I am excited, on so many levels, to have Geneen Roth on the show with me this week. She is the author of ten books, including the just released This Messy Magnificent Life. I was first introduced to Geneen and her writing, when I read her book, Women Food and God. It was one of the first books I read about how what we eat is connected to our core beliefs. I have since consumed many of her books and one of the reasons why I am happy she was my guest.
In this episode, Geneen and I talk about her newest book, the evolution of her relationship with food and some of our meditation failures. Plus, we talk all about the inner critic, which Geneen calls, “the crazy aunt in the attic,” and Geneen offers some ways to manage her.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- Wanting something more and deeper (7 minutes and 4 seconds)
- How Geneen’s relationship with food evolved over time and how the journey is depicted through her books (9:05)
- Our failures at meditation and insightful advice for those that are about to get started (15:49)
- All about the crazy aunt in the attic and how Geneen teaches people to deal with her (20:52)
- How to catch the background noise of the inner critic (28:10)
Resources from this episode
Geneen’s new book, The Messy Magnificent Life
An Honest Conversation About Body Image
An Honest Conversation About Body Image, Part Deux
Geneen Roth is the author of ten books, including the just released This Messy Magnificent Life and the New York Times bestsellers When Food Is Love, Lost and Found, and Women Food and God, as well as The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It. She has been teaching groundbreaking workshops and retreats for over thirty years and has appeared on numerous national shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, the Today show, Good Morning America, and The View.