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Hungry: Trust Your Body. Free Your Mind. is a podcast for those on a journey to move beyond dieting, restricted eating and emotional eating and want to connect with, nourish and honor their bodies. Tara Whitney, CPA and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor shares her own journey, insights and practices to support you along your journey. She also has amazing conversations with those that have evolved their own relationship with food. They share what life is like now that their minds are free ...
 
This podcast is for people in recovery (from addiction), who want to learn how to better use their personality and spirituality to step into leadership. People who are solid in their recovery, having done their inner work, have learned many leadership traits in the process and can easily step up to help others with their development. Host: Maureen Ross Gemme, MS Ed, CEO Emerge Leadership Academy, LLC
 
Hosted by mental health advocate and former reality television star Alexis Haines, Recovering from Reality illuminates the messy and magical path of coming home to yourself. Whether you’re on the road to recovery, seeking self-care techniques for surviving the capitalist machine, or just need a moment to remember that you’re not alone in your loneliness, we’re serving up the ultimate truth: your trauma doesn’t define you - your decision to deal with it does. Razor sharp, modern, and cultural ...
 
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Today I have my friend and colleague Tara Whitney on the podcast. I met Tara a few years back when we were in a Mastermind together in 2017 and then we held each other accountable to get our books written and published. I published Emerge: 7 Steps to Transition No Matter What Life Throws at You! In 2018 and then Tara published her book – Hungry: Tr…
 
On the podcast, Melanie Klein, writer, speaker and professor of Sociology and Gender/Women’s Studies, shares how understanding systems and constructs like sexism, diet culture, the patriarchy and white supremacy were pivotal in helping her move from blaming herself for how she felt about her body and not seeing any other choice but pursue a thinner…
 
My guest on the podcast today is Perry Gaidurgis and he’s been sober for a lifetime. He’s accomplished so much in his 43 years of sobriety and is a film producer of Shattering the Silence of this epidemic we call substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health issues in dealing with life. And today we’re going to talk about the reducing the s…
 
In today's episode, I am joined by Tarah Dowling a model, daughter of an addict, former foster child, and creator of the documentary To the Moon and Back. We discuss Tarah’s journey experience during her mom’s active addiction, her time in foster care, how their relationship evolved as showcased in the documentary, and using a compassionate approac…
 
Johann Hari—bestselling author Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections—joins me on RFR for the second time to discuss his new book, Stolen Focus. In this phenomenal episode, we discuss the environmental shifts that have caused focus to deteriorate, how to improve your attention, and inspiring collective change. Shop Stolen Focus: https://stolenfocu…
 
Dr. Lindo Bacon shares why calling out and noticing diet culture can be so challenging because it’s countercultural and risky, why what diet culture is selling is only creating the problem, the importance of looking at your own experience with food as validation, challenging weight stigma and advocating for every body being worthy of respect. Dr. B…
 
I believe that we all have a purpose in the world to reach our highest potential. As I coach and train leaders to get to that next level of personal and professional development, no one would disagree that the best way to do that is to fully and effectively use our brain and our mental capacity. However few people can name and properly explain what…
 
In this month’s solo episode I answer your questions about babysitting Doja Cat, sex kinks, identity development, my wedding day, new tattoos, navigating tough days, and using routine to maintain your mood. Mentioned in this week’s episode… - Ep. 120 Pecan Pies, Panties, and Parenting with my Mom, Andrea Arlington - Ep. 121 Asexuality, Kinks, and S…
 
My guest today is Kelvin Young, a certified Sound Healer, and owner of Kelvin Young, LLC. He is also a person in sustained recovery which means Kelvin hasn't used alcohol or any other drug to cope with his mental and emotional distress since March, 6th 2009. Kelvin received his recovery coaching training at CT Community for Addiction Recovery. and …
 
Today I am joined by Scout Sobel. Scout is the founder of Scout’s Agency a PR agency that gets women as guests on podcasts, the co-host of Okay Sis Podcast and the host of SCOUT Podcast. We discuss… - Using your emotions to guide you in balancing mental health and professional goals - Scout’s perspective on how her bipolar originated—the genetic co…
 
