Did you know it’s ok to not love your body? Well you can, and then start taking steps forward and become in tune with it. Here to share her insight on body image (and all things related) is Samantha Skelly, an emotional eating expert who’s revolutionizing the weight loss industry by uncovering the underlying causes of eating disorders.

Shame kept Samantha stuck, but as you’ll hear pain is a divine teacher. She reveals why we need to feel in order to heal, and how it’s not about being a certain weight but really how you feel about yourself.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • It wasn’t her body that Samantha hated – it was this (20 minutes and 48 seconds)
  • Why we’re so afraid of moving forward in a healthy way, and how this fear is holding us back (23:30)
  • How to recognize when our emotions are controlling what we eat (28:15)
  • It’s possible to address the underlying issues of emotional eating, but we have to do this (33:18)
  • Samantha’s advice for dealing with the shame! (47:36)

In the intro of this episode I also talk about what is getting me so MAD these days. I discuss the recent #MeToo movement and what has me so surprised about all this. How do we change it, and we do we even start? It’s all on today’s episode of Your Kick-Ass Life.

Resources from this podcast

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Samantha’s Website & Podcast
Her Facebook & Instagram
Hungry For Happiness Society
The Body Keeps The Score (full book)
Summary of The Body Keeps the Score (FYI- I have not read this version so I can’t fully recommend it!)

Samantha Skelly is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert. As founder of Hungry for Happiness, a movement to empower women to overcome their disordered eating and body image issues, Samantha has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform, with appearances on Global TV, Shaw, NBC, and, CBC. In 2013, Samantha was awarded “Top 24 under 24,” and in 2014, she was named a finalist for “Best Emerging Entrepreneur” by Small Business BC. Samantha continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through her program, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.

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