OCTOBER MEANDERINGS // Links I’m Loving.

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Happy Fall! Enjoy the rest of the expansive internet below. There’s so much to see & hear on there, but here are the videos, interviews, podcasts, photos, and articles that caught my eye over the last month. I hope you like them too. Comment below with what you’ve been loving this month.

My favorite Pete Holmes bit ever of all time. I love this so much it’s crazy.

-This video of him with David Avocado Wolfe is pretty funny too though.

-Two Books I read this month & loved::
1. Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book Big Magic is a must read. JUST TRUST ME. She talks creativity & life & ah there are just so many good stories I finished it in a day on audible, not joking.
2. Mindy Kaling’s newest book Why Not Me? also was delightful. I laughed a lot & felt super motivated with girl power. I highly suggest it too.

Okay I’m new to the Caftan but so unbelievably all about it. 

I adore Jenny Slate and obviously Obvious Child. 

Yum perfect fall popcorn trail-mix. 

-I love matthew gray gubler!​ just so much. 

Hello perfect fall pumpkin snack. 

Lol Hipster Barbie. 

I thought this article was super helpful maybe you will too or know someone it could help.

Two of my favorite powerful women talking is amazing and they’re talking about my fav topic creativity too! 

Look at this cool magazine, there might be someone you know featured in there? Take a look.So, go grab your copy! I can’t wait for you to dive in, the contributors are truly amazing.

Also, honored to be included in this post of light workers. 

– Guys so my friend and friend of the podcast Lucy (episode #72 ) is hosting this rad retreat next year in Bali:: Space and Possibility – happening in June next year, who wants to go with me?

This book is so amazing and so filled with wisdom that helps me in all areas of life. I recently re-listened to it here and the body chapter really got me. It starts at about 1:50min or so.

I love this and Stanle Tucci so much 

Super great post from my girl Isabel please read.
Here are my favorite lines though::

“I worry that women are being made to feel like failures when their attempts at improving their mental or spiritual health do NOT produce permanent weight loss.”

-Everything you ever need to know about superfoods. My amazing friend Nikky made an ebook about them that is beautiful. 

My favorite podcast right now, I just can’t get enough of these two. & one of them is going to be a guest on WWRadio super soon. yay.

What I REALLY think of Gabby Bernstein’s masterclass, an honest review.

-New podcast coming at you on Wednesday! so if you’re not caught up here are the most recent two::
Last week’s podcast Gabby Bernstein returns.
-The week before Isabel Foxen Duke was back.

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2 Videos + 2 Topics + 3 Resources = AWESOMENESS BELOW

I recently visited Toronto and made these two videos with my friends Nikky of HealthNut Nutrition and Davida of The Healthy Maven I love them both and you will two. Each of these videos discusses very different but equally important topics so I thought I’d share them both along with some resources that have tremendously helped me with each of the two topics discussed.

1. START BEFORE YOU’RE READY::

This video is about ending procrastination & starting your creative passion. We discuss how to beat procrastination and do what you love regardless of your skill level or resources when you first start because stating is the hardest part.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCE for this video:: Well more videos… This video training series from my mentor Gabby Bernstein really helped me with this so if you want to know more about the concepts we discussed in this video check out the first video here.

2. STOP BEING CRAZY AROUND FOOD::

This video is equally as important but on a completely different topic. Here we discuss our unique patterns with food and body image. We discuss the challenge of finding balance between our passion for sharing about healthy living  with  finding pleasure in eating and not being too restrictive about our choices.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCE for this video:: Well more videos again… The video series that REALLY helped me stop being insane around food was this one with my mentor Isabel Foxen Duke so check it out here. 

If you have an questions on anything shoot me and email here.

Lena Dunham, Food, Body Image, & Role Models

Special edition episode where Isabel Foxen Duke and I riff on the food and body section of Lena Dunham’s book Not That Kind of Girl. We get into body image, food, and how women are usually portrayed in the media and how Lena Dunham’s work is instrumental in shifting this.

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LINKS WE MENTION:

-Buy the book, Not That Kind of Girl.
My thoughts on the book post here.
-Podcast Episode with Isabel Foxen Duke
-Stop fighting Food with IFD
-the amazing trailer of Fatitude that IFD mentioned
-Isabel’s ode to the “medium sized woman” in the media on Huff Post

-Struggle with this stuff? Watch this training series from IFD! 

 Info on WWCoaching with me!

My favorite lines & nuggets of wisdom: YEP THEY’RE TWEETABLES…Just click right on ‘em!

Lena Dunham is making visible an issue that most women silently struggle with, #BodyImage.

Thanks @lenadunham for bringing awareness to body positivity. @isabelfoxenduke & @katiedalebout discuss #notthatkindofgir

TIPS:

-When you find yourself counting calories even when you don’t want to, actively stop yourself by thinking about anything but food.
-Keep in mind that celebrities are first entertainers and role models second. While they bring attention to these deep rooted body image issues most women struggle with in silence in and that is great, they do not aim to teach they are simply sharing their often flawed experience of being products of our society.

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The post wasn’t sure I should Share…

181249_1649729243740_877179584_n I wasn’t sure if I should share this, but the message is important so I am. This photo is on my Instragram from 3 years ago (you’d have to scroll until your thumbs spasmed to find it). It depicts my orthorexia perfectly not just because I’m scary skinny for my body but because I’m holding a bouquet of kale like it’s the happiest thing in my life, which at the time kale was which is the scariest thing about this photo. When you get more joy from kale, supplements, and your body than you do about your life, something is off.

