Flourish

Flourish

Health is about so much more than just food and fitness. Sleep, stress management, community, values, and so much more all factor into a holistic approach to authentic health. Join us each week as Claire Siegel offers practical tips and hosts insightful conversations to help you sustain healthy habits and nourish your body so you can Flourish in life. Claire offers information from an evidence-based, non-diet, weight-inclusive perspective. If that sounds good to you, subscribe to the Flourish podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

Episodes

February 4, 2022 34 min

In the 2020 episode of the same name, we gave you practical point-by-point tips for what to do. This time around, we're digging in deeper.

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  • What to do when your partner DGAF about health (original episode)

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    Understanding the difference between your values and goals is key to creating a more sustainable approach to achieving your goals and sustaining habits.

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  • The High Five Habit by Mel Robbins (book)
  • High fives motivate: the effects of gestural and ambiguous verbal praise on motivation (research)
  • Six types of motivation

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    January 13, 2022 22 min

    Many people struggle with accountability, and understanding more about how it works provides you with another tool you can use to help you achieve your goals. In this episode, Claire breaks down the different types of accountability and which type research says is the best for making progress on the things that matter to you.

    There are two frameworks we discuss: Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies framework and the accountability ...

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    Program note: In this episode rerun, you'll hear Claire talking about Nutritional Freedom. Since we launched the podcast in 2020, we've undergone a makeover to improve the membership experience. For more, listen to our "And we're back! All the updates!" episode.

    In this episode, Claire sits down with alcohol-free lifestyle expert, Amanda Kuda. Amanda is a mindset and life coach, speaker and author living, worki...

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    December 30, 2021 22 min

    Program note: In this episode rerun, you'll hear Claire talking about Nutritional Freedom. Since we launched the podcast in 2020, we've undergone a makeover to improve the membership experience. For more, listen to our "And we're back! All the updates!" episode.

    Studies show that 80% (yes... you read that correctly) of New Year's resolutions fail. Why is this? We know that resolutions are set with good inte...

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    December 23, 2021 31 min

    In preparation for the holidays and spending more time with loved ones, we wanted to bring you a conversation about boundaries. How can you protect your mental peace in situations where food and body talk can sometimes take center stage?

    In this episode, Claire interviews Flourish mindset coach Julie about what boundaries are, who they're for, and how to set them.

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    December 16, 2021 25 min

    In this episode, Claire interviews a spectacular Flourish alum, Tara, who shares her story around movement, body image, and her relationship with food—and how Flourish fits in to her growth.

    If you're struggling with your approach to health or struggling with your body, we hope that through this interview you can really see yourself in our incredible members and know that food and body struggles don't have to be a foregone c...

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    December 9, 2021 25 min

    The first thing that comes to mind when you think of health-promoting behaviors may be nutrition and exercise. And while those things matter, there is more to health than nutrition and exercise. In fact, there is more to "health" than an individual's health behaviors.

    In this episode, Claire explores the concepts of health and healthism and explains why nutrition is more than food and fitness. Claire also breaks down the...

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    December 2, 2021 23 min

    With the significant rise in video conferencing that accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic we also saw an increase in the amount of time we spend looking at ourselves on camera.

    Maybe you've experienced hours upon hours of watching your facial expressions, feeling weird eating on camera, and maybe having a new source of body image stress. For others, maybe being on Zoom lets you think less about your appearance and the return to in...

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    November 25, 2021 36 min

    At Flourish our mission is to help women get healthy for good, and our members make the mission. In this episode, Claire interviews an amazing member, Hayley, who shares her story around food, health, and body image, and how Flourish fits in to her growth.

    If you're struggling with your approach to health or struggling with your body, we hope that through this interview you can really see yourself in our incredible members and k...

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    November 18, 2021 25 min

    During the holiday season, you may feel worried or stressed about maintaining your health habits with all the traveling, holiday dinners, and general routine changes.

    In this episode, Claire talks about how you can build a strong foundation for sustaining your health habits during the holidays by cultivating more body trust. She breaks down the concept of interoception, finding satisfaction in your eating experiences, and much more.

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    November 12, 2021 34 min

    Right at the start of the Flourish podcast, Claire shared the history of her decade of dieting, and it's one of our most popular episodes. Turns out struggles with dieting are more common than we'd hope. But this also means that if you are struggling with food and your body, you are not alone. And sharing your story or just hearing someone else's can increase feelings of connection and decrease feelings of shame. In thi...

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    Alex Snodgrass, New York Times best-selling author of "The Defined Dish," joins Claire to dig into her food philosophy, from how she defines "food freedom," to modeling a positive relationship with food for her daughters, to a peek inside the process of creating her forthcoming cookbook, The Comfortable Kitchen (available now for pre-order), and more.

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    In this episode, Claire is joined by Flourish nutrition coach and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Elizabeth Hatley to discuss the basics of what blood sugar is, how it relates to insulin, insulin resistance, and diabetes, and how much effort we do (or don't) need to devote to managing our blood sugar to feel our best.

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    This episode started with a social post. Body image is central to our work in Flourish, and it's been a hot topic in the news with pandemic body changes, the Facebook whistleblower trials, and celebrities speaking out about how others commenting on their bodies is harmful, even if they mean well. Impact is more important than intention. In this episode, Claire talks about what to do when other people comment on your body and wh...

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    August 20, 2021 19 min

    In this episode, Claire addresses how you can reduce your reliance on motivation so you can engage in the behaviors that serve you, even when you don't want to.

    If you haven't already, go back to our podcast episode where Claire explains the six different types of motivation. Once you've gotten a better understanding of how motivation actually works, join us back here to tackle motivation from a different angle.

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    August 5, 2021 19 min

    All too often we hear motivation referred to in a binary way: either you have it or you don't. This binary approach often leaves people waiting around for motivation to kick in before taking action or pursuing their goals. 

    In this episode, Claire talks about the six different types of motivation as a way to expand your perspective and inspire more action. If motivation is something you find yourself struggling with, this episod...

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    July 22, 2021 23 min

    According to its creators, Intuitive Eating is a "self-care eating framework, which integrates instinct, emotion, and rational thought." It was developed back in 1995 by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, and is detailed in their book, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach, which outlines the ten guiding principles of the practice.

    While Intuitive Eating has gained a ton of traction over the years...

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    July 16, 2021 20 min

    Body positivity is the only way to be nice to your body... right? In this episode, Claire introduces the concept of body neutrality, how it differs from body positivity, and why we focus on body neutrality with our members.

    Instagram might tell you that all you have to do to improve your body image is tell yourself that you’re beautiful, but we all know it isn’t that simple. Claire understood the assignment, so she’s arming you with...

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    Girl, stop should-ing all over yourself...

    When Claire first heard this catchy phrase, it really resonated with her. Giving yourself the permission to stop living your life in service other peoples' opinions? Yes, please!

    Except...what about those "shoulds" that come from your own internal wisdom? When living in alignment with your values and pursuing a flourishing life, these types of "shoulds" are inevitably goi...

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