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Compared to Who? Body Image for Christian Women

Looking for authentic conversations about how to deal with your body image, insecurity, and comparison issues as a Christian woman? Then Compared to Who? is the show for you! Twice a week, we tackle tough topics like dieting, disordered eating, weight loss, aging, body dysmorphia, and more from a practical, grace-filled, gospel-centered perspective. Author, speaker, and Christian body image coach Heather Creekmore speaks truth in a direct, relatable, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny way. Listen and be encouraged to stop comparing and start living! Find out more about Heather Creekmore and the ministry of Compared to Who? at https://www.comparedtowho.me.

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Do People Think I Don't Care About Health? Intuitive Eating Coaching Call
On today's Intuitive Eating coaching call, Heather and her coaches, Char-Lee Cassel and Erin Todd of the Intuitive Eating for Christian Women Podcast, talk about how we stress over what other people think of us as we back away from dieting and grow more comfortable with food freedom. Our conversation goes many directions as we explore topics like: How do you talk to a friend who has been told that she has to lose weight for health reasons? How can we stay humble and not get prideful in believing we "know" a better answer than others? How can we truly learn not to worry about what other people think of us as we change size or shape? We discuss why weight loss does not meet the guidelines for a "sound" prescription, yet it's still given out like the cure-all pill. We also discuss how even the church has gotten this confused and spent too much time promoting health as a certain body type. Listen to today's conversation and let us know what you think! Here's a link to Erin Todd's Litany of Humility - A Prayer for Dieter's that was read at the end of today's show: https://erinltodd.com/a-former-dieters-prayer-for-humility/ Do People Think I Don't Care About My Health? Has This Ever Been a Concern For You? Post your thoughts in our Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/comparedtowho Today's show is sponsored by: Tighten Your Tinkler! Pelvic floor weakness is connected to everything from bunions to back pain to those embarrassing little leaks you may get when you sneeze or cough! If you haven’t listened to the full interview with Jenn from Tighten Your Tinkler, listen here. To learn more about the program, visit: https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com/signatureprogram and use the coupon code: HEATHER to save $50! Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Learn more about Intuitive Eating for Christian Women or listen to the podcast here: https://intuitiveeatingforchristianwomen.com OR - learn about Char's coaching options here: https://charleecassel.com Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Struggling with the hot or holy paradigm? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
38:07 09/23/2022
Lies We Believe: I'll Find My Purpose When I'm More Perfect
Maybe perfect isn't what you're going for, but have you ever believed the lie that you needed to get BETTER before you could pursue something? Whether it was getting your body "better" before you volunteer at church or getting your house "better" before you sign up to host a Bible study, many of us have believed the lie that we'll be able to start walking in our God-given purpose as soon as we do a little self-perfecting. But look at the Bible. It's clear from scripture that God only uses imperfect people. That pressure to perfect ourselves or our homes or our children before we can start living on purpose for him, is just a lie. And, it's a lie that stops a lot of women from serving and feeling alive in the body God gave them because they are convinced it's not "good enough" yet to be used to serve God. It's just a lie. Today we tackle this lie. Why do we believe that becoming more perfect helps us find our purpose? Or that perfection or "better" has to precede us walking in our purpose? Who actually tells us this lie and keeps us stuck chasing it instead of walking in what we were created to do? It's not God! Learn more about coaching or sign up for emails from Compared to Who? by visiting: www.comparedtowho.me Today’s show also features an ad from this month's sponsor: Tighten Your Tinkler. Heather tells you about her experience with this amazing program to help you strengthen your pelvic floor and why that’s important. If you haven’t listened to the full interview with Jenn from Tighten Your Tinkler, listen here. To find out more about the program, visit: https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com/signatureprogram and use the coupon code: HEATHER to save $50!
30:14 09/20/2022
Lies We Believe: I Can Control What Others Think of Me
Today's lie is one that most of us aren't even conscious of. And yet, how often do we find ourselves changing clothes a dozen times before we see people or stressing over how we look or what we said? Could it be that the reason we stress is that we're worried about what image we are portraying? Are we concerned that if we don't look or act like we believe we should, people won't think of us in the way we want them to? I don't know about you, but this has been a big struggle for me. The lie I've believed is that I can control what others think of me. But it's just not true. I can act the way I think they'd prefer me to act, I can look the way I think they'd prefer me to look, and they could still draw conclusions about me that I'd rather them not! Is it true? Can a "better image" control what other people think of us? Or is this just another lie we get caught believing? In today's episode: Lies We Believe, I Can Control What Others Think of Me we tackle these topics and more! Learn more about coaching or sign up for emails from Compared to Who? by visiting: www.comparedtowho.me Today’s show also features an ad from our sponsor of the month: Tighten Your Tinkler. Heather tells you about her experience with this amazing program to help you strengthen your pelvic floor and why that’s important. If you haven’t listened to the full interview with Jenn from Tighten Your Tinkler, listen here. To find out more about the program, visit: https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com/signatureprogram and use the coupon code: HEATHER to save $50!
18:40 09/16/2022
Lies We Believe: Not Controlling Food Means Out of Control Around Food
Most of us hate that "out of control" feeling. That's why diets are so appealing. They give us a plan and help us feel like we are in control. When we're "off" the diet we feel out of control, so we try another diet or "health plan" so we can feel our sense of control restored. Today we tackle the truth behind why our eating patterns are disrupted by diets and overly controlling behaviors. We look a bit at the science as to why we feel like we can't be "trusted" around food or are "out of control" when we go off a diet. We also talk about how there is a way to eat and enjoy food and feel in control, without being on a specific food plan. If you struggle with swinging from "in control" to "out of control" around food and if you long to have freedom in this arena, today's show is a great first step for you! Do you feel out of control with food when you're not on a diet? You're not alone. But what if that out of control feeling is really more about your body trying to get what it's been missing out on while you were following your plan? We tend to believe we have so much control over our bodies, yet our bodies want what they want and are determined to help us stay alive! What if our bodies craving for foods or certain foods isn't a problem to be tamed but a good and necessary part of our biology! Let me know what you think after you listen to this episode! You don't have to control food to be free around food! Learn more about coaching or sign up for emails from Compared to Who? by visiting: www.comparedtowho.me Today’s show also features an ad from our sponsor of the month: Tighten Your Tinkler. Heather tells you about her experience with this amazing program to help you strengthen your pelvic floor and why that’s important. If you haven’t listened to the full interview with Jenn from Tighten Your Tinkler, listen here. To find out more about the program, visit: https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com/signatureprogram and use the coupon code: HEATHER to save $50!
24:44 09/13/2022
Lies We Believe: My Body Won't Change if I Do Everything Right
Have you believed that it's possible to keep your body from changing? Maybe you've believed that you could stop aging, weight shifts, or other physical changes if you followed someone's plan or just did "all the things" right. Have you felt guilt, shame, or "out of control" feelings because your body has changed and you didn't stop it? Oh friend, today we're going to explore the world of lies surrounding how, why, and if our bodies should change. There's so much circulating that makes it feel like we have complete control to stop our body from ever looking different. But, what if these are all just lies we're tempted to believe? Listen to today's show and let me know what you think! Today we talk about: How strange it would be for our bodies to "never change" How there's an industry out there that makes a lot of money convincing us our bodies are completely controllable-but body change is natural and normal! Why we will feel better about our bodies and our lives if we can give ourselves some grace to change through different seasons and ages. Is it true that if you work hard enough and are diligent enough, your body won't change? Learn more about coaching or sign up for emails from Compared to Who? by visiting: www.comparedtowho.me Today’s show also features an ad from our sponsor of the month: Tighten Your Tinkler. Heather tells you about her experience with this amazing program to help you strengthen your pelvic floor and why that’s important. If you haven’t listened to the full interview with Jenn from Tighten Your Tinkler, listen here. To find out more about the program, visit: https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com/signatureprogram and use the coupon code: HEATHER to save $50!
21:53 09/09/2022
Lies We Believe: Appreciation & Approval Are the Same
Do you want to be appreciated or do you want to be approved of? These two words sound similar, but we don't often think about their differences. Yet, when we confuse appreciation and approval, we can send our hearts on a wild goose chase after something they already have in Christ! If you've ever felt under appreciated or lived for the compliments and kudos of others, this episode will encourage you and help you navigate the tricky nuance between these two concepts: appreciation and approval. In today's show we talk about how appreciation and approval are different and how looking for appreciation from a place of knowing and understanding our approval in Christ can make appreciation that much sweeter. If you're concerned that you aren't appreciated like you used to be, or maybe you don't get the compliments you used to get or wish you would get --it's important to understand these two concepts--appreciation and approval--and how to tell them apart! Don't confuse approval and appreciation! Learn more about coaching or sign up for emails from Compared to Who? by visiting: www.comparedtowho.me Today's show also features an ad from our sponsor of the month: Tighten Your Tinkler. Heather tells you about her experience with this amazing program to help you strengthen your pelvic floor and why that's important. If you haven't listened to the full interview with Jenn from Tighten Your Tinkler, listen here. To find out more about the program, visit: https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com/signatureprogram and use the coupon code: HEATHER to save $50!
44:09 09/06/2022
Lies We Believe: Weight Loss Fixes Everything
Today we start a new series for the month of September called "Lies We Believe." The first lie we tackle is the myth that if you just lose weight or get your body to the size you want it to be, you won't stress over body image any more. This is the lie sold to us through every before and after photo in every weight loss ad. This is the lie that most permeates the marketing of diets. And it's one we want to believe because it feels like it would be SO nice to just drop the pounds and have everything in life get easier. Yet, there is solid scientific evidence proving that weight loss doesn't solve everything. In fact, there's science that shows once a woman loses weight, she may actually start obsessing over her body even more! In other words, it's just not true that weight loss fixes everything. It could lead you to more issues, especially in the arena of body image! Are you ready to let go of the myth that weight loss fixes everything? Then today's show is for you. Learn more about coaching or sign up for emails from Compared to Who? by visiting: www.comparedtowho.me Today's show also features an ad from our sponsor of the month: Tighten Your Tinkler. Heather tells you about her experience with this amazing program to help you strengthen your pelvic floor and why that's important. If you haven't listened to the full interview with Jenn from Tighten Your Tinkler, listen here. To find out more about the program, visit: https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com/signatureprogram and use the coupon code: HEATHER to save $50!
22:10 09/02/2022
Are You Exercising Your Pelvic Floor?
Today's show explores the one muscle in our body most of us never think about exercising, our pelvic floor! We talk about how this little set of muscles has all of your organs resting on it and how many of the issues women experience, from peeing a little when you sneeze to frequent bathroom trips, to posture problems or back pain, could all be related to pelvic floor dysfunction! Guess what: It's not about Kegels!! This isn't your typical episode of Compared to Who? but today, I tackle this physical issue, how it relates to body image and relationship issues, and much more. You will be amazed at the connection! Jenn Lormand, an experienced exercise physiologist from Tighten Your Tinkler (silly name but serious results) joins me to talk about all the different ways having a weak pelvic floor may be affecting your life, your marriage, and your ability to feel comfortable and confident in your body. Here are some of the topics we explore today: *How you can feel broken when things "down there" aren't functioning like they should (or aren't reliable!) *How hip pain, back pain, neck pain, bunions and posture issues can all connect with a weak pelvic floor! *We define prolapse--a condition that affects many women and comes in numbered stages. *We discuss how women recovering or recovered from bulimia or over-exercising may especially feel the affects in their pelvic floor. *Jenn assures Heather that peeing when you cough, sneeze, or while exercising isn't a normal and necessary part of aging--and that there is a way to stop without surgery! *How the Tighten Your Tinkler signature program gets you safely exercising and working on strengthening your pelvic floor muscles! *We talk about how this is one set of muscles that no one sees--yet ignoring them could cause big problems for the rest of your body! Find out more about Tighten Your Tinkler: A Program to Get You Safely Exercising Your Pelvic Floor Intimacy Guide: https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com/partner-guide Quiz: Tighten Your Tinkler Quiz Survey (surveymonkey.com) Back and Hip Relief:https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com/backandhiprelief Learn more or sign up for their program here use the coupon code HEATHER to save $50: https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com/signatureprogram
36:00 08/30/2022
Handling the End of Summer Blues
Do you wrestle with feelings of disappointment at the end of fun seasons like Summer or the holidays? If so, you may have Chronic Disappointment Disorder (or CDD). It's not a real disease, but Heather has experienced it as if it were. Today, she tackles what to do if you feel disappointed at the end of this season and if you wrestle feelings of sadness or loss as you transition between the seasons. Here's where we go in today's Handling the End of Summer Blues Episode: **How so many of us get sad and stressed at the end of seasons and how we worry and stress over what we didn't do during the "special time." **How we look for life in experiences instead of where it's found (in Christ). **How Chronic Disappointment Disorder speaks to these "identities" that we desire to have. **How to not think so linear -- believing that the next milestone will be "better". **How to stop the comparative thoughts around what you did or didn't do over the summer. **What to do to fend off the end of summer blues--to keep your body and your spirit from feeling depressed. Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Struggling with the hot or holy paradigm? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
25:18 08/26/2022
The Religion of Our Diets: Confusing Messages of Diet Culture with Christianity
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you'd probably call yourself a Christian. You may even say that's our religion. But, when we follow diets, there is a temptation to follow a false religion. In fact, that's why diets sell and why Christians love diets so much--there's a lot of similarities between following a diet and our walk of faith. But, it's important in the end to know which "religion" you are more allegiant to--the religion of diets or Jesus! Today we explore the following topics in this episode--The Religion of Diets: **We talk about the great similarities between what Diet Culture teaches and what Christianity teaches in terms of faith and salvation. **We look at words like righteousness, holiness, grace, and justice and how they apply to both Christianity and to our dieting. **We explore why it's so easy to fall into the trap of earning righteousness through food or exercise rules and how real Christianity requires grace that dieting doesn't offer. **We explore the root word of Diet Culture and talk about how a shared faith and worship of something that's not Jesus is always idolatry. Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Struggling with the hot or holy paradigm? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
28:14 08/16/2022
God's Sovereignty & Your Body (Romans 9)
In today's episode of 7 Minutes of Scripture, we're talking about God's sovereignty and your body and body image! It's tough to tackle one of the biggest, richest, and deepest passages of the Bible in such a short amount of time. But, today, Heather attempts to apply Paul's wisdom about the sovereignty of God to our bodies and body image issues. If you've ever struggled with believing that God made you look the way you do on purpose, or that God can use you, just as you are in your body, for his purpose--you'll want to listen to this. Here's what we talk about in today's episode about God's Sovereignty and Your Body: **We dig into Romans 9 starting in verse 10 and landing in verse 23. **We concentrate on the question posed in Romans 9:20-21 about whether or not the clay as a right to ask the potter how and why he's made it that way. **We look at how Romans 9 explains that God is the potter and how we are the clay. **We talk about how God created us on purpose, for a purpose, including the way our bodies look. **We dig into the concept of God choosing what kind of vessel we are and what we were made for. **We talk about the way to surrender back to God our bodies for the purpose He created us for. Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Struggling with the hot or holy paradigm? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
14:53 08/12/2022
Befriending Your Body
Is your body your friend or your enemy? Are you on the same team or are you always at odds? Do you feel like your body fights you? Or, maybe you've just never liked it...and making peace sounds nearly impossible. No matter where you are at on your body image journey, befriending your body is a helpful part of the process. Today, Heather talks about being kind to your body from several different angles. Here are some of the topics covered in today's Befriending Your Body episode: **We discuss how our various diet plans can be unkind to our bodies-leaving out important macronutrients or enough calories. **We talk about how being on the same team as your body can help you feel better about your body in every way--including physically. **We reference this podcast episode with Tracy Brown, RD where we discuss bread. https://comparedtowho.me/afraid-of-bread-fear-of-bread/ **We also reference these episodes about self control with Amy Carlson, RD. https://comparedtowho.me/is-self-control-really-the-solution-to-our-food-issues/ Share this episode with a friend and leave a review if it’s touched you! Not sure how to leave a review? Learn more here: https://www.comparedtowho.me/podcast Ready to start reading the Burden of Better? Find out more or start reading the first two chapters free here: https://comparedtowho.me/burden-of-better-book-for-christian-women-on-comparison Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Struggling with the hot or holy paradigm? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