That was the case for me, but at the time I had no idea. I had no idea how mentally (& yes physically) sick I was. That’s why I’m sharing.

YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE A PHOTO THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS TO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM I HAD.

You could have an issue with food & your body without being underweight. Get honest with yourself, what are your thoughts around food & your body? Are they truly healthy?

I have come along way & look nothing like that lollipop girl (head too big for body) I must get honest about something… I DO WANT TO GO BACK THERE sometimes…that’s the f’ed up truth. The nastiest thing is that I still I occasional judge myself in the mirror. If I’m being completely honest, having been at that weight before the thoughts of wanting return to it still plague me from time to time, BUT NOW I am AWARE of how psycho that is, so I choose a different thought, I do not entertain that nasty thought of not feeling good enough at my current size and wanting to be that thin again. Now I choose to seek out role models who are rocking it at whatever size they are meant to be.

Why do I still want to return to this scary image above? Many reasons:

-I could blame the fact that society idolizes this type of shape.

-I could blame the fact that “thin privilege” does exist, and that we idolize the thin as “healthy” even when it is far from it.

-I could blame the fact that when I was this weight, I received “compliments” like “you’re so tiny” & “you can wear whatever you want.” (I also had many people concerned & trying to help me [save me] at the same time, thank you!)  I was often still applauded for this size… & that my friends, is CRAZY f-ed up shit!katie011

But here’s the thing,  I don’t ‘blame’ anything, rather I’m grateful. Yes, I’m grateful I still have these thoughts because I realize how f’ed up they are & I was meant to share this with you & my mission is to shift this societal paradigm.

Bottom-line: I could choose to make my body my masterpiece by spending hours exercising and controlling my food OR I could make my LIFE my masterpiece & be my natural size, believe I’m good enough there, and love my life as a way to TAKE A STAND AGAINST “THIN PRIVILEGE” & SOCIETY’S WARPED IDEAL OF BEAUTY. I choose the latter, who is with me? If you are in tell me. I need a crew to do this with me if I am to succeed.  That was deep. But you guys, I’m seeing so much disordering eating shit around me and I just want to help so bad it kills me sometimes. That’s my honest truth. Thanks for reading this. & Listen to this episode if you want more on my story.

Taking Isabel Foxen Duke’s Masterclass Stop Fighting Food drastically helped me. She will be launching it again soon & if you want in or her free intro video course sign up here.  Let me know if you’re down to heal this craziness with me or if you want additional one-on-one support from me, having one-one-one coaches and mentors was the biggest thing that helped me through this. Check out my coaching program here. 

Meander Because It Is Monday

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Guys, how often do you enjoy or even notice the tiny moments of beauty in your day? From the simple smile of a stranger to the crisp taste of an apple. Do you savor those moments or let them pass before you even acknowledge them? Get honest here. Before we get into Meandering I’m giving you some a homework assignment.

HOMEWORK:

Throughout your week notice simple moments of beauty in your day. When you do, simply snap a photo & share that beauty by tagging me @katiedalebout on Instagram and Twitter or share on The Wellness Wonderland facebook and use #wellnesswonderland so we can all see eachother’s moments of beauty.

Above are a few example to get you thinking. These Insta-glimpses  into beauty I noticed in my week. They are all simple things like a pretty candle, some fresh flowers brightening up my bathroom, the vibrant colors I noticed chopping carrots, or a water color painting in a coffee shop.

I can’t wait to see what you guys post! Share this assignment with a friend by {tweet it out yo!}

I’m sharing mini-moments of beauty because I live in #wellnesswonderland with @katiedalebout share with us!

Exciting content coming from me this week, but as always until then please enjoy Meandering the rest of the internet curated by me.

-How much did you love this guest post on dressing for your body type? 

-& how inspiring was Gina DeVee on the most recent episode of WWRadio!

-I just can’t get enough Fire Water from my Sacha!

Culinary Karma brings the wisdom with this post on her RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD. + a rad salad!

-How cool is this company Kooshoo you’ll love them as much as I do! Check out their Kickstarter for creating sustainable eco friendly yoga clothes with passion!

-Listen to them on their episode of the With Purpose Podcast (my second and equally awesome podcast)

-IFD is so wise…exhibit A) her most recent post! exhibit B) Her post on how emotional eating is saving your ass.  

The Model Health Show, my fav podcast gives us tips this week on how to stay safe and healthy from our cell phone! 

Awesome gratitude journal site!

-After interviewing my beautiful friend Sacha this weekend I was reminded how much I adore her Fire Water in the mornings! It is the ideal way to start the day!

How to keep warm without raising the thermostat 

-Be sure to get caught up on the WWRadio Podcast & the With Purpose Podcast my second podcast I co-host with Erin! It would be so cool if you could leave us a review or two! I’d love you forever (I already do if your reading this honestly and have made it all the way to the end).

-Our Desire Map book club is going strong, so grab your journal join the private Facebook group  I  & buy the book here! And click Here to TWEET  invite a friend to join us!

-Since the Wellness Wonderland Desire Map book club is such fun lets do it again after we finish Desire Mapping. The book we will be reading next is Miracles Now the new book by my guru Gabby Bernstein which comes out this April! Preorder your copy here! & to kick things off Gabby will be chatting with me on WWRadio coming soon!

& this weekend Gabby is hosting a FREE workshop! Must sign up!

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