“We don’t realize how much we use food as an anesthetic to life.” – Cassandra Bodzak
We have the author of the best selling cookbook Eat with Intention and healthy living guru on NBC’s The Taste – Cassandra Bodzak, with us on DENtalks Podcast! This episode is all about LIVING (and eating) with intention. Cassandra openly shares her journey of disordered eating and how she turned to spirituality and meditation to help her through it – she even refers to her sickest days as a divine intervention, a mindset we can all benefit from. We chat about all things food, health, and wellness on this episode but there is NO subscribing to a specific diet here. Cassandra does NOT believe in labels but that we should all be listening to our own bodies on a day to day basis and basing our eating choices off of what our individual bodies tell us. She shares so many tips on being your own food investigator, how to properly do an elimination diet to get to a root cause of discomfort, how your period affects your eating, and even the meaning behind your food cravings – for example, if you’re craving foods like salty potato chips or something spicy, that might mean you’re really craving more fun in your life. Cassandra even shares what it means in her life to live intentionally from setting an intention before a car ride to using your shower as an energy cleanser. This episode is full of so many great takeaways and a few challenges for you to try at home! Don’t miss Cassandra’s Personal Practice which is an Inner Rockstar Meditation at the end of the episode.
“I feel like I get a miracle minute from my meditations. – Cassandra Bodzak
- Inner Rockstar meditation
- Favorite book: The Alchemist
- Inspiration teacher: Marianne Williamson
- Journal or have any other daily ritual: I do journal and meditate and EFT daily
- Favorite Self care hack: Nature
- Type of Meditation you rely on most?
Psychic Meditation which is energy tools, visual meditation which is also her personal practice
- Helpful tip for valuable meditation?
Focus on your breath, take the pressure off yourself that you have to do it right. Keep showing up and try different meditation to find what works for you.
- Self-Care Hack?
I make sure to clear everyone out of my space every night and get out into nature. I clear people’s energy by creating a bubble out infront of you, putting everyone from the day in that bubble, and then blow up the bubble. This gives the person their energy back.
- If you could give any piece of life advice what would it be?
If you don’t like how things are going, believe that you can change your perception and everything else will change.