25:15 08/09/2022
Back-to-School Shopping, Body Image, and Our Kids
Back-to-school shopping time gives an opportunity for body image issues to flare! Sometimes the issues are our own--we may project our own body image issues onto our kids, fearing they will follow in our footsteps as their size or shape changes. Or, it may be that our children are already expressing dissatisfaction with their bodies--and back-to-school shopping can be a rough time for both parent and child. Today we tackle all things back-to-school shopping, body image, and our children. Here's Where We Go on Today's Back-to-School Shopping, Body Image, and Our Kids Show: ** We talk about how tough it can be when our kids choose clothing that we don't like and how we worry about their image. **We discuss how to handle size tags--and how to teach your children that they don't matter. **We talk about what to do when/if your child expresses dissatisfaction with their body in the dressing room. Heather goes deep with questions you can use to start helpful conversations around body image and value. If this show blesses you, be sure to tell a friend about it or leave a review! Listen to today’s show about thinspiration and fitspiration, and let me know what you think! Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Check out Heather’s coaching options: Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck?  Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
28:08 08/05/2022
When You Really Want to Start a New Diet
If you feel the urge to find a new diet for the Fall, you're not alone. Back-to-school time triggers us with the lure of a fresh start, new routines, and the promise that maybe this Fall we can find the plan to solve our issues for good! But, is finding a new diet or plan the best way to find body image freedom? Today we talk about this and more. If you really want to start a new diet soon -- this show is for you! What to Do When You Really Want to Start a New Diet Today we talk about what to do when you really believe a new diet is what you need. Here are some of the places we go on today's show: How triggering Instagram/Facebook ads with new plans for Fall can be! How satisfying it can be to feel like you are regaining control through a new plan. How to look at your past to see if a new plan is going to work better than the others. How to look at your future to see if a new plan can really give you what you want and desire the most. How to look at your present and see if your real need is for body change or for something deeper. What to do if you struggle not to believe that a new plan could fix everything! Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck?  Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
27:50 08/02/2022
Comparing Yourself to Your Younger Self?
Are you stuck comparing who you are today to who you were ten, twenty, or more years ago? If so, today's episode is for you. We're going to talk about how to stop comparing yourself to your younger self. We'll explore how we tend to romanticize and idealize those older versions of ourselves. We'll also look at how to reprogram our brains and accept the reality that a changing body is more normal than not as we age. If aging is bogging you down or you can't get over the desire to look how you looked decades ago, listen and share with a friend! Highlights from today's show: Comparing Yourself to Your Younger Self *Understand that comparing yourself to the "old you" isn't a victimless crime. *We explore how this kind of comparison can have damaging effects too! *We talk about the realities of aging--that the human body is always aging and changing and how looking decades younger would actually be strange for most of us! *We explore objectification and how we don't really remember or see clearly that woman in the old photo as more than just an object. Yet, she had struggles of her own--even if her body was "better." *Why comparing your younger self isn't really an apples to apples, fair comparison. Coaching tip: Write a list of reasons you WOULDN'T want to return to the age of which you keep comparing yourself. Are there things about your life then that you are missing now? Are there things about your life now that you appreciate and are grateful for? See if you can explore below the surface to find out what it is you are really missing about that old life. Was it relationships? Friendships? Freedom from burdens or responsibilities you carry now? Chances are, it's not just the body you are missing. Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Check out Heather’s coaching options: Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck?  Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
26:57 07/29/2022
5 Things to Do on a Bad Body Image Day
Wondering what to do and what not to do on a bad body image day? Here are five tips to help you navigate those days when you wake up and feel "bleh" about your body. If somedays you feel more consumed with your body and the desire to change it feels overwhelming, know you are not alone. We all have bad body image days. Even if you've made great strides towards freedom from obsessing over your body, there are days when the hormones will rage or the bloat will roar and you'll be ready to do something drastic. But, never fear. There are things to do and not to do when these feelings hit you. Today, we talk about 5 of them. From why you shouldn't go get bangs cut (or any drastic hair style change) to why spending the day googling a new diet won't work, we cover a gamut of suggestions for what to do on a bad body image day. What to Do on a Bad Body Image Day Today's top five tips are as follows: Don't get on the scale, don't try on your smallest jeans, don't get a new hair cut, don't spend all day googling a new plan, and don't make a list of new vows to yourself (I'll never eat after 7pm again!). Instead-- learn to identify those bad body image days. Learn to dig in to what's underneath the feelings. And, learn to be patient with your always changing body. Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Check out Heather’s coaching options: Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck?  Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
23:12 07/26/2022
Escaping Diet Culture and Healing Body Image Issues
