It's Not About Food Podcast with Laurelee Roark

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Acceptance means to honor and respect our body and our self exactly as we are right now in this moment. When we step into acceptance, we stop struggling and fighting and we begin to make peace with ourselves. This empowers our body and our self to be who we really are in this moment. It takes us out of the obsession of “wanting to be different” and allows us to be more present with ourselves, and therefore better able to meet our needs.

 Carolyn Costin is a world renowned, highly sought-after eating disorder clinician, author, and international speaker. Recovered from anorexia in her twenties, as a young therapist Carolyn recognized her calling after successfully treating her first eating disorder client. 
After 15 years in private practice and running hospital programs, Carolyn was determined to improve the relapse rate and recognized a gap in the eating disorder field. She opened Monte Nido, the first residential facility in a home setting, surrounded by nature, where standard treatment was combined with meditation and yoga and clients were “retrained” to shop for, prepare and cook food.  Carolyn’s contributions to the field are extensive. Her six books, service in every major eating disorder organization, three decades of training professionals worldwide, free study groups and the outstanding success of Monte Nido all spurred Carolyn to international acclaim. In 2016, Carolyn left Monte Nido and created The Carolyn Costin Institute. The Institute offers Continuing Education for clinicians, Eating Disorder Coach Certification, Mentor Training, and Educational support for families of those with eating disorders. Through the Institute Carolyn also offers speaking engagements, consultations and supervision. Carolyn is an active, passionate, inspiring force in the eating disorder field. To learn more, visit or email:

What is It's Not About Food Podcast with Laurelee Roark?

Its Not About Food podcast is about learning how to love and accept the body you have, re-learn how to eat intuitively and to know how to take care of your emotions.