My guest today is Morgan Chonis and she’s been Sober for since 2013. She had to reach out for outside help at 5 years sober when she realized work had become a bigger priority than taking care of herself. She is now a Reiki master and spiritual guide in helping her clients grow and overcome their past conditioning and trauma. Just recently Morgan b…
 
For many folks, the idea of trusting their body feels foreign. We’ve been taught to prioritize external rules and dismiss information our body shares with us. We haven’t been taught how to celebrate or even honor the wisdom of our bodies. Yet, the lack of trust we have in our bodies is what makes us feel so out of control around food, emotionally e…
 
Welcome back to the Emerge. Evolve. Lead. podcast. My guest this week is Charlie Gray. Charlie is a gentle soul who struggled quite a bit with this disease and now, sober about 18 months, he shares and incredible story of hope for those of you that are worried about a friend or family member that just can’t seem to get it. Charlie has an amazing st…
 
Today I am joined by the sober queen herself—Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent! We discuss… - Lala’s upbringing—family dynamics, childhood insecurities, bullying, and how this impacted her addiction - The addiction cycle and Lala’s experience navigating it in Hollywood - Navigating the guilt of getting sober without facing the huge consequences many …
 
Today my guest is Catherine Just. Catherine has been sober since 1987 and has made her living as an artist and photographer leading art retreats and also has online courses. Catherine is a single mother of 12 year old Max who has Down Syndrome and the host of a podcast called “Into the Deep with Catherine Just” and the host of Sober Mom Squad. Cath…
 
In today’s solo episode I reflect on my younger self and how she helped me become the woman I am today. I discuss coming home to my true self in the past year, going to jail 11 years ago, my time in active addiction, and subconscious belief systems. Watch Redeeming Love in theaters on January 21st and learn more by heading to redeeminglovemovie.com…
 
My guest today is Melissa Rohlfs. Melissa is a certified holistic health and life coach who helps busy people break free from sugar addiction and stress or emotional eating so we can be calm, confident and at peace on the road to happy destiny. Melissa is committed to empowering you to break free from dieting, emotional eating and self-image issues…
 
In today’s episode I’m joined by my husband, Evan Haines. Evan is not only the co-founder of Oro House but now an author of Can America Recover: Reimagining the Drug Problem. We discuss… - How Evan’s early sobriety journey led him to found Oro House - Why non-traditional 12 step treatment can be extremely effective for addiction and what makes Oro’…
 
In this solo episode I'm celebrating 1 year of my Emerge. Evolve. Lead. Podcast! I'm so grateful for you so here is a story and a gift. If you are having a tough time during the holidays, reach out for help. It is there for you! Just google "AA" in your state and you'll get help. Your gift for being a loyal listener is this 10 minute Affirmations M…
 
In today’s episode I’m joined by Ev’Yan Whitney—a sexuality doula, writer, facilitator, and sensualist. We discuss… - What led Ev’Yan to the work they are doing now—origins in purity culture, childhood sexual exploration, and their journey to sexual healing and liberation - How the same messaging can be received in both a toxically sex positive hou…
 
Virginia Sole-Smith woke up to the impact of diet culture when her daughter had a significant health crisis that drove her to not eat when she was 2 months old because she didn’t feel safe. This was the catalyst for Virginia to examine her own relationship with food and to decide that she needed to make food joyful and her home a safe space for her…
 
Hello and welcome back to Emerge. Evolve. Lead. podcast. My guest today is Lisa Waldman a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, life coach and author. Lisa has been sober for over 30 years now helps people on the daily to transform their lives. Lisa combines her professional expertise with the unique lessons she has learned from her own long-term…
 
In today’s episode I’m joined by my Mom—Andrea Arlington to dive into challenging family dynamics during the holiday season. We discuss… - Setting boundaries with parents in active addiction - Relapsing during the holidays—common causes and supporting a loved one using again - Having a loved one come home for the holidays while in early recovery or…
 
Sumner Brooks, RD is educating and empowering parents to raise intuitive eaters, even when they’ve had a tumultuous relationship with food and their own body. On the podcast, Sumner shares the starting point for parents raising an intuitive eater is creating a paradigm of health based on personal values and teaching children how to relate to their …
 
