The Appetite Episode 83: Good Coaching Matters: A Conversation with University of Washington’s Center for Leadership in Athletics   What makes a good coach? With no agreed upon definition of a “qualified coach,” this is a question often ignored! Julie McCleery, PhD, of the Center for Leadership in Athletics at the University of Washington, joins…

The Appetite Episode 83: Metabolism: How a Diet Can Harm the Body     Can we truly control our bodies in order to change the way we look? As talk of New Year’s “lifestyle changes,” diets, and new exercise regimens fill our feeds, we’re here to talk about a major function of the body impacted…

The Appetite 81: Rethinking Resolutions: Self-Inquiry as Self-Improvement Are you sick of making New Year’s resolutions you don’t keep? Instead of goal setting, try commuting to self-exploration! As an alternative to resolutions, Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS leads The Appetitecrew in the journaling process of “self-inquiry,” a Radically Open DBT concept in which you move toward discomfort…

The Appetite Episode 80: How to Eat During the Holiday Season: Why There’s No Right or Wrong Way   How do the holiday festivities impact your diet? For many—especially those already struggling with a disordered relationship to food and body—the holiday season can be chock-full of challenges. From holiday drinks with friends, to office parties,…

The Appetite Episode #77:  How to Be in Your Body: Attachment and Emotion in Somatic Psychotherapy   How does your body carry emotion? Did you know that the answer to this question can serve as a window into understanding not only your relationship to food but your attachment style and personality as well? Opal’s Milieu…

The Appetite Episode #75:  Quick Comebacks: How to Deal with Diet Talk    How does talk about diets and weight impact you? One of the hardest things about recovery from an eating disorder is holding onto a new awareness of your needs, desires, and thoughts around food while out in the “real world.” This is…

The Appetite Episode #74:  Diet, Exercise, and Your Period: What You Need to Know   Is it normal to lose your period when changing up your diet or exercise routine? Nicola Rinaldi, PhD joins the podcast today to discuss her journey to recover her period once it was lost, and offers her wealth of knowledge…

The Appetite Episode #73:  Exercise and Emotion: Why Your Workout Won’t Fix Everything      Do you work out to deal with your emotions? There are so many messages out there that exercise will make you happier, healthier, and thinner…but none of these assumptions are a given, especially when movement is your only way to…

The Appetite Episode #72: Full Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Is it Possible? What’s the difference between being “in recovery” versus being “recovered” from an eating disorder? And is full recovery possible? At Opal, we believe that YES—it definitely is! Today Opal Co-Founders Dr. Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, and Julie Church, RDN,…

The Appetite Episode #71: Size-Free Clothing for Recovery: A Conversation with the Founder of The Garment Project An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   What would your personal style look like if you weren’t concerned about size or body image? Hear how Erin Drischler has changed lives through changing the closets of women in recovery from…

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