The Appetite Episode #68:

Call to Courage: Conviction and Doubt

An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast



What does it take to heal? Obviously there’s a lot to it, but we’d dare to say that COURAGE (in all its forms) is at the heart of it all. Opal Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Lexi Giblin PhD, CEDS joins host and therapist Carter Umhau, LMHC to explore the many types of courage and their roles within eating disorder recovery. Lexi and Carter will pull from psychologist Rollo May’s work, which defines courage within four spheres: physical, moral, social, and creative. 

Key words:  courage, risk-taking, healing, mental health, eating disorder, recovery, support, health, HAES


Rollo May’s book, The Courage to Create:

Jesh de Rox on The Creativity Habit podcast, as Carter mentioned:


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Thank you to our team…

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau:

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