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Show Notes!

"It's not like I drank some celery juice and saw Jesus."

- Vanessa Ooms

Episode #13:

Welcome back for Part 2 with Registered Dietician Kelsey McCullough! We are continuing the conversation about intuitive eating, and answering all of your questions.  

We thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you’ve been leaving the podcast - we love you! These reviews and ratings help us to get our message out so much further! 

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? Eating Disorder Hope is an international website so you can input your country for local resources. We care about you!

Did Kelsey's story resonate with you and you want to learn even more about her? Don’t blame you, she’s awesome! You can get in touch with her here:

Website: www.21stcenturyRD.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/the21stcenturyRD

Facebook: www.facebook.com/21stcenturyRD

Want to learn more about things that we mentioned on the show?

Do some more learning and unlearning about body positivity amongst women of colour! Please, please, please do some more research too! It's so important! 

 

Minnesota Starvation Experiment

Check out The Becoming Vibrant Podcast

Vegan Intuitive Eating Dietitian Rockstar: Angela @angela_nutrition on IG, Website: angelardn.com

Donate to food-insecure children in Canada

Kelsey has a book club! Listeners can actually get a discount if they want to join the Intuitive Eating Book Club that Kelsey is hosting. Mention The Struggle is Real Podcast in your email for 20% off! 

Episode #12:

In this episode, we are chatting all about Intuitive eating with a dietician who specializes in exactly this thing! This is a two-part episode with the follow up coming out next week. 

We thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you’ve been leaving the podcast - we love you! These reviews and ratings help us to get our message out so much further! We are also so thankful to the people who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the podcast going!

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? Eating Disorder Hope is an international website so you can input your country. We care about you!

Did Kelsey's story resonate with you and you want to learn even more about her? Don’t blame you, she’s awesome! You can get in touch with her here:

Website: www.21stcenturyRD.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/the21stcenturyRD

Facebook: www.facebook.com/21stcenturyRD

Want to learn more about things that we mentioned on the show?

Kelsey has a book club! Listeners can actually get a discount if they want to join the Intuitive Eating Book Club that Kelsey is hosting. Mention The Struggle is Real Podcast in your email for 20% off! 

Vegan Intuitive Eating Dietitian Rockstar: Angela @angela_nutrition on IG, Website: angelardn.com

 

On social media check out: the hashtag #intuitiveeatingofficial

 

Books that Kristen has been inspired to read because of this episode:

Intuitive Eating 4th Edition

Fearing the Black Body: the Racial Roots of Fatphobia 

Health At Every Size

Episode #11:

In this episode, we are chatting all about our relationships with food. We dig into intuitive eating, chat about wearing the frigging crop top, disordered eating, and a ton more!

We thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you’ve been leaving the podcast - we love you! These reviews and ratings help us to get our message out so much further! We are also so thankful to the people who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the podcast going!

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? Eating Disorder Hope is an international website so you can input your country. We care about you!

Did Renata's story resonate with you and you want to learn even more about her? Don’t blame you, she’s awesome! You can get in touch with her here:

Personal Blog: buffalosauceeverywhere.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/renataoleo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renataoleo/

Comedy Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/0g14PGoaMg27jlYw67oH1Q?si=LBeg1rzMQsmWlTT-VQL54Q (also, she's hilarious!)

Want to learn more about things that we mentioned on the show?

You can find Kelsey the dietician here:

https://www.21stcenturyrd.com/

Books that Kristen was inspired to read because of this episode:

Intuitive Eating 4th edition

Episode #10:

Thank you so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! This was episode 10! In this episode, we chatted all about life, death, and garlic and so, so much more.

We thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you’ve been leaving the podcast - we love you! These reviews and ratings help us to get our message out so much further! We are also so thankful to the people who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the podcast going!

Did Melissa’s story resonate with you and you want to learn even more about her? Don’t blame you, she’s awesome! You can get in touch with her here:

www.curiouslyconnected.net

https://www.facebook.com/Curiously-Connected-950336991971905

Are you struggling with your mental health? Please reach out to the Crisis Centre.  

Want to learn more about the things we mentioned in the show?

You can learn more about NLP here: 

Books that Kristen has added to her reading list because of this episode:

Melissa recommended this book and I can't wait to check it out! Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming

Episode #9:

Today we are chatting with Jessica Winans. We talk all about life and car accidents on this episode. Is the universe whispering sweet nothings in your ear? Listen up! If you need a reminder to listen to that beautiful gut instinct of yours, this might be the episode for you! 

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

Did Jessica's story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? Don't blame you!

Here are the links to her website and social media:

She wrote a book! Find it here: bit.ly/UltravioletSoul

Instagram: Instagram.com/_jesswinans

Facebook: Facebook.com/ultravioletly

Tic Toc: @jessicawinans

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_rknjL_la-hd15JnZj6stw

Twitter: twitter.com/_jesswinans

Want to learn more about the things we mentioned in the show?

Bikram Yoga: Check out this documentary on Netflix. There are also a TON of youtube videos if you want to dig deeper, there are literally too many to list here, just search for it, your mind will explode.

'Best' Cults: Check out this article we dug into. There are SO many articles, totally worth a google search if you have an afternoon to waste learning about cults. 

Books Kristen was inspired to read because of this episode:

Jessica's obviously! Ultraviolet Soul: Rumblings from my Spiritual Awakening

The Eight Limbs of Yoga: A Handbook for Living Yoga Philosophy

Episode #8:

Today we are chatting with Victoria Jenkins. She chats with us all about her struggles with hidden disability, fighting the patriarchy and ableism before breakfast, the ups and downs of life with beige food and so much more.  

 

This is an important episode to listen to if you’re a human living in this world (so pretty much only ghosts need not listen) because 1 in 7 people are Disabled in some way.  

Did Victorias Story Resonate with you and now you want to get in touch?  We totally don’t blame you! 

Website: www.unhiddenclothing.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/unhidden_clothing

Instagram: www.instagram.com/victoria_is_unhidden

Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/VictoriaAnnStudioldn

Ready to dig into some amazing resources courtesy of Victoria? Here they are! ​

Victoria put together an amazing document full of important medical terminology you might not be familiar with. You can download it here.

Models of Diversity

Dealing with depression and need some help? Check out this resource

Awesome communities:

Articles that we mentioned: 

TikTok: @teannaalexia 

What Kristen is reading because of this episode:

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology 

Looking for some great books about disability invisibility? Check these out!

Episode #7:

Today we are chatting with Shaun MacDonald, MCP, RCC. This episode has lots of amazing input from our community, so much good info as well as many beautiful and vulnerable personal experiences. We talk all about how to find the right fit in a counsellor, when it might be time to see a professional. We also touch on how, even though crystals are awesome, they might not walk you all the way through unpacking trauma, and we chat a lot about how a spiritual or holistic wellness journey still has room for counselling or therapy!

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

Ready to dig into all of the incredible resources we mentioned Shaun provided us with? Here they are! 

Finding Mental Health Support:

Urgent Response:

  • Access & Assessment Centre Vancouver (604) 675-3700: Support for psychiatric emergencies for anyone over the age of 17.

  • Child & Adolescent Response Team (CART) (604) 874-2300: Urgent response to mental health related crises involving school age children/youth and their families, Short-term therapy, resources, and referral coordination.

 

Crisis Lines/Chats:

  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

  • Ku-Us Response Centre: (1-800-588-8717) Culturally-sensitive crisis response for indigenous individuals.

  • Crisis Centre

  • Youth in BC

  • Black Youth Helpline 

  • 24-Hour Vancouver Crisis Line: 1-866-661-3311

  • Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Services: (604) 660-9382

  • Health Link BC/ Nurse Line: 8-1-1

  • Kelty Mental Health Resources Centre: 1-800-665-1822

  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

  • SUCCESS

  • Provincial Child and Youth Advocate: 1-800-476-3933

  • VictimLink BC Service: 1-800-563-0808 Service provided in over 110 language.

  • Watari Survival Manual

Useful Apps/Websites:

Awesome Instagram Feeds:

@counselling4allseasons

@traumaawarecare

@selfcareisforeveryone

@angeyasianfeminist

@cpddw_vancouver

@intersectional.abc

@recoveryfortherevolution

@millennial.therapist

@harmreductionintl

@thebodyianotanapology

@bodyimage_therapist

@cssdp

@alokvmenon

@proj1907

@beadwork_kc  

@ubcsocialjusticecentre

@soyouwanttotalkabout

@traumaandco

@with_this_body

@raven_trust

@decolonizingtherapy

@raven_trust

@supportdontpunish

@blackyouthhelpline

@blackmentalhealth.canada

@youth_mental_health

@candrugpolicy

@cassafesupply

@decolonizingmentalhealth

@glennondoyle

@queerbrownvegan  

@internalfamilysystems

Episode #6: Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 6 with Melanie Maxwell. Melanie enlightens us to so many aspects of the postpartum experience - the ups, the downs, the parallels to prisoners of war (yep!) the power of having someone who actually listens, we open up about our own fears and quite a bit more. Listen if you have had a baby, currently have a baby, or know a human who has had a baby or might have a baby in the future. Or if you’re a human living in a society where humans have babies.

