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Why Weight?

Why Weight?

By Sierra
A podcast about my journey with Weight, Body Image, Health, Movement, Self-Esteem, and how to enjoy the body you're in, while actively working to change it.
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Why Weight?

Introduction

Why Weight?

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The End of Season One
Thanks for listening and your support!  I am working on season 2, and I have some great things coming your way.   Join me on Pateron www.patreon.com/whywaitwithsierra Or buy your meditations at www.sierrapodva.com
22:43
March 18, 2021
From Attachment to Awareness- The Crown Chakra
Do you strive to feel connected, but often feel overwhelmed in your thoughts?   Do you often wonder why you find yourself spinning in repetitive patterns, and despite KNOWING what do to, have a hard time changing?  Do you wish for more meaning or purpose in your life, but don't feel qualified or certain of where that comes from?  This is the episode for you!  The crown chakra is related to connection, and we'll explore it in depth!   Join me for a meditation on patreon, specifically for the 6th chakra, Tier 2 and up!  www.patreon.com/whywaitwithsierra Are you familiar with the chakra system?  Do you seem to carry your weight in specific places around your body?  Is it harder for you to lose weight in certain areas more than others?  This exploration of the energy of the chakra system and how it affects our physical body explores why this may be true for you.  I have created meditations to address each chakra, and they are downloadable on my website at www.sierrapodva.com/shop . If you're interested in booking a free consultation, please visit www.sierrapodva.com, and book online. Book: Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self, by Anodea Judith  (Author) Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237 Sponsorships: on for this episode
44:29
March 9, 2021
6th Chakra : From Confusion to Clarity
Welcome to my favorite controversial Chakra!   Can you see and be seen?   Can you both intuit and know?  Are you balanced in your rational and subconscious mind?   These are the questions answered by assessing the 6th chakra, as well as talking about how our inner identity affects our ability to maintain and healthy and balanced body.  Join me for a meditation on patreon, specifically for the 6th chakra, Tier 2 and up!  www.patreon.com/whywaitwithsierra Are you familiar with the chakra system?  Do you seem to carry your weight in specific places around your body?  Is it harder for you to lose weight in certain areas more than others?  This exploration of the energy of the chakra system and how it affects our physical body explores why this may be true for you.  I have created meditations to address each chakra, and they are downloadable on my website at www.sierrapodva.com/shop . If you're interested in booking a free consultation, please visit www.sierrapodva.com, and book online. Book: Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self, by Anodea Judith  (Author) Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237 Sponsorships: on for this episode
47:35
March 3, 2021
Fifth Chakra : From Creative to Creation
Welcome to the source of all vibration, the 5th Chakra.  This is where we bring our creative energies into creation and where we determine which ideas and inspiration deserve to be  followed though and which can be released.  The 5th chakra is often unbalanced, due to strong influences during childhood,and in freeing the censorship in the 5th Chakra, we can begin to bring out inner dream world into reality.  I have included some notes and the 5th chakra meditation on Patreon, so if you are in Tier 2 or above, download today!    Patreon. www.patreon.com/whywaitwithsierra Are you familiar with the chakra system?  Do you seem to carry your weight in specific places around your body?  Is it harder for you to lose weight in certain areas more than others?  This exploration of the energy of the chakra system and how it affects our physical body explores why this may be true for you.  I have created meditations to address each chakra, and they are downloadable on my website at www.sierrapodva.com/shop . If you're interested in booking a free consultation, please visit www.sierrapodva.com, and book online. Book: Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self, by Anodea Judith  (Author) Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237 Sponsorships: on for this episode
47:01
February 24, 2021
Pendulum of Joy to Grief - Fourth Chakra Heart Center
Welcome to an introduction into the love field.   The heart center is where we generate feelings of love and being loved reside. This is also where the careful balance of loving self and others evolves into ever-widening spirals.  It is also the center for processing emotions so I've included the emotions wheel as a resource on Patreon. www.patreon.com/whywaitwithsierra    Are you familiar with the chakra system?  Do you seem to carry your weight in specific places around your body?  Is it harder for you to lose weight in certain areas more than others?  This exploration of the energy of the chakra system and how it affects our physical body explores why this may be true for you.  I have created meditations to address each chakra, and they are downloadable on my website at www.sierrapodva.com/shop . If you're interested in booking a free consultation, please visit www.sierrapodva.com, and book online. Book: Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self, by Anodea Judith  (Author) Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237 Sponsorships: on for this episode
47:58
February 18, 2021
Third Chakra: Desire to Action
Do you feel challenged bringing your desires into action?  Is it hard for you to assert your needs, and to create the life that you want?  Do you often feel stagnant and stuck, as though you are playing by other people's rules?   If so, this is the episode for you! Learn about the dynamic fire of the 3rd chakra, and how to activate it through some simple processes.  As always, you can book your free consultation or order meditations online at www.sierrapodva.com 
46:25
February 9, 2021
Second Chakra-Comparison is the Thief of Joy
