Episode 237: Lindsey Hall is an award-winning eating disorder + addiction speaker and writer, focusing on what she refers to as “the topics that need to be talked about, but many are scared to admit.” Having struggled with the eating disorder cycle for many years, Lindsey has actively been in her coined “flexible recovery” since 2014 and is the author behind “I Haven’t Shaved in Six Weeks,” a blog written to humanize the stigmas of eating disorders and treatment.

Through her published writing, she has had the privilege of speaking around the world on nuanced topics such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Drunkorexia, Exercise Addiction, Orthorexia and other eating disorder behaviors, and has been featured in publications including TODAY Show, CBS, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, TheFix.com, SheKnows, Project Heal, NEDA, SHAPE Magazine, Bustle, Refinery29, New York Post, and more.

Her future plans in recovery advocacy are currently focused on owning and converting a van to take it on the road, so she can report on treatment centers and eating disorder resources around the country in a dream she’s envisioned as “Recovery on the Road.”

Show notes:

  • Learn more about Madelyn’s upcoming retreat with sound healing, AcroYoga, Thai massage, and more HERE
  • How to give yourself space when you’re not feeling inspired.
  • The purpose of staying in your own lane.
  • Valley View Hot Springs HERE
  • Maddy and Lindsey’s connection and their story of meeting at the University of Arkansas.
  • How going to rehab created Lindsey’s blog, I Haven’t Shaved in Six Weeks: All the Truths About Eating Disorders.
  • How her best friend dying shaped her entire life.
  • Her crucial moment of getting a DWI and bingeing on two boxes of cereal.
  • “Drunkorexia” — what it means and how it sent her to rehab at 24.
  • How college life and sororities enable us to write off eating disorders and alcohol abuse.
  • “Black and white mentalities are the fastest way to go into shame.”
  • The importance of creating healthy boundaries with your parents.
  • Her current relationship with her parents and how they have handled her disordered eating.
  • The emotional breakdown she had 3 months ago over being completely dissatisfied in her life.
  • How she handles stagnant energy and questioning her purpose.
  • Why she’s been drinking way too much wine lately.
  • ‘Flexible sobriety’ and how she notices her feelings and discomfort.
  • The drinking pressures we feel from our significant others.
  • Why we need to stop glorifying alcohol.
  • How to handle feeling like an outcast when you don’t drink alcohol.
  • How Lