Ep. 2.3: Sitting with Our Wounds


Chloe & Christy share a conversation with Rev. Natalie Hill, Founding Director of Seaspring Center, on the challenges we sometimes face with our bodies and at the table.

TW: Eating Disorders

Let us Pray

Today I asked my body what she needed
Which is a big deal
Considering my journey of
Not Really Asking That Much.

I thought she might need more water.
Or protein.
Or greens.
Or yoga.
Or supplements.
Or movement.

But as I stood in the shower
Reflecting on her stretch marks,
Her roundness where I would like flatness,
Her softness where I would like firmness,
All those conditioned wishes
That form a bundle of
She whispered very gently:

Could you just love me like this?

By Holly Holden

Clickable Links

Rev. Natalie Hill, LICSW @ https://www.seaspringcenter.org/about

Seaspring Center: Renewal, Reconnection, Recovery @ https://www.seaspringcenter.org

Hear from anti-diet dietician Christy Harrison as she talks to people “about their relationships with food, journeys to body image healing and fat acceptance, and experiences of recovery from weight stigma and eating disorders” @ Food Psych Podcast

Join Amanda Martinez Beck and J. Nicole Morgan on talks about our bodies and faith @ Fat & Faithful Podcast

Moving from scarcity to abundance, a retelling of the beloved tale Stone Soup by Jon J Muth @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_TXIoiuBd4

Seeking safe spaces to move @ https://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/these-body-positive-gyms-offer-a-safe-space-for-every-body-20180917

Where body image and decolonization meet @ https://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/how-to-decolonize-the-way-you-think-about-your-body-20171214

To learn more about or get help with an eating disorder @https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

Fantastic Reads

The Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers Behind Women’s Obsession with Food and Weight by Michelle M. Lelwica

Sharing Food: Christian Practices for Enjoyment by L. Shannon Jung

Starving for Salvation: The Spiritual Dimensions of Eating Problems among American Girls and Women by Michelle M. Lelwica

Eat with Intention: Recipes and Meditations for a Life that Lights You Up by Cassandra Bodzak

Fat and Faithful by J. Nicole Morgan

Lovely by Amanda Martinez Beck

Mindful Vegan Meals: Food Is Your Friend by Maria Koutsogiannis

Some of these resources come recommended by a dear friend and listener Eva. Please feel free to join in by sending us an email or leaving a comment and let us know your favorite resources for navigating these issues.

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