#088: Food is about love, connection, belonging, and nourishment. But it is also about listening to our own bodies and learning to tap into our inner wisdom when it comes to this relationship. Listen in to this rich discussion to hear more about creating and maintaining a healthy relationship with food.
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Today’s Guest is Oona Hanson:
Oona is a parent coach who has been in education for over twenty years. She loves supporting parents of teens and tweens as they navigate the challenges of adolescence. Passionate about helping parents raise kids who have a healthy relationship with food and their body, Oona writes and gives talks on fostering body image resilience and lowering the risk for eating disorders. Launched during the pandemic summer of 2020, her Common Sense Camp offers a framework for teaching kids essential life skills at home. Oona holds a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology and in English. Her work has been featured widely, including on CNN, Today, Good Morning America, Good Day LA, and more" She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
Connect with Oona: https://www.oonahanson.com/
BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE
- Food is about love, connection, belonging, and nourishment. But it is also about listening to our own bodies and learning to tap into our inner wisdom when it comes to this relationship.
- In Oona's opinion, there is no such thing as healthy food. It is all about the relationship that we have to it. When we focus on food in reference to variety, satisfaction, and pleasure, we are already creating a different relationship just by the language that we utilize. When we have rules, restrictions and too much rigidity in reference to food and movement, preventing disorders.
- Embrace the power shift that is happening right now and use it to create a learning plan most appropriate for your children and family.
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