S2 Ep. 7: Making Peace with Your Body with Anna Sweeney

Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S, certified eating disorder dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, body image specialist and disabled human joins me for an episode of HeartSpace you don’t want to miss. Anna is a special person, and this is a special episode where we dive into making peace with your body. We talk self-care, shame, ableism, body acceptance, body image, making peace with your body, and so much more. This is an episode that’ll open your heart and mind.

Specifically, we discuss:

  • Anna’s story and why she feels so passionate about the work she does
  • Feeling invisible
  • Her shame spiral and how she moved through it
  • Anna’s personal story with MS
  • Finding “new normals”
  • Why it’s a hard time in the world to have a body
  • Unpacking your food and body image story
  • How body and food stuff is intergenerational
  • How your relationship with your body is fluid
  • Self-care
  • What a healthy body image actually means
  • Why you need to make sure you’re addressing baseline needs before you go on to develop a greater sense of self
  • What weight neutrality means
  • What set point means
  • What inspired and continues to inspire Anna’s work
  • Anna’s experience of ableism
  • Why there’s nothing wrong with your body
  • Body image
  • And so much more