Did you know that healing your body image may require you to escape from something you've likely been trapped in for a long time? Diet Culture-the ways we think having a better or "healthier" or thinner body will save us-has trapped many of us in its "escape room" for decades. We're told if we can do all the things, figure out the right combinations, and break the secret codes, then we will escape and be free from our body image issues. But, the truth is, that's not the way diet culture--or body image issues--work. We talk about escaping diet culture and healing body image issues. Here's where we go in today's show: How trying to escape the pervasive diet culture can feel like trying to get out of a difficult escape room. Why there's not a secret decode ring to unlock your healing from body image issues. How escaping diet culture is the first step to finding body image healing. How diet culture keeps us trapped always looking for the key that works. How we gather clues and believe that if we apply it all to our bodies, we will unlock the door to freedom. How we believe freedom from body image issues is bigger than just not stressing over our bodies. Body image issues are about our hearts. Can we believe he made us in a variety of ways, shapes and sizes? Why Christianized "Jedi mind tricks" can't set us free. What does freedom with body image issues really look like? How do we keep from going back to diet culture's escape room? Coaching tip: Acknowledge the ways we've believed the world's system (Diet culture's system) would unlock the door to freedom and abundant life? How have we believed that we really needed a better body to set us free? Have we tried to heal our body image issues the word's way or the world's way? Think and pray through these questions today. Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Learn more about Intuitive Eating for Christian Women or listen to the podcast here: https://intuitiveeatingforchristianwomen.com Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Struggling with the hot or holy paradigm? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
21:01 07/22/2022
Are Fitness Trackers Bad for Your Health?
In today's "Hot Coaching Tips" episode, Heather talks fitness trackers, Apple Watch, and all the other little exercise bullies that we wear on our person. We talk about the good, the bad, and the unexpected when it comes to these tracking devices. Do you have to have your watch on to get "credit" every time you walk? Do you never leave home without your tracker? Take a listen today and see how this coaching episode can help you. Are Fitness Trackers Bad for Your Health? Here's what we talk about on today's show: How we can be shamed or challenged into obeying our trackers versus our bodies. Do these trackers and their readouts keep us stuck in disordered behaviors? Why we get so "inspired" and how those little "rewards" on our wrists work. How these "motivators" can lead us to a bad place with exercise. Are fitness trackers bad for your mental health? How they're not inherently bad or "evil" but how those of us with issues around disordered eating and exercise, they may be unhealthy. Why changing our goals may be the healthiest things for our bodies and our minds. Coaching Tip: Pray about whether or not you need to give up your tracker. Is it helping you or hurting you? Who can you have an honest conversation with about your relationship with your tracker? Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Check out Heather’s coaching options: Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck?  Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
12:38 07/19/2022
What Does it Mean to Be Normal With Food?
Most of us who diet or try fitness/wellness plans aren't looking to be on a plan forever. We just want to rest. We just want to be normal with food. But what does that even look like? Are you so far from feeling peaceful and "normal" around food, that you can't even conceive of how that would look? That's what we're talking about in today's "Hot Coaching Tips" episode. Here are some points we cover as we discuss: What Does it Mean to Be Normal With Food? Why it's important to understand what eating disorders and disordered eating really looks like? How too many don't classify themselves with that label because they believe their strained relationship with food is normal or necessary. How looking identifying our behaviors around food can help us work towards healing, freedom, and recovery--if we aren't afraid to be honest about them. How Heather's understanding of her own eating disorder came decades later. (She talks about that in this episode: What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders ) Why if your weight is something you can only maintain through eating disorder behaviors, that's not a healthy weight for you. How getting food freedom means thinking about food less and getting back mental space assigned to calculating and measuring. What I observed about my Food Network watching habits after I quit dieting! Coaching Tip: Is your relationship with food disordered? Take an honest look at your habits, thoughts, and patterns this week. Reach out for help if you need it. Promoted on today's show: BodyBloved Food Freedom Bible Study and Course! Use these links to learn more: Food Freedom Bible Study Group Course (One Year Access) or Lifetime Access Food Freedom Bible Study Individual Course (One Year Access) or Lifetime Access Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Check out Heather’s coaching options: Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck?  Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
24:03 07/15/2022
Still Trying Not to Eat: Intuitive Eating Coaching Call
In today's Intuitive Eating coaching call, Heather talks to her coaches, Erin Todd and Char-Lee Cassel from the Intuitive Eating for Christian Women podcast about how she's spent so many years trying not to eat and how unfamiliar it is to have that permission. Today we start by looking at scripture. In Proverbs 13:25 the Bible talks about eating until their hearts are content. Then in Proverbs 14:1, the next verse in the Bible, scripture references a woman using her own hands to tear down her house. We talk about how restricting food leads to tearing down our earthly homes and breaking down our bodies by not nourishing them the way they need. Here are some other topics we talk about in today's "Trying Not to Eat" coaching call: How odd it is that we tend to praise those who can go without food or "resist" the "temptation" to eat, when eating is necessary and healthy. How it is a revolutionary concept to most of us that shrinking our body isn't the healthiest thing for it. How physically good it is for your body to care for it and not uber focus on your weight. How we've trained our brains to be against our bodies. Why trying not to eat is not as healthy as we've been taught. How eating carbohydrates helps stabilize your blood sugar and makes you feel better. What Heather learned about Intuitive Eating when she overdid it with the Bark Thins. Who we are really "obeying" when we don't nourish our bodies. How the abundant life isn't really about getting food right, it's about having so much life the food isn't as important! Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Learn more about Intuitive Eating for Christian Women or listen to the podcast here: https://intuitiveeatingforchristianwomen.com Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Struggling with the hot or holy paradigm? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
45:08 07/12/2022
Hot Coaching Tip: How to Grieve the Loss of Your Ideal Life
