The Appetite Episode 99: Work Life Reflections: What Opal’s Co-Founders Learned About Identity Outside of Work       Who are you outside of the identity of your job? Over the last year, Opal: Food + Body Wisdom’s Co-Founders (Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD, and Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS) each took a…

The Appetite Episode 98: Delight: The Mental Health Boost We All Need Why does delight matter? We believe that, during the coronavirus pandemic, delight offers an opportunity for mindfulness, connectedness, and a boost to your mental health. Inspired by a This American Life episode called, “The Show of Delights,” Opal Co-Founders Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS,…

The Appetite  Episode 97: Reflections on Netflix’s Cheer: Thoughts from the Eating Disorder Treatment World on Team Culture   Did you tune into Netflix’s docuseries, Cheer? What did you think of the Navarro team culture portrayed? In light of all the tv-watching that’s been happening while sheltering in place, we decided to keep it casual for…

  The Appetite Episode 96: Loving Kindness Meditation: An Offering from Opal   How have you been doing lately? Mental health is of utmost importance during the coronavirus pandemic. In this mini episode, we’re offering you a Loving Kindness meditation, led by Opal Co-Founder, Executive Director and Radically Open DBT expert Dr. Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS….

The Appetite Episode 95:   Exercise in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Move Through Your Grief    How have social distancing and sheltering-in-place impacted your relationship to exercise? There is loss of all kinds during this time—there are relational and fiscal losses, losses of routine and identity, and of course, loss of life. However, as…

The Appetite 94: Getting Emotional: Using Self-Inquiry During the Coronavirus    How have you experienced unwanted energy and emotion during the coronavirus pandemic? The Appetite crew is getting vulnerable and answering this question, using the Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) skill of self-inquiry. Opal Co-Founder and RO DBT expert Dr. Lexi Giblin, PhD,…

The Appetite Episode 93: Guided Meal Support: How to Eat While Sheltering-in-Place   How has the global pandemic impacted your relationship to food? As restaurants close, grocery shelves are emptied, and anxiety levels go up, you deserve compassion when it comes to the way your body is responding to this global pandemic. For those struggling…

The Appetite 92: Why an Elite Runner Stopped Running to Recover True Health: An Interview with Tina Muir   What might it be like to be a professional athlete—the symbol of health and strength in our culture—and to have a gut instinct that something is not well in your body? This was the case for…

The Appetite 91: Reflections from Self-Quarantine: Mental Health During the Coronavirus   How can we best prepare for the psychological impacts of social distancing during the age of Coronavirus? In this episode, host and therapist Carter Umhau, LMHC shares her experience with self-isolating a couple weeks ahead of the curve in Seattle, a city already…

The Appetite Episode 90: Mental Health During the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis: Opal Leadership Offers A Call to Self-Care   As the pandemic is rapidly removing what we’ve come to rely on in our day-to-day lives, it is becoming clear that we are not only in a health and economic crisis, but also a crisis…

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