The Appetite Episode #35: Perfectionism + Failure: The Possibility of Change An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   How can perfectionism and the avoidance of failure be keeping you from living out your values and desires? Opal Co-Founder Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS and Carter Umhau, LMHC draw from experiences in their own lives (basketball and writing, respectively)…

The Appetite Episode #34: Men and Eating Disorders: Patrick Devenny on Identity in Athletics An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Former professional football player Patrick Devenny joins us again for the second of two episodes, expanding on his eating disorder recovery story and sharing the identity crisis that ensued upon leaving professional athletics. Patrick joins…

The Appetite Episode #33: Men and Eating Disorders: Patrick Devenny’s Recovery Story An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Former professional football player Patrick Devenny joins Opal Co-Founder Kara Bazzi, LMFT to share his eating disorder recovery story. He offers his perspective on the unique challenges that men–particularly male athletes–face in seeking and receiving care for food…

  The Appetite Episode #32: Caution: Don’t Start a Diet An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Holiday festivities, time with family, and a change in routine often inspire a diet or “lifestyle change” immediately following. May we suggest that you consider NOT starting a diet this new year? In this episode, Opal’s Nutrition Director Julie…

The Appetite Episode #31: Self-Punishment + Self-Forgiveness An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Have you ever considered how your own self-punishment or self-deprecation may be keeping you from the relationships in front of you? Opal Co-Founder Dr. Lexi Giblin explores ideas around the selfishness in self-punishment. Lexi and host Carter Umhau, LMHC discuss the alternative—self-forgiveness—and…

The Appetite Episode #30: Opal x Armoire: Making over the Makeover An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   As the second of a two-part series, this episode will literally take you inside the dressing room and in front of the mirror with The Appetite. Exploring self-expression and her identity through style, host Carter Umhau, LMHC gets…

The Appetite Episode #29: Retail Therapy: Style + Self Expression (Part 1) An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast What would you wear if you were more concerned with self-expression than you were about something “flattering” or “thinning”? Drawing from her experiences doing “retail therapy” outings with clients, Dr. Lexi Giblin describes the psychology of clothing beyond…

The Appetite Episode #28: Around the Table with Mark Canlis An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Mark Canlis, third generation co-owner of Canlis–a Seattle fine dining institution, Relais & Chateau property, and James Beard award winning restaurant–joins Kara, Julie, and Carter to share stories–and food!–in the spirit of Thanksgiving. As the women of the Appetite…

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…

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