I met Misty on a beach in Hawaii. She was [is] so beautiful, engaging, and talented that she would have been wildly intimidating yet she was also warm, kind, and sweet so I felt immediately comfortable around her. She's someone who, when she talks to you is completely present making you feel like you're the most important person in the room rather than looking around for the next best person to talk to. Getting to know Misty more I realized we had a lot in common when it came to our tumultuous relationships with food and our body image. I never would have guessed that seemingly confident Misty would have struggled in the same way I did with this but she did and does... We had a really long, meandering, raw, vulnerable conversation about everything from her own eating disorder and body image struggles, to where she's at now healing it all so I thought it would be a perfect conversation to air for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. While some of this conversation is heavy on the body image and eating front, that's not all we spoke about. Misty is a super successful and talented musician so we talk about her career, writing process, and advice for aspiring musicians, as well as her current and future projects she has in the works. I think you'll find this entire conversation to be a delight, I did.
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Notes from the show:
-My Katie Wonders episode
where I talk about the Ram Das Retreat where I met Misty
, band our friend Jess (future podcast guest) is in.
the band Misty most recently toured with.
-Books she is loving:: The Artist's Way
, The Mist of Avalon
, & Loving What Is
-Podcasts she is listening to:: The Duncan Trussell Family Hour
(this is the podcast that led her to the Ram Das Retreat), You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
, The Rich Roll Podcast
(warning this podcast can be triggering for EDs depending on the guest) --My podcast episode with Julie Piatt
(Rich Roll's wife)
-Music she is listening to right now: D.D Dumbo
, Jim James new album Eternal Even
, Blake Mills
, Andy Schauf
, Ok Computer
by Radiohead, & Spotify's Discover Weekly Playlist
-Movies she mentions:: Amalie
& La La Land
-Journaling & meditations she turns to:: morning pages, breath-work meditations, Deepak Chopra
guided meditations, Sharon Salzberg loving kindness meditation
-Body love practice:: post shower do a sesame (or other) oil massage starting on your face and working all over your body while standing in front of a mirror and saying positive affirmations to that area of your body
-Place she recommends everyone visit:: Bucharest
(her favorite spot) and Eastern Europe in general
Some good resources for ED recovery & things that have helped me:
-Isabel Foxen Duke's course Stop Fighting Food
-Christy Harrison's podcast and her online course on intuitive eating
-National Eating Disorder Association website