Do you experience difficulty creating the life you want?  Do you feel low self-esteem around your ability to enjoy your creativity and/sexuality?  Let's balance this critical chakra together, so you can begin to create the vibrant life that you desire. Book your free consultation online at www.sierrapodva.com/book or buy/download the  meditations at www.sierrapodva.com/shop  You can also join me on Patreon for 2 new meditations a month, along with conversations, interviews, card readings, and random insight at www.patreon.com/whyweight   Book: Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self, by Anodea Judith  (Author) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237 As always, here are some resources to support your journey. Free Consultation and booking: www.sierrapodva.com
48:02
February 5, 2021
Root Chakra Energies
Do you feel stagnant, stuck, anxious?  Do you have trouble feeling free to move around in the world, and to share your vulnerability with others? This episode discusses the energies of the Root Chakra, and who to begin to feel safe, grounded, and free.  Are you familiar with the chakra system?  Do you seem to carry your weight in specific places around your body?  Is it harder for you to lose weight in certain areas more than others?  This exploration of the energy of the chakra system and how it affects our physical body explores why this may be true for you.  I have created meditations to address each chakra, and they are downloadable on my website at www.sierrapodva.com/shop . If you're interested in booking a free consultation, please visit www.sierrapodva.com, and book online. Book: Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self, by Anodea Judith  (Author) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237 As always, here are some resources to support your journey. Free Consultation and booking: www.sierrapodva.com 
47:45
January 26, 2021
Weight and The Chakra System
Are you familiar with the chakra system?  Do you seem to carry your weight in specific places around your body?  Is it harder for you to lose weight in certain areas more than others?  This exploration of the energy of the chakra system and how it affects our physical body explores why this may be true for you.  I have created meditations to address each chakra, and they are downloadable on my website at www.sierrapodva.com/shop . If you're interested in booking a free consultation, please visit www.sierrapodva.com, and book online. Book: Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self, by Anodea Judith  (Author) Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237
45:31
January 19, 2021
Fat-astrophe
What do you do when confronted with an unavoidable experience about your own weight?   Those moments when shame or humiliation about your size or body come up?  I'm sharing some events that shook me up and created an opportunity for change. Some of these topics may be triggering, so here are some resources.  As always, you can book your free consultation, and we can discuss ways to create a program directly related to your situation at www.sierrapodva.com If any of these topics were triggering, please reach out to the resources below: Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237 Resources for diet, nutrition, weightloss: www.sparkpeople.com
42:23
January 12, 2021
Fat-Fatigue
Are you tired of being aware of your weight?  Does constantly thinking about what you are supposed to be doing, eating, or how to exercise make you want to shut down?  This episode addresses my own issues with being tired of being fat, and how that leads to some circular thinking.    I am working on releasing my personal meditations, until then you can book a free consultation at www.sierrapodva.com, and we can discuss a program for you.   Study Referenced in Show: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6052856/#:~:text=The%20disease%20of%20obesity%20is,also%20can%20impact%20successful%20treatment. Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237
47:03
January 5, 2021
The Hero's Journey
Are you at the center of your own narrative?  Do you allow yourself to be the star of your own story?  What is holding you back, and how can you shift those beliefs?  Using concepts from Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung, looking at what stage of the story you're in can be helpful.   As always, if you need help shifting those beliefs, please contact me at www.sierrapodva.com for your free consultation.    Carl Jung: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung Joseph Cambell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Campbell Archetype Quiz: https://www.psychologistworld.com/tests/jung-archetype-quiz If you need immediate help, please see the resources below:  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237
40:17
December 31, 2020
ACE's and How They Shape Us
 Today we go into detail about how adverse childhood experiences shape us, and how our mind, body, emotions, and spirit adapt.   Discussing the connection between childhood trauma and obesity, and ways to work through those issues.   Some of these topics may be triggering, so here are some resources.  As always, you can book your free consultation, and we can discuss ways to create a program directly related to your situation at www.sierrapodva.com.    If you'd like to learn more about ACE's please visit:  https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/about.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fviolenceprevention%2Facestudy%2Fabout.html  If any of these topics were triggering, please reach out to the resources below: Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237
47:53
December 23, 2020
Introduction
Season 1 Episode 1 Introduction to Why Weight, and why building this community is important to me.  I've struggled with weight my entire life, and have tried everything to develop a healthy relationship with my body.  This podcast explores the journey, failures as well as successes.  I'll be talking about my own experiences, as well as with experts in the field about how to attain the most healthy and balanced relationship with your weight and body.   I know the pain and discomfort of hoping for someday- someday losing the weight, someday being able to participate fully in life, someday being able to love myself fully.    If you're interested in booking a free consultation, please visit www.sierrapodva.com, and book online.  You can also purchase and download meditations for sleep, anxiety, abundance, and balance at www.sierrapodva.com/shop.   Resources:  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free addiction hotline for overeating: 1- 855-315-4766 Food Addicts in Recovery anonymous:  781-932-6300 Overeaters Anonymous: 505-891-2664 National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237
29:60
December 23, 2020
December 18, 2020
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December 18, 2020