With the new year here and 2020 in the past, I’m looking both back and ahead. In this solo episode, join me as I share three lessons I learned during the challenges brought by 2020, the top five episodes of last year, and a sneak peak of what’s to come in a new season of the podcast starting next week.
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Top 3 Lessons from 2020
There’s so much to be said about 2020. A year of so much unexpected change, upheaval, loss, and sadness. I learned a lot about having to be flexible, the challenge of holding competing emotions simultaneously, and the importance of creating meaning based more on what comes from inside when I ask questions. It was not easy. By no means did I shine at these lessons like a star pupil. Quite the contrary. It’s all messy.
After coming out of a period of burnout in late 2019, let’s just say that 2020 wasn’t what I’d hoped or planned. And yet, here we are.
My hope is that these lessons will resonate for you or at the very least, help you see things from a different perspective.
Dismantling Diet Culture
The top five podcasts of last year definitely had a theme: diet culture…specifically looking at diet culture from many angles and seeing the need to move toward a kinder, more compassionate, and more inclusive version of nutrition and fitness.
Between guests and solo episodes, we shared many aspects of moving away from dietary and exercise extremes and toward an approach where we listen more to our bodies and let our inner wisdom lead.
The top five episodes were:
- 268 – 5 Ways to Build Body Respect
- 275 – The Anti-Diet Approach to Eating with Evelyn Tribole
- 287 – Top 5 Things to Know Before You Start Intuitive Eating
- 289 – How to Ditch Dieting (Intuitive Eating Principle 1)
- 313 – How to Stop a Bad Body Image Day with Bri Campos
A Look Ahead to the Podcast in 2021
I’m excited to share that a new season of the podcast is kicking off next week with episode 316. There will be a refreshed content focus, new guests, and maybe even a new look.
Stay tuned for the unveiling!
Share your key takeaways from this episode with me in the comments.
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What You’ll Learn in This Episode
- Celebrate a major milestone with me
- Three surprising lessons I learned in 2020
- The top 5 podcast episodes of 2020
- What’s coming in the new season of the podcast
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