Ep. 13 Dana Rourke on meeting the voice in your head with compassion and ending performative beauty standards.

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We talk about:

  • growing up thinking your body is your currency.

  • what it’s like to finally live your life when you start living for yourself and not for how others experience you.

  • breaking up with the voice in your head that treats you like shit

  • learning to perform to be certain versions of ourselves in order to be lovable. 

  • how women bond over weight and complaining about our bodies.

  • Not looking for other external things to fix us.

More about Dana:
Trained as a Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher and Body Trust® Provider, Dana is a Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery Coach who works with womyn and femmes in a body-centric way to help them heal their relationships with food and their body by reclaiming their innate worth and trust in themselves. Combining radical self-care, yoga, Body Trust® Wellness, and a non-diet, weight-inclusive approach to wellness, Dana’s clients begin to make peace with food and their body through her workshops, group programs and one-on-one sessions, offered in person and virtually. Working with individuals who struggle with Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia, disordered eating, chronic dieting backlash, compulsive exercise, and negative body image, Dana uses her training in Motivational Interviewing to help her clients learn to turn towards themselves with kindness and work for and with their body, not to and on it. Healing requires us to put plans for weight-loss on the back burner so we can address the underlying causes of our dissatisfaction. Dana believes that our bodies are not the problem, the negative and bias beliefs about food and our bodies we learn from culture are. Fortunately with a little help (and some rebellion and curiosity) we can shift our focus from fixing to healing, resenting to accepting, and start to live a fuller life of more ease, purpose, joy, and freedom. You can find Dana during her “off-hours” hanging out with her cat, being an Auntie, taking in live music and slaying the patriarchy one compassionate and fierce act at a time!

You can find Dana Rourke and Reclaiming The Wild:

Website: https://www.reclaimingthewild.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reclaiming.the.wild
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reclaiming.the.wild/

Check out Dana’s FB Live show “The Hump Day Hiatus” here: https://www.facebook.com/events/698500277169772/
Check out Dana’s upcoming 7-Week online course starting March 19 to help people find body acceptance and make peace with food here: https://www.reclaimingthewild.com/your-wild-body-online-course