What does it mean to really let go of our ideals? Are you grieving the ideal life that you hoped to have, but don't? Do dreams of "happily ever after" keep us stuck wishing and hoping that our lives were different than they are? How can we let go of our ideal life in order to fully embrace and enjoy the life we actually have? We talk about these issues and more on today's episode. Here's Where We Go in Today's Show: Grieving the Loss of the Ideal Life Check out Paul Tripp's Instagram post here How do we let go of those dreams we've held for our lives? Why grieving the ideal life is the only way to let go of idolatrous dreams and find the ones God has for us. What is the grieving process and how does this apply to our ideals? What stages of grief do we go through as we release our ideals? Me and Cinderella - a song from the Wallflowers- that talks about giving up the fantasy to really live life. It may not be that you believed life would be perfect, but perhaps you believed it would just be a "little better" than it is. The only place where we'll really find happily ever after. What ideals do you have that you can't let go of yet? Coaching tip: What ideals am I still chasing and what do I need to grieve? Where am I still holding on to a Cinderella fantasy? Have I been grieving the loss of the ideal life or am I still chasing it? Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Check out Heather’s coaching options: Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck?  Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
23:49 07/08/2022
The Spiritual Problem With Thinspiration
Thinspiration or Fitspiration has been around since I was a kid, only it didn't have such a cool name. But, I learned that cutting pictures out of magazines of women whom I aspired to look like would help me, somehow, look more like them. I read I should put these pictures on the refrigerator and that would help me not eat. I should put them on my mirror so I could look at these images, every day, and be reminded of my goal--to have that kind of body. It may sound innocent, but friends, fitspiration and thinspiration are not of the Lord. Jesus doesn't ask us to try to look like other women. Jesus doesn't ask us to not eat so that we can have someone else's body size or shape. There is so much evil wrapped up in this seemingly innocent "inspirational" exercise--and it's time that it was exposed. Today we talk about the problem with thinspiration and fitspiration and how, spiritually and physically harmful it can be. Looking at another woman's body and deciding that you "want one just like it" is the type of coveting talked about way back in the Old Testament! Looking at a photo with envy, daily, doesn't lead us to a place of body image freedom--it leads to a place where we are further stuck in our idolatry. Topics we tackle in today's show about the Problem with Thinspiration: What are we worshipping? Have we traded the "truth" for a "lie" like Romans 1:25 says. God didn't make me to look like her. Does posting these pictures actually bring us more shame and hurt us in other ways? God isn't waiting for me to look more like that image, I'm made in his image. Listen to today's show about thinspiration and fitspiration, and let me know what you think! Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Check out Heather’s coaching options: Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck?  Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/  
17:13 07/05/2022
Hot Coaching Tips: Black and White Thinking
This month Heather gives "hot" coaching tips to help you get body image freedom. Today's topic is black-and-white thinking. Sometimes it's called "All or Nothing thinking." But the trap those of us who fall into body image issues fall into is believing that the choice is in between caring about your body or not caring about your body. This is a false dichotomy. The choice isn't to steward or not steward our bodies, the choice is to believe that we can surrender our body image to the Lord. Getting rid of the black-and-white thinking can help you see these issues rightly and get free! You can learn more on this topic by listening to this amazing interview I did with Shawna Scafe last year: https://comparedtowho.me/podcast-the-all-or-nothing-mentality-featuring-shawna-scafe/ Other topics we cover today around black and white thinking and body image: Jesus clearly commands us in Matthew 6:25 not to worry about our food and our bodies. But, not worrying about them isn't the same as mistreating, abusing, ignoring or not caring about our bodies. So, how do we care for our bodies without worrying? How do we take care of ourselves without making body image an idol and making food something to obsess over? In today's show, we talk about how to fight the temptation to enter into black-and-white thinking in the arena of your body image. We talk about how money issues can relate to body image issues and how the lessons of scripture that apply to money can also apply to our physical bodies. Coaching Action Step: Are you struggling with all-or-nothing or black-and-white thinking? Think about ways this week that you see yourself practicing this and take a pause to think of some alternative, healthier ways to make progress towards your goals without making it all or nothing. All-or-nothing or black-and-white thinking separates us from living the life of grace and understanding and accepting God's grace for our lives. This episode will encourage and inspire you. Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck?  Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
27:40 07/01/2022
Holy or Hot? How to Make Holiness What We Really Desire
Do we want to be hot or holy? Your answer may be: Both! But the pursuit of a hotter body and the pursuit of looking more like Jesus can sometimes be competing interests. Of course, our pursuit of beauty isn't something to be ashamed of. We've been programmed to believe that our value is based on our appearance or connected to how we look. It takes a lot of faith and trust in God to break free from the world's economy of beauty. On today's show, we talk about how shifting our greatest pursuit to holiness instead of the culture's definition of beauty can transform our lives and feel the freedom in Christ that we long for. If you struggle with wanting to be hot more than you want to be holy, today's show is for you! Here's where we go today as we discuss pursuing being hot or holy: How do we truly desire to be more like Jesus? How do we free ourselves from the mindset that an improved physical appearance gives us the most value? Does Hot or Holy have to be a choice? How do we focus on making our hearts more beautiful when culture tells us our greatest need is a better body? What does Jesus really ask of us in the arena of pursuing holiness? The Catholic Litany of Humility - and its amazing reminders of how to lay down our desires to pursue recognition, glory, praise and worship for ourselves in order to keep our focus on worshipping Jesus. Erin Todd's "A Former Dieters Prayer for Humility" - Erin does an amazing job re-writing the original to speak to each of the issues we face in the body image/dieting/wellness realm. Print it somewhere you can read it daily! Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Struggling with the hot or holy paradigm? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/ Listen to today's Hot or Holy episode here or wherever you get your podcasts!
