When the Holidays Hurt: How to Handle Stress, Anxiety & Give Yourself Permission to Enjoy the Season
The holiday season is suppose to be one that reminds us to stop and let in the peace, joy and love that surrounds us daily. In reality, over 80% of people in a recent survey reported feeling stress and anxiety around the holidays. So what if this this time of holiday bliss, really brings up hurts from the past, family dysfunction and a list a mile long to accomplish? How can we enjoy our holidays and rise and comeback to the place of joy we crave in spite of what transpires around us or creep sin from our past?
On this episode Lucia is joined by Dr. Danica Harris to talk about ways to enjoy your holiday season and diminish stress and anxiety in real and practical ways.
Join Lucia and Danica as they kick off our 6 part series to help guide you and stand by your side this holiday season!
For more on Danica follow her at @theempoweredtherapist on Instagram and on her site: https://empoweredhealingdallas.com
Welcome to Lucia at Night!
Lucia at Night is finally here and we could not be more excited.
A treat and retreat for your day, Lucia at Night is a monthly addition to our show WellSeekers with Lucia to help focus on relationships with the people, places and things that you love in an informative and, fun and intimate environment. Helping you de-stress from your day and connect to what you love - We are going to help close the door on your day and light up your night.
Launching today, we are talking about what LAN (Lucia at Night) is all about and what you can expect, as well as welcoming a special guest and good friend of mine, Naja Hall. Naja Hall is a Family Life Coach specializing in helping blend families, and is taking time out of her hectic schedule to spend her night with us. She'll offer professional and personal experience on transitioning into dating or committing to someone who has a family you are blending into, or possibly blending someone into your family. Lucia and Naja are talking love, life, music and so much more.
On today's show, Michelle Pierce MA, LMHC, RYT, Lead Clinician & Director of Clinical Programming for MEDA in Newton, MA joins us to talk about prevention of eating related issues and what we can all do to help reduce the prevalence of eating disorders. (Meda:https://www.medainc.org)
Every 62 minutes a person dies from an eating disorder, where eating disorders are the number one leading cause of mental health related deaths. Some possible factors, explored and discussed in today's show, include untrue and unhealthy beliefs, and pressures of unrealistic expectations with our relationships and judgments with our bodies, and with food. Additionally there may be inappropriate association of these beliefs and pressures to self worth and self identity, as we are told from social media, diet culture, and even our own narratives.
According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Eating disorders in young men and women are on the rise (Source). In the United States alone, as many as 10% of females are reported to suffer from a clinical eating disorder. When you consider non-reports, males and eating related issues like binge eating, the number can be much more significant. So how do we know if our child is struggling with an eating related issues? How do we talk to them and how do we find help?
On today's show, Michelle Felton, LMHC, CEDS, is back. Michelle is the Clinical Director of Laurel Hill in Medford, MA and has her own private practice as well. Join Lucia and Michelle as they talk about eating disorders, how they present in kids and how today's current landscape contributes to the issue. They also will talk about signs, symptoms and hope for those struggling.
Men, adolescents, athletes and so many other populations are never considered to struggle with eating related issues, but the facts are - THEY DO! So what does it look like when different populations have eating related issues and how can we help?
On today's show Lucia and guest Michelle Felton, LMHC, CEDS joins us to talk about athletes and other populations who may be struggling, how we can help and the hope that exists.
If you or anyone you know struggles with body image, eating related issues, or an eating disorder we encourage you to listen and to share today's show.
Close the door on your day and light up your night with love, connection, laughter and hope on Lucia @night.
While we prep for our show - we hope you'll join us for a sneak peak below with Lucia on what you can expect! We cant wait to spend our nights with you!
Eating related issues are a part of almost everyone's lives in some way.
According to statistics, at least 30 million people of all ages and of all genders suffer from a clinical eating disorder, with estimates much higher for those that go unreported. Even more shocking is the every 62 minutes, at least one person passes away as a direct result of an eating disorder & that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of ANY mental illness.
On today's show, Kelly McAdams, MSW, LICSW and New England Regional Outreach Manager at Monte Nido & Affiliates, joins us to talk about how we can talk to a loved one who we may think has some sort of eating related issues.
Rise & Comeback to a Relationship w/Your Body & Food That You Love: One Woman's Journey of Hope You DO NOT Want to Miss!
Have you ever struggled with an eating related issues? What about body image? If you have you're not alone.
Eating related issues can range from issues with body image, self confidence, obsession over caloric intake to a clinical diagnosis of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. Wherever you are with food and your body, today's show is a MUST listen if you have ever struggled with body image or food related issues.
Join Lucia and former professional dancer, turned professional makeup artist, Campbell Ritchie as she shares her experience of finding her own story of well with food and how she had to rise and come back from an eating related issue that nearly took her life.
If you or anybody you know struggles with food, body image, or self confidence - this show is a MUST listen.
We are so excited to be back with Season #3 of WellSeekers focused on rising and coming back from whatever life throws your way - using a holistic approach from the mind down!
Our first 6 weeks are dedicated to falling back into a better relationship with food. Over the course of the next few weeks we will look at prevention, treatment, personal stories and solutions for overcoming eating related issues to remind you that you can always RISE & COMEBACK to a place of well, happiness and peace with FOOD & LIFE!
Life has gotten so fake, hasn't it? Fake professionals, fake pictures, fake news and we want to keep this totally honest and REAL! To kick off our series we are having a REAL and HONEST conversation about what diet culture is, how we can break free from it, and what feeding your body well really means today!
This week's guest Rachel Molenda, Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) and Disordered & Emotional Eating Coach based in Toronto, Canada joins us to talk about breaking up with diet culture and feeding yourself well to help you find your story of well. How? Click below and find out how and make sure to subscribe to our show to get the latest episode each week!
Rising and coming back from a difficult relationship with food is not an easy task. There are many apps out there to help with food related issues. One that I have been testing out (and loving) lately is one called itakecontrol!
Developed by a team at Drexel University, this app was specifically designed by researchers to focus on those with binge eating disorder and emotional eaters. As someone who is in recovery from an eating disorder, (but can still need to track her emotional eating,) I have found the app helpful for noticing patterns and trying to stop emotional eating before it starts; a key to my own recovery.