Episode 231: How Healing Your Relationship with Food can Help you Live a Fulfilled Life with Mel Wells
In the episode you will hear about:
• How Mel healed her relationship with food and her body (and soul)
• Connecting to your bigger vision
• Choosing movement that feels good and isn’t a punishment
• Trusting your body and that it wants you to live a healthy life
• What to do when you get psychological cravings – that aren’t hunger related
• Pursuing a fulfilled life
• Being in integrity with your values
• Letting go of old beliefs and obtaining new ones
• The inevitability of change and growth
• Mel’s TedXTalk and how she reframed her disappointment when they couldn’t publish it online due to audio difficulties
• The importance of sharing the things that go wrong
• And so much more…
Take a peek at Mel Wells’ Instagram feed and you’ll see instantly why I love talking with her and following her amazing journey of self-love. As an actress at 18 on a UK soap opera, Mel was exposed early on to the pressures of the performing arts world and keeping a “thin” figure. This pressure eventually led to eating disorder behavior and she remained in that self-described black hole for seven years.
Shortly after that time, she left that world, rediscovered her self-worth and rewrote her mindset. She now helps other women get out of the diet culture and change their relationship with food and their bodies. Because as Mel describes, by healing our relationships with food we can also change our relationships with our souls.
As a person who’s struggled with my relationship with food and my body, I related on all fronts of Mel’s messages. There really is a parallel between healing that relationship and using that same knowledge in all areas of your life. It ultimately comes down to loving yourself and giving yourself freedom. This was such a heartfelt conversation and I can’t wait to hear what you resonated with the most.
• What got you started on your path?
• What was it that finally broke the cycle for you?
• What do you tell someone who feels stuck?
• How do you calm those fight or flight thoughts?
• When you get psychological cravings what can you do?
• What does it actually look like when you support other women?
• What does being authentic mean for you in your life?
• What are some tools you’re relying on to get you through your recent move?
• What journey do you want to take women on at your Self Love Summit?
• Did you have any limiting beliefs around creating relationships with women?
• Tell me about your new book, Hungry for More.
“When you’re able to trust your body’s natural intuition it helps you tune in with your soul’s intuition.”
“If we want to feel free, then freedom is what we have to choose.”
“Choosing more control won’t get you more freedom.”
“The more I love myself, the more I’m able to lift other women up and genuinely mean it from the heart.”
“Be willing to take the masks off and just be completely comfortable with who you are and where you’re at.”
Mel Wells is a Certified Health Coach, Eating Psychology Coach, International Speaker and Bestselling Author of widely acclaimed, ‘The Goddess Revolution: Make Peace With Food, Love Your Body and Reclaim Your Life’, hailed by OK! magazine, ‘the new body bible for women’.
She is Hay House’s youngest author and is a leading women’s expert in her field. Mel dedicates her time to helping women worldwide ditch dieting for good, make peace with food and love their healthy bodies. Mel coaches’ women through her popular online Academy, and luxury Goddess Retreats held in Bali, Thailand and the UK.
Mel empowers women to stop fad diets and challenges their entire belief system around food and their bodies, by working on the relationship they have with themselves.
Mel has been featured in Forbes Under 30, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, The Independent and has been voted No. 1 Young Female Entrepreneur to Watch in the UK by About Time Magazine. She made her TEDx debut in Switzerland last December.
Her next book, “Hungry For More,” encourages women to nourish their soul cravings, feed their dreams and live truly fulfilled lives. “Hungry For More”, published by Hay House is due for release Summer 2018.