The Appetite Episode #27: A Story of Grief: Arlene Thomas, LMFT on Loss and Transformation  An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   In Part 1: Good Grief, we discussed processing grief through ritual and how grief is part of our relationships with food and body.  For Part 2,  Clinical Director and Opal Co-Founder Kara Bazzi and…

The Appetite Episode #26: Good Grief An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Have you ever considered that maybe your unprocessed grief could be keeping you from the transformations you’re desiring in your life? Opal Co-Founders Julie Church, RD,CD, CEDRD, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS and Lexi Giblin, PhD., CEDS join host Carter Umhau, LMHC to explore…

The Appetite Episode #25: Don’t be Scared: Halloween Candy + Kids An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Halloween is on its way and there’s likely candy everywhere…and that’s not a bad thing! Opal Co-Founder Julie Church, RDN, CD, CEDRD sits down with host Carter Umhau, LMHC and challenges common misconceptions around the “addictive” nature of candy….

The Appetite Episode #23: Tween Wisdom: Body Image + Freedom with Food An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast  What does it look like for two middle-school-aged girls to have been parented by eating disorder specialists? Opal Co-Founders Kara and Lexi talk a bit about parenting around food and body image concerns, followed by their daughters joining…

The Appetite Episode #23: Was I Only Fast Because I Was Anorexic? An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Does weight really matter when it comes to sport performance? Host Carter Umhau, LMHC, and Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS explore culture around food and body within the sport world, and the idealization of the athlete. Kara–Clinical Director and…

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…

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