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast What does your fear tell you about the particularity of your values or desires? Dr. Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS talks with host, Carter Umhau, LMHCA about the role of fear in personal growth. Lexi and Carter discuss…

The Appetite Episode #21: Hunger, Desire, and an Appetite for Life An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast In this mini episode, host Carter Umhau, LMHCA–therapist, artist, and writer– explains the story behind naming The Appetite. Citing a revelation from The Minnesota Starvation Experiment around the differences between hunger and appetite, Carter speaks to how tuning into…

The Appetite Episode #20: Inner Wisdom: An Eating Disorder Recovery Story with Sarah Taylor An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Today’s episode features the story of Sarah Taylor–The Appetite’s behind-the-scenes magic-maker! Sarah talks with host Carter Umhau, MA, LMHCA, and explores the story of her own recovery from an eating disorder, sharing about her experiences in…

The Appetite Episode #19: Can I Trust My Body With Food? An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Regular listener Tam O’Donnell joins us to respond to a previous episode, “How to Eat in a Food-Obsessed World.” Tam brings questions and wonderings around how to provide both structure and freedom for kids around food, and asks the…

The Appetite Episode #18: Emotion and Learning: The Self-Inquiry Process in Radically Open DBT An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Would you engage yourself differently if you assumed that all the emotions you experienced had something to teach you? Today, Opal: Food+Body Wisdom’s Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS, and Carter Umhau, MA, LMHCA explore the process of…

The Appetite Episode #17: Athletic Identity – an Exploration with Riley Nickols, PhD An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast It’s common to hear messages in the sports world like “More is better!” “No pain, no gain!” or “Keep pushing!” Sports Psychologist Riley Nickols,PhD, Director of The Victory Program at McCallum Place, joins Opal Co-Founder Kara Bazzi,…

The Appetite Episode #16: Who Am I? The Role of Identity in Food, Body Image, and Sport An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast This episode is all about identity. Opal: Food + Body Wisdom Co-Founders, Lexi Giblin PhD, CEDS, and Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, and Host Carter Umhau, MA, LMHCA discuss topics of identity development and…

The Appetite Episode #15: Mothers, Grandmothers, and Great-Grandmothers, The Women Who Got Us Here An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast In this heartfelt and vulnerable conversation, host Carter Umhau, MA, LMHCA, asks Opal Co-Founders Lexi Giblin PhD, CEDS, Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD, and Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS about who they were when they were younger…

The Appetite Episode #14: The Humanity Behind Leadership: Inspiration, Vulnerability, Strength, and Relationship  An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Opal co-founders Lexi Giblin PhD, CEDS, Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD, and Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, join together with host Carter Umhau, LMHCA to reflect and debrief after a transformative experience at the MUSE Conference–a yearly gathering…

The Appetite Episode #13: How to Eat in a Food-Obsessed World An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Today we’re talking about the ever-conflicting messages American culture gives us about what and how to eat. We explore the potentially detrimental nuances of fad diets like Whole 30, detoxing, and the idea of “eating clean,” highlighting the work…

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