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

If you’ve listened to this story and are struggling with any level of postpartum depression, there is help out there. Here are some amazing resources:

This is actually an international organization so you can find your country here.

You can check out the Fourth Trimester book that Melanie talked about here.

 

Did Melanie’s story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? We did too! Here are the links to her website and social media:

Podcast: vibrantlywell.com/podcast

Website: vibrantlywell.com

IG: instagram.com/vibrantlywell

Episode #5: Today we're chatting with Vickie Petrescu, an amazing human, yoga teacher, grandmother, and all-around inspiring person. Her journey is about finding confidence, healing, and compassion and is the story that you need to listen to right now! 

Like always, we are so thankful for you taking the time to subscribe, rate, and review! This helps us get our message so much further and tell so many more powerful stories.

If you've listened to this story and are going through similar struggles or know someone who is - please check out these resources. These are for Canada, but these types of resources are available worldwide - we care about you. 

Did Vickie's story resonate with you and want to know more about her? Don't blame you! You can find her on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/vickie.petrescu

Episode #4: In this episode we talk to Karen Peterson, a powerhouse of a woman who shares her incredible story of childhood alcoholism, surrendering to something bigger than herself (who also happens to knit), finding the strength to stay sober while supporting her daughter through a horrible accident and the incredible power of yoga and forgiveness. Buckle up!

Like always, we are so thankful for you taking the time to subscribe, rate, and review! This helps us get our message so much further and tell so many more powerful stories.

If you've listened to this story and are going through similar struggles or know someone who is - please check out these resources. These are for Canada, but these types of resources are available worldwide - we care about you!

Crisis service Canada is an amazing resource to help you when you're struggling with thoughts of suicide.

Alcoholics Anonymous can get you connected with a meeting in your area, a sponsor and so much more.

This is for the Alano club in Vancouver, but most cities have their own and are a short google search away!
If you or someone you care about needs to get into a detox centre you can find more information here.

And here is a drug rehab directory for all of Canada.

Did Karen's story resonate with you and want to know more about her? Don't blame you! You can connect with her online at: 

https://www.instagram.com/blissedout.yogaandfitness/

https://www.facebook.com/blissedout.yogaandfitness/

Do you think you might have a problematic relationship with alcohol and want to talk to Karen about it? Maybe go through the steps? You can reach out to her by e-mail: blissedoutyogaandfitness@gmail.com

She is absolutely serious when she says that she is available any time and really is there to support you as you take the steps towards sobriety.  

Episode #3: In this episode we talk to Nancy Read, a very cool person who shares her viewpoints on self-care after children, meditating in her car, not giving in to what social media is telling us we need to do and healing for yourself. Just in time for some weekend motivation!

Like always, we are so thankful for you taking the time to subscribe, rate, and review! This helps us get our message so much further and tell so many more powerful stories. 

Did Nancy's story resonate with you and now you want to know more about her? Don't blame you! You can check out her amazing coaching and photography on her business Facebook pages here:

https://www.facebook.com/WillowTreeCoach/

https://www.facebook.com/NancyReadPhotography/

Episode #2: Today we are talking with a very awesome human Karen Rayner. We chat about a lot of important topics in this episode - flexing our positivity muscle, exploring spirituality while raising a family, and perhaps our personal favourite, talking to dead people.

Like always, we are so thankful for you taking the time to subscribe, rate, and review!  

Did Karen's story resonate with you and now you want to know more about her? You can reach out to her on her website and learn a little more about the magic she does here:

https://redpinehealing.com/

https://www.facebook.com/redpinereiki

Episode #1: Today we are chatting with the AMAZING Vanessa Ooms! We chat about all the things - from heartbreak, being a train wreck, crying into our goggles to rediscovering self, leaning into self-care, and becoming a rad and inspiring entrepreneur!  

Enjoyed this episode and think others will as well? Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any upcoming episodes and leave us a review to help others discover this podcast! 

Did Vanessa's story resonate with you and now you want to connect with her? We don't blame you! You can connect with her via her website and Instagram:

https://www.vanessaooms.com

https://www.instagram.com/vanooms

The Struggle is Real is a brand new podcast by Kristen Dobbs and Amanda Austin of Wellness on the Farm. Join us as we chat with the people who inspire us the most - real people experiencing all the ups and downs of a wellness journey. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll be so freaking inspired! 

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