#24: Why is kindness key?
In this episode we discuss…
rebecca’s philosophy of body kindness
cultural messaging that there’s a right and wrong way to eat - and that if you eat the “right” way you’ll achieve a certain physique
the “rock bottom” moment that changed how Rebecca understood health and nutrition
detaching health from weight loss
the connection between wellbeing and one’s relationship with oneself
examples of how to put “body kindness” into practice
connecting to your body and noticing its experience
discovering what healthy living means to you, living your values, and creating a meaningful life outside of your appearance
“spiraling up” and building on positive emotions
the difference between guilt and shame
how parents can practice self-compassion and self-acceptance
research on the relationship between mindful self-care and depression in pregnancy and postpartum
rebecca’s answer to the million dollar question
Registered dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield helps us explore why families might want to practice “body kindness” and self-compassion. We discuss the importance of detaching health and wellbeing from weight, and how parents (and their children) can identify self care practices that work best for them.