In this first episode of the new year, host Christine Pensa
welcomed guest Dr. Sabina Singwell, PhD, writer, social scientist
and creatrix of School of Bitchcraft, who works as an advocate for
sanity and freedom around food. Bitchcraft is her shorthand for
liberating your mind and your body from our sexist diet
Sabina shared how healing her relationship with food and her
body ended up breaking her open to healing through self knowledge
and acceptance. She says, “Exploring how you relate to food is
actually a magnificent doorway to discovering core beliefs about
your very life.” Sabina invites us to stop shooting the
messenger—food—allowing ourselves to move into the things we might
be resisting in that relationship. As she has found—that’s where
our healing gold really lies.
As the conversation unfolded we talked about how unpacking the
stories and patterns behind our relationship with food can help us
come back into greater self love and a return to body sovereignty.
Sabina pointed out it’s time to drop the self care narratives that
are really about a pursuit of “perfection” with a veneer of self
care over it, and lovingly embrace true sacred self care.
This episode is an invitation to reassess our relationship
with our bodies, food and our sacred self care by allowing the
focus and breakthrough to come from the inside.
Moving into 2021 is our time to release the distorted
lenses and, as Sabina calls it, the external chorus. That chorus
doesn’t reflect the truth of our magnificence. Instead, the focus
shifts inside to learn to recognize the true physical needs and
joys of our bodies, rather than being driven by distorted beliefs
and emotions of ourselves or others. In this way, Sabina invites us
to practice “body neutrality” by surrendering to the “goodness of
our own knowing” and our body’s own knowing, while honouring the
body’s divine cues.
About the Podcast
The Awakened Woman Self Care podcast explores how we can navigate sacred self care in these times. In Season 3 host Christine Pensa is inviting guests who are the pioneers, the women who are stepping into the new consciousness. The topics we’ll explore is how we can gracefully weave in the old modalities that served us in the past, while calling in more deeply, sacred self care, and self love. We’ll dive into the joy of being fully present to our true selves and our sovereignty. Visit https://www.artthatmoves.ca/podcasts/