082 Learning to Love Food, Interview with Michelle Vina-Baltsas

Struggling with an eating disorder for many years, Michelle Vina-Baltsas faced her fears and addressed her issues. She talks about her current relationship with food, and how she learned to love herself. Michelle also describes how she treats herself with kindness.

Q & A

Why do you think self love is important?

It’s the foundation of my life. When I’m not in self love, I’m in bashing, and that’s not a good place for me to be. There’s no happiness there.

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

For me it was that I had to do it perfectly. I didn’t realize there were degrees – like I could get there. I thought, what about taking baby steps in between working for towards that. When I did that, I felt much better.

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

My Husband. I feel his love all the time.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Everything I need is already inside of me.

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

Meditation for me is a daily practice that has dramatically changed my life.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“I praise you for all I am, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Scripture.

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

I highly recommend “Calm.” It’s a free app with wonderful guided meditations.

What book are you reading right now?

Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body, by Connie Sobczak.

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

Helping women to see that they are enough. . . just as they are. Because they, too, are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Guest Bio and Opportunity to Connect More

Michelle Vina-Baltsas is a coach who helps women with their food and body image so they can feel confident and powerful in the skin they’re in.



Twitter, Intagram, Pinterest: @vbmichelle

Michelle’s ebook “Are You Really Hungry?” is a great resource for women who struggle with emotional eating and body shame.

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