S1 Ep. 8: Kara Lydon on Intuitive Eating, Mindfulness & Self-Acceptance

“There needs to be a balance where you really do just sit with the hard stuff…. It starts off as really big and it feels really heavy and if you continue to watch it and you continue to breathe through it, you start to watch it evolve and all of a sudden it becomes smaller and more manageable until it starts to dissipate … and that can be a really cool beautiful thing to watch.” ~Kara Lydon

Kara Lydon, intuitive eating dietitian, yoga teacher, and food blogger joins me for an episode full of truth, love, and inspiration. We talk anxiety, listening to your body’s own innate wisdom, yoga, self-acceptance, unexpected job loss, finding your passion, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did!

Inside the episode we discuss:

  • Honoring your body’s own innate wisdom
  • How to get out of your head and into your body and what that means
  • Intuitive eating
  • Learning to listen to what your body is saying
  • How to recognize hunger
  • The practice of interoceptive awareness
  • Going inwards and creating a quiet space for yourself
  • Kara’s personal story on coping with emotions
  • Trying to escape from discomfort and the hard stuff
  • How yoga and anxiety intersect
  • Self-acceptance
  • Holding spaces for emotions
  • The practice of mindfulness and watching your thoughts
  • Vulnerability
  • Getting curious about your food choices without judgement
  • Kara’s personal story of transitioning from a vegetarian
  • Releasing black and white thinking
  • Using compassion and curiosity around food choices
  • Handling criticism on social media
  • Unexpected job loss
  • Creating a non-traditional career path
  • Following your passion