This week my guest is Gina Rolkowski. Gina has been in recovery from addiction and from childhood abuse for over 18 years. She now helps others to overcome the impacts of shame and abuse through her business called Beautiful Breakthroughs. Drawing on her 18 years in recovery coupled with her years of teaching experience and leading workshops on soc…
 
In today’s episode I’m joined by Tara Bixby, LPC a therapist, activist, and anxiety coach working to change the mental health narrative. We discuss… - Tara’s journey from cosmetologist, to 911 dispatcher, to clinician in an all male prison, to an anxiety coach and therapist - The prevalence of suicide in the United States and why we need to normali…
 
Dr. Kimberly Higney, a chiropractor specializing in natural hormonal health, personally knows what it’s like to turn her attention away from her body’s wisdom and what it’s like to honor it. In this conversation, Dr. Kimberly drops some amazing truth bombs that will land in your heart and fill you with relief. Dr. Kimberly and I talked about practi…
 
My guest today is Kabir Singh from Amatus Recovery Centers, he is a former VP of Operations and now runs a podcast for the centers and it’s called SHARE. I was recently a guest on his podcast which is how I met Kabir. He’s been sober since May 1, 2011 and I’m excited for you to hear his story. Kabir was set on his career path by his parents and alt…
 
In honor of the upcoming holiday season and November being Suicide Survivor’s Month I answer your questions on natural remedies for depression, spiritual bypassing, pharmaceutical medications for mental health, Evan’s advice on supporting someone through suicidal depression, if depression is connected to living truthfully, and the physical componen…
 
Jenna Hollenstein, nutrition therapist and meditation teacher, knows how life-transforming the practices of intuitive eating are. She shares her unique approach from a meditation and Buddhist lens in her book “Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life.” On the podcast, Jenna and I talked about how impo…
 
Today my guest is Mark Delaney who has overcome an addiction to food. We’re going to hear his story and talk about freedom and living your bold life on purpose. Mark says: My wife and I have always had a passion for helping people. For most of my life I felt knew I wanted to help people, and I tried, but I felt like I was failing at it. I had a pro…
 
In this week's episode I am joined by my girlfriend, Kris! Y'all have been asking for this podcast to happen and I finally begged enough to make it happen. I will preface this episode by saying that Kris is a very introverted and private person with an avoidant attachment style, so to say that doing this was a challenge for her would be an understa…
 
Krista Handfield, LICSW is a health equity and justice-oriented social worker rooted in Health At Every Size. On the podcast, Krista shares why everyone is impacted by weight stigma, and how important it is to understand the poor health outcomes that folks in larger bodies experience because of this form of oppression. She also shares the importanc…
 
My guest today is Trina Martin, a retired Naval officer, was a person who had to fight all her life to create success in her world. And yet, she still felt like a mess on the inside. All that over-achieving didn’t fix how she was feeling. Until she finally began looking at who she was internally and healing herself on the inside could she begin to …
 
Today I am joined by Angelika Alana a love, sex, and relationship coach specializing in body based healing for spiritual women and gender non-conforming people. We dive into sexual exploration, sitting in discomfort rather diving into desires, how to establish safety in your nervous system, communicating our sexual needs in an effective way, and be…
 
My guest today is Todd Nyholm, author of the book “Ah, Brain, Why do you troupble me so much?” Todd is a somatic practictioner and he works with your body and mind to help with the healing process. He’s overcome a LOT of adversity in childhood and as an adult he had to overcome serious health problems to repair his immune system. I believe his meth…
 
In this week's episode of Recovering From Reality, I am joined by my wonderful partner, Evan Haines. We take a deep dive into our relationships and how we came to the decision to open up our marriage after 10 years of monogamy. We are answering your questions from the ask me anything I posted a few weeks ago and we cover a range of topics like how …
 
Brianna Wilkerson, Holistic Health Coach shares her story around how she’s moved away from emotional eating and eating disordered behavior by understanding that her worth is more than her weight. Brianna shares how she now understands how she was designing her life around receiving external validation around her weight, success and bank account. Br…
 
Leadership for Parents Intro: My guest today is Aaron Huey, sober since 1998 and he is an EXPERT on helping parents be better leaders especially to teens. He is passionate about helping all parents have the tools to be a LOT more effective. He is also a podcaster and has an inexpensive app that can make your life a lot better! I’m so excited for yo…
 
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