32:58 06/30/2022
What to Say to a Single Friend and More Featuring Jennifer Hand
How can I encourage my single friend who desires marriage? What do I say (or not say) to my single friends? Today, Jennifer Hand and I talk about her journey as a forty-year-old single woman. We talk about all the assumptions we make around our friends who are single or in any other situations that are "different" from our cultural norms. "Look what you can do if you're single." "It's a good thing you're single so you can serve God." Jenn's heard all the cringe-worthy but well-meaning sentiments from friends within the church. In today's show, Jenn brings encouragement, real talk, and truth to these questions. If you're single, this will encourage you. If you want to know how to be a better friend to single women, this is a must-listen. This is part two of an episode on fear and faith featuring Jennifer Hand. Today we talk about What to Say to a Single Friend and More Including: How people have told Jenn to "delight herself in the Lord" so she can get married (and how that missed her heart!) How there's no magic formula for marriage. Is God good even when his plan or timing don't match mine? How feeling and knowing we are loved helps us love others better. We talk about fear of success and the pressure of that. How fear paralyzes us but faith propels us. What to do when you feel stuck in the "safe and sane" What it means to give ourselves permission to dream. What to do if you are in a long season of waiting and how to know God is working behind the scenes. Tips for prayer and praying for what you desire in a theologically sound way. How to combat the biggest underlying fear: that God will be good to us and we can trust him. Listen to Heather on Jenn's podcast: Coming Alive here: https://comingaliveministries.libsyn.com/with-heather-creekmore Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Check out Heather’s coaching options: Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck?  Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/ Meet Jenn Hand Jenn has a Master’s Degree in professional counseling from Richmont University and although not in private practice, loves to apply the things she learned as she helps you come alive. Jenn has been professionally speaking since 2004 and became the Executive Director and founder of Coming Alive Ministries in 2012.  She spent two life-changing years overseas in South Asia as a missionary and has traveled  to 22 countries to share the love of Jesus. Learn more about Jennifer Hand here: https://www.comingaliveministries.com Read Jenn Hand's brand new book, "My Yes is On the Table: Moving from Fear to Faith" on Amazon here.* (Amazon affiliate link.)
29:45 06/27/2022
Moving from Fear to Faith Featuring Jenn Hand
You'll be encouraged by today's conversation on the topic of overcoming fear to say "Yes" to what God asks of us! Heather's guest today, Jennifer Hand, is Executive Director of Coming Alive ministries and a missionary who travels the world to minister to people who have just endured a natural disaster. Jenn talks about how she learned to put her "Yes" out there and surrender to God to walk out in faith. Jenn also talks about her journey as a single woman and how she's learned to trust God for her future in all areas. In today's episode about moving from fear to faith we talk about: Surrendering our fear, hopes, dreams, and plans to the Lord. How Jenn literally wrote out her "Yes" to God and put it out there for him. How to "do it" scared, how to keep moving even when you feel fear, and how to show up when you feel burdened with fear! Surrendering our bodies (and our body image-what we think of our bodies) to God. Jenn's struggle with body image and what she learned from having a twin sister. How to listen to God's truth over the lies of fear that shout at us. Finding the "promised land" of what God has planned for us. How we've chased the 'fake' promised land instead of God's dreams for our lives. How to not compare our "promised land" to other's promised lands. What NOT to say to single women! Meet Jenn Hand Jenn has a Master’s Degree in professional counseling from Richmont University and although not in private practice, loves to apply the things she learned as she helps you come alive. Jenn has been professionally speaking since 2004 and became the Executive Director and founder of Coming Alive Ministries in 2012.  She spent two life-changing years overseas in South Asia as a missionary and has traveled  to 22 countries to share the love of Jesus. Learn more about Jennifer Hand here: https://www.comingaliveministries.com Read Jenn Hand's brand new book, "My Yes is On the Table: Moving from Fear to Faith" on Amazon here.* (Amazon affiliate link.) Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
34:54 06/24/2022
7 Minutes of Scripture: Understanding Our Adoption Ephesians 1
Understanding your adoption in Christ can impact your identity in an amazing way. In today's 7 Minutes of Scripture episode we explore the passage in Ephesians 1 where Paul explains that we are adopted sons and daughters of God through Jesus. Heather tells the story of how adoption should bring us incredible security in who we are, how we've been created, and what the King has in store for us. If you've ever felt like you weren't enough, or a "less than" listen to today's episode which will encourage you and strengthen your faith. What would it mean to really understand that we are God's daughters according to Ephesians 1 and other places in scripture? Listen and find out how the Ephesians 1 adoption principle can help your body image and comparison issues. Here are some of the takeaways from today's Ephesians 1 passage: How we almost miss the big picture of our value because we're so focused on body image issues. How we have all been plucked, spiritually, from our families of origin to become adopted daughters of the King according to this passage in Ephesians 1. The encouragement that comes with recognizing that the Creator of the universe made you and loved you enough to adopt  us! What Ephesians 1 shows us about our true purpose here on earth. How understanding Ephesians 1 can transform the way you see yourself. Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
