Christina’s Story - Finding Freedom from Food & Alcohol

 

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This is my first of (I hope!) many client interview episodes. I think you'll love Christina's story as much as I have loved being part of it!

At the young age of 12, when she realized she needed a size bigger pair of pants than her friend, Christina started down a lifelong path of dieting, weight loss, weight gain, and body shame.

Exhausted and physically unwell, she reached out to me one year ago, at the end of her rope and ready to try different, not just harder. My holistic approach to healthy change was something she’d never tried before, but by embracing curiosity and self-compassion, Christina was able to achieve her goal of true freedom from food. She felt so great, she then tackled her unhealthy relationship with alcohol.

Constant thoughts of food and alcohol no longer consume her, and she’s loving how present and joyful she feels in all aspects of her life. In this episode, Christina...

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Ask the Coach, Stress & Alcohol - Developing Healthier Tools for Coping

 

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In this re-share of Episode 335 of the This Naked Mind Podcast, I join This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard to share some of my drinking story and talk about burnout – how we define it and what its most common symptoms are. We answer two listener questions: one from someone using alcohol to cope with stress, knowing it’s hurting but also feeling like it’s helping, who’s wondering how to handle stress without alcohol; and one from someone who started drinking again and is struggling to stop.

Using alcohol or other unhealthy mechanisms like food or social media to cope with stress is so common. Scott and I discuss how to change your thinking patterns and cope differently, the importance of building a toolkit of healthy coping mechanisms, how stress is compounded by alcohol, how meditation can relieve stress, what practicing self-care looks like, how gratitude can help you drink less, and the fact...

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Ask The Coach - How To Say "No" More Often

 

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In this short episode, I answer this question from Carrie, a Bite-Sized Balance listener:

“I’m terrible at over-committing. How can I say 'no' more often?”

I provide my best tips for saying no more often so you can carve out the time you need to take care of YOU in 2021, including my #1 most popular time management strategy – “the script”. You’ll want to have this trick up your sleeve next time you get put on the spot, trust me!

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Ask the Coach – How to Stay Balanced Over the Holidays

 

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Today, I'm answering this question from Sara, a Bite-Sized Balance listener:

 

“How can I maintain my balance and actually enjoy the holidays this year?”

 

In this short podcast episode, I provide loads of simple strategies and tips for living more intentionally this holiday season so that you can start 2021 feeling relaxed, recharged and restored (instead of over-stuffed and exhausted!)

Topics include how to say “no” more often, simplify traditions, eat and drink more mindfully, prep meals in advance with a “Cook Once, Eat Twice” plan, and schedule and prioritize much-needed downtime.

Got a burning question you'd love me to answer in an upcoming episode? Send it to me at [email protected]! For more tips & strategies for a balanced, healthy life, follow me on Instagram and Facebook: @wendymccallumcoach

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Ask The Coach - Why Can’t I Make Habit Changes Last?

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In the second installment of “Ask The Coach”, I answer this question from a Bite-Sized Balance listener:

 

“I know that I need to change, but I can’t seem to get any momentum. I can do it for about a week, but then I always fall off the wagon. How can I make lasting change?”

 

I have over 10 years of coaching experience supporting busy women who are struggling to maintain balance and relying too much on unhealthy coping mechanisms. In this short podcast episode, I explain why it can seem so hard to make habit changes stick and provide several proven strategies, including “trying different, not harder”, re-framing your goals from an abundance mindset, and tweaking your system until it produces the results you want, for achieving sustainable, lasting change.

 

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Ask The Coach - How Do I Deal With Cravings?

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I'm adding a new regular feature to the podcast that I'm hoping you'll love, Ask The Coach, where I answer questions from you, the listeners.

In the first installment of “Ask The Coach”, I answer this question from Shannon, a Bite-Sized Balance listener:

“Every morning I promise myself I won’t eat sugar that day, but every night the craving hits, and I give in again. What can I do differently?”

 In this short podcast episode, I explain how cravings work and provide three practical, bite-sized strategies to diffuse a craving when it hits, no matter what it is you’re craving.

Have you got a burning question you'd love me to answer in an upcoming episode? Send it to me at [email protected] (Please let me know if you're OK with me using your first name on air, or if you'd rather I use a pseudonym -- either is fine!)

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