071 Living Stronger, Interview with Victoria Hodder

Victoria Hodder describes a low point in her life, when, upon returning from a trip, she discovered she had an eating disorder. She describes her thoughts about being in recovery, being recovered, and how the whole process has made her stronger.

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self care basics, take time to ground yourself

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What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

Me. Definitely me. There’s me, the real me, who I am becoming closer to being, but there was also the scared me that thought, “If I love myself, will anyone else love me? What happens if I let go of the mask?” But the fact of the matter is, when you let go of the mask, you not only love yourself, but the people around you love you more.

Why do you think self love is important?

If we can’t love ourselves, we can’t do anything properly - we cant love anyone else properly and we will self destruct.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

I honestly can’t think of one person. There were so many people out there that have helped me.

when you let go of the mask, you not only love yourself, but the people around you love you more.

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If we can’t love ourselves, we can’t do anything properly - we cant love anyone else properly

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What is the best advice you have ever received?

“You’ve survived 100 percent of your worst days so far. Keep going.”

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

Taking time to ground myself.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“You’ve survived 100 percent of your worst days so far. Keep going.”

Can you share with us a resource or an app that we can use to help our own self care practice grow?

I’ve recently become obsessed with Instagram. I follow Buddha Doodles.

What book are you reading right now?

I just finished The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

Helping people to see things differently, and helping people to see themselves differently.

“You’ve survived 100 percent of your worst days so far. Keep going.”

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About This Guest:

Living stronger, an interview with Victoria Hodder

Previously a workaholic Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) teacher and obsessive traveler, the great changes in my life began in my recovery from an eating disorder. As I learned more and more about confidence, I saw how I could use it to help my students and the people I love. Now I am turning more towards confidence coaching in my life and work.

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