We have a special treat today. I had the opportunity to interview Brittany Rouille. Brittany is living a life in recovery from food and weight worries, thriving as an yoga instructor, writer and motivational speaker and adventurer. In our interview, Brittany and I discuss recovery tips to go from the beginning of being scared to take risks to eat to renourish her brain and body and what worked for her, using that nourishment to find her passions and now the birthing of her book, Heartully Healed, a beautiful journal useable for whatever shape, size and time in your journey towards healing your relationship with food and body you are.
Click on the Audio Acrobat button to listen. Please skip to minute 2:28 for the actual start of the interview. There is some very annoying static that I couldn’t get rid of 🙂 Otherwise, Enjoy!
More about Brittany’s Book
With over fifty journals and thousands of pages to choose from, Brittany’s unique collection of photographs, drawings, words and clippings reveals her soul-strengthening experience of recovery from an Eating Disorder.
Through journaling, Brittany was able to let go and embrace her spirit, ultimately allowing her to make room for the creative life of recovery that awaits us all. Her honest words and insightful drawings show you that not only is recovery possible, but it it can be unimaginably beautiful as well.
Her journey has given her a fearless belief in the power that creativity and spirituality can play in overcoming life’s deepest and darkest challenges. Find out more about her continuing journey and to get the book to to BrittanyRouille.com
Hope you enjoyed this interview. Recovery from binge eating, bulimia, anorexia and chronic weight and food worries is possible. You can learn to become an Attuned Eater to free your life up, live a more divinely-connected life and attract people who love what is amazing about you, not try to get people who have their own worries about weight to care about you. To find out how Attuned Eating can help you, schedule your free 20 min coaching session with me at email@example.com
I always enjoy reading your blogs and listening to your audio clips that sometimes come along with your blog. I have to say my ride to work in the mornings are about 35 mins long and so I decided to listen to this audio clip on my way to work as I was heading in. I have to say I appreciate this audio clip/blog for many different reasons. I can’t stress enough what it feels like to be listening to something and sitting there thinking wow I completely get it or wow I couldn’t have explained it better. There were several things where I thought wow I completely get it and its almost crazy to hear it out of someone else’s mouth because it seems like someone can’t possibly be thinking what you have thought for so long. Before I knew it tears were streaming down because I just understood so much of what was being said. I think that it hit me the most because of our conversation yesterday of how I have completed a year of recovery and yet feel like I have sooo far to go and I am not where I thought I would be. As I was listening I realized she said into year 3 she still had some struggles with controlling her food and “safe foods” and I felt like wow ok maybe I have just been putting too much expectation and pressures on how my recovery was supposed to go. I was trying to control my recovery and well control is one of the things that got me into this situation and I have still been using it in a big way in my recovery. Sorry for making this so long but overall what I have been meaning to say was this was a great post and thanks for posting it. I ordered the book after listening to this today and I am hoping that I will really enjoy reading it. I am really interested because I like that she incorporates some journal entries in here and I have kept all of my journals up to this point and it made me realize how much I miss my journals and it might help to start writing some more. Thanks for this post look forward to more.
This is why Brittany and I did this interview. What You think sometimes is not the first. Time it’s been thought and people do get well. So glad you gave yourself the time
I can’t thank you enough for sharing your thoughts on the interview, I just saw your comment now! It’s important for us to make room for compassion and forgiveness throughout our recovery journey. Recovery takes time and changing our thoughts takes lots of practice, and eventually our healthy behaviors will come naturally to us, but again, we must build our faith and have patience with ourselves. Full recovery IS possible as long as you give yourself the time and faith you need to make it through. I hope this interview also helped you feel that you are not alone, in reading my book I am sure that you will find days and moments in my recovery that speak volumes to what you have felt or perhaps are feeling. If you would like to reach out or share any more thoughts on heARTfully healed, please don’t hesitate to connect.
Wishing you a beautiful holiday!
Strength & optimism always,