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059 Build your positive self talk muscle | Marla Mervis-Hartmann

Not liking myself means that I get to play it small. Not liking my body means that I don’t have to show up in the world in a certain way. So some ways it’s a kind of scapegoat to play small
— Marla Mervis-Hartmann -

Do you have a healthy relationship with your body? Marla Mervis-Hartmann, a Reiki Master and Teacher, has followed her passion for women’s health down many paths of study and helps people to answer yes to the question: do you love your body?

She struggled with the obsession of not liking her body, over-exercising a lot, under-eating and then over-eating and bingeing.  Moving from the stress and negative behaviours to acceptance and self-love changed her relationship with her body and her life.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Marla Mervis-Hartmann

We spoke about 

  • Marla’s journey to acceptance

  • Why some people aren’t loving the body they’re in

  • How we create a negative body image

  • The impact of body image on our lives

  • Is food really the issue?

  • Taking control of your self talk

  • A practical way of looking at self love

  • Marla’s tips for living fabulously

Value Quotes 

“As we know anxiety just ain’t good for anything”

“We’ve got this crazy ideal of stick thin models who don’t really even look like that themselves”

“So lots of times this not enough feeling that we’re feeling; it shows up physically but it can really be a tell-tale sign of a deeper ‘I’m not enough’”

“Saying that we love ourselves or saying yeah I’m ok with what I look like is not the norm”

“Not liking myself means that I get to play it small. Not liking my body means that I don’t have to show up in the world in a certain way. So in some ways it’s a kind of scapegoat to play small”

“When I work with people it’s not about figuring out what you’re going to eat. It’s about figuring out why you’re so concerned about what you want to eat”

“Get really clear and become very aware of how you are talking to yourself”

“Give some positivity to what you know about yourself to be true”

“If I care about myself and love myself then I am going to take a more positive action”

“When we surrender to what we look like its then that we can actually find ourselves, its then when we can then have more love for ourselves”

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Episode Links

You can find Marla Mervis-Hartman at:

Website: www.loveyourbodyloveyourself.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loveyourbodyloveyourself/

Marla’s TEDx talk - The Secret Ingredient to Feeling Good in your Body: https://youtu.be/nEVjlT9B6dU

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055 No more starting over on Mondays | Melissa Costello

We’re in this diet mindset that keeps us stuck in the vicious circle instead of living more from a place of what is nourishing, what’s going to fuel me, what feels good for me
— Melissa Costello -

I feel so privileged that I get to connect with and interview people like the talented and inspirational Melissa Costello.  She shares her difficult journey with body image that has her supporting so many people in her work as a Transformational Eating Coach, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Spiritual Psychologist, Plant-Based Chef, Speaker and Author.  Melissa shares that eating well does not exclude a challenge with body image and inappropriate relationship with food.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Melissa Costello

We spoke about 

  • A difficult body image journey

  • The rise of chronic illness

  • Healing the relationship with food

  • The many benefits of clean eating

  • Finding balance and consistency in our relationship with food

  • One meal at a time mindset

  • Types of reasons why people eat

  • Melissa’s tips for Living Fabulously

Value Quotes 

“When I started to transform my diet, all my childhood illnesses went away”

“I thought that the healthier I ate and the more that I controlled my food, that would bring my body to a place that I felt good about”

“I basically healed my relationship to food and my body because I really saw the connection of how my eating was linked to my body image”

“As much as eating healthy and eating clean is important a lot of people struggle with the consistency”

“We’re overwhelmed, overloaded, people are not getting enough sleep”

“We are constantly being bogged down by electronics, phones and all these distractions and people aren’t getting the quality of time alone or the quality of sleep that they need”

“It’s become a world of convenience and what is convenient is not always healthy”

“I’ve finally felt that sense of freedom where I can really enjoy my body and feel good”

“Clean eating is not eating from a bag, box or a can but eating food as close to nature as you can”

“We’re in this diet mindset that keeps us stuck in the vicious circle instead of living more from a place of what is nourishing, what’s going to fuel me, what feels good for me”

“What I found for myself in my journey is that the healthier I ate, the better I felt and the more I wanted to do it”

“Each choice we make is either going to compound the problem or create solutions for us”

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Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links  

You can find Melissa Costello at:

Website: www.karmachow.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/karmachow

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