We are currently bombarded with messages suggesting that we should change our bodies in this new year. It’s a particularly noisy time for diet culture, but there are plenty of 2023 intentions that have absolutely nothing to do with a new diet fad or trendy exercise routine. These recovery-aligned goals can protect both your physical and mental well-being, as well as improve your relationship with food, your body, and yourself.
You may want to start meditating, treat yourself with more compassion, or find movement practices that bring you joy. On our podcast Peace Meal, host Dr. Jillian Lampert speaks with experts in the eating disorder field and people in recovery on a range of topics, including practical tips to support these types of recovery-related goals. Read on for five episodes that can help you achieve the intentions you may be pursuing in 2023.
1. Improve my relationship with my body
Episode 70: The Healing Power of Embodiment with Heidi Andersen
Being embodied means feeling connected to your body in a safe manner. Learn how impactful embodiment can be in eating disorder recovery by listening to this episode with Heidi Andersen, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Embodiment Specialist. If you want to improve your relationship with your body, Heidi recommends embodiment practices like yoga, meditation, and breathwork.
2. Create a meditation practice
Episode 72: The Benefits of Meditation with Kateri Anderson Heymans
Meditation can be an incredible tool in eating disorder recovery. In this episode of Peace Meal, Kateri Anderson Heymans shares how meditation helped her gain the self-love and compassion that she so desperately needed when healing from her illness. The conversation even ends with a meditation for you to try!
3. Examine my relationship with social media
Episode 53: Social Media and Recovery with Maddy Walters
Social media can have a negative impact on your mental health. Guest Maddy Walters uses her personal experience to discuss how to protect eating disorder recovery when spending time online. She also stresses how finding community on social media can be a massive asset to healing.
4. Be more compassionate to myself
Episode 69: Mindful Self-Compassion with Erin Werner
Mental health administrator Erin Werner discusses how, with professional help, she learned the skill of mindful self-compassion, which was critical to her eating disorder recovery. Check out this episode of Peace Meal to discover why self-kindness was more motivating for her than self-criticism ever was.
5. Find joyful movement
Episode 63: Healing from Compulsive Exercise with Amy Gardner
This episode of Peace Meal with Amy Gardner, MS, CEDRD, RYT, dives into the topic of compulsive exercise. Learn how to spot when exercise turns into a compulsion and what to do if you see those signs. In addition, explore ways to rethink exercise so that it’s more about finding movement that brings you joy, rather than changing your body.
We hope these podcast episodes support intentions for the year that serve and protect your recovery. If you are currently struggling, remember to enlist support from your loved ones and care team as you continue to heal. We wish you peace, health, and joy in 2023.
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