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Episode 015: “Living Centered and Fully Embodied”

Featuring Dr. Hillary McBride

So many of us struggle to love and appreciate our bodies. It isn’t just an individual issue but rather a collective, deeply-rooted cultural problem with the ways we were taught to view our bodies and their value. What if we could begin to not only accept our bodies but embrace them?
Today on the Living Centered Podcast, Miles and Lindsey sit down with Dr. Hillary McBride for an incredible, complex, and compassionate conversation about how the internalized messages we believe about ourselves not only impact our well-being but the interconnected healing of our communities and culture. Throughout the interview, Dr. McBride extends an invitation to pursue embodiment—reclaiming and remembering ourselves as bodies.

Meet this episode’s expert

Dr. Hillary McBride is best known for her work in the podcasting world, taking mental health and psychology out of the classroom and therapy room and into daily life. But that work has only been possible with years of clinical practice and research as a psychologist, a base of expertise that includes work at the intersection of spirituality and mental health, trauma treatment, body image, eating disorders, sex and sexuality, and feminist approaches to psychology. Her first book, Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are, was published in 2017; textbook on embodiment followed in 2018. 

Her next book, The Wisdom of the Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection Through Embodied Living, will be out in October 2021. She has been recognized by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association for her research addressing our relationships with our bodies across the life span, and she is currently on faculty at the University of British Columbia. Hillary makes her home in Vancouver, BC, and will never turn down a cup of chai.

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