14:16 06/20/2022
Intuitive Eating Coaching: Vacation, Visiting Family & More
Heather just got back from her first vacation as an "Intuitive Eater," and she learned a lot about herself and her food habits. Today, Heather talks to Erin Todd and Char-Lee Cassel of the Intuitive Eating for Christian Women podcast. Heather's coaches take her on an unexpected journey talking about food, body, family, approval, disappointments and so much more. Here Are Some Places We Go in our Discussion of Intuitive Eating on Vacation: How eating breakfast changed things on vacation for Heather. How Heather didn't feel "addicted" or out of control with sweets even under stress. How Heather had been operating under results from a decade-old test about food sensitivities and avoiding things. The relational aspect of food on vacation and how Heather's recognizing some unloving tendencies. How to handle comments/compliments or lack thereof with family members. Breaking away from the need for approval from family members approval of our appearance. The pressure to make vacation perfect and how that can spoil our time away! Why do we feel like we need a vacation to be "the best" time of our lives? How to keep your cool and not be super triggered if you find yourself in the middle of dieting conversations. What does it look like to give grace to family members that aren't on the same page with food? Why dieters love the food freedom of vacation, and how Intuitive Eating can give us that all year long. Why Heather used to cry at the end of every vacation. Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Learn more about Intuitive Eating for Christian Women or listen to the podcast here: https://intuitiveeatingforchristianwomen.com Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Struggling with the hot or holy paradigm? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
47:33 06/17/2022
Cleaning Your House and Body Image Issues Connection
Did you know that your body image issues and cleaning your house like a crazy person may be connected? If you've ever turned into a cleaning Gestapo before company came over or if you've ever stressed way too much over how your house looked, you may be surprised to find out that there's a body image connection. Getting free to be yourself in your body may help you become a little more chill when it comes to cleaning your house before guests stop by. If you've ever cleaned the house to make it look like "no one lives here," you'll be able to relate to this episode in many ways! Here are some other things we talk about as we discuss how cleaning house connects to body image issues: What image are we trying to protect or portray in our physical homes? Is this related to the image we're trying to present in our soul's earthly homes--our bodies? How control issues flare in similar ways between cleaning our homes and caring for our bodies. What is the difference between loving others and desiring to be approved of and accepted? The mistake we make when we over-clean is the same as when we over-exercise or over-restrict food from our bodies. Who are we trying to impress? Is image management playing more of a role in our lives than we know? The "Mirror Tilt"-- How we can learn to better manage our image and understand Jesus's desire for us as image bearers. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/KlYCi3QMj0o Read the original blog post that got so much attention here: How Cleaning Your House Like Crazy Connects to Your Body Image Homework: How have YOUR body image issues connected to how you care about the appearance of your home? Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Struggling with the hot or holy paradigm? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
26:22 06/14/2022
4 Vacation Tips for Women With Body Image & Control Issues
Today Heather's delivering vacation tips for women who struggle with body image and control issues. These struggles don't go on vacation when we do. In fact, sometimes a vacation can bring out the worst of our struggles. Between our disappointments, guilt over being "off-plan" with food choices, or feeling like we "look fat" in pictures we can spoil all the fun of our time away. This is your all-inclusive guide to preparing for time away this summer so you can enjoy your vacation! Grab a pen and take some notes before you head out this summer! Today we talk about vacation tips for women with body image and control issues: Chronic Disappointment Disorder and how it disturbs vacation. (Learn more about CDD in this episode here.) How talking about your expectations before vacation can transform your experience. How communicating with your spouse (or friends) can help us control freaks enjoy our time more. How gratitude can turn a lousy vacation around. How to stop the "Me Monster" from ruining your trip. What to do if your body image stops you from enjoying your time away. How you can keep your body image issues from flaring up while you are on vacation. What items of clothing are most important for you to invest in if your size has changed. How to stop your body image issues from spiraling while you are away from home. What to do about vacation pictures when you don't love the way you look in photos. Are we email friends yet? Join the 5 Day Body Image Freedom Email Challenge here: https://www.comparedtowho.me Have you read Compared to Who? Check it out and start reading free, here: https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/ Ready for some extra support on your journey to body image freedom? Do you want to believe you are more than a body but still feel stuck? Struggling with the hot or holy paradigm? Check out Heather’s coaching options. Learn more here: https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
35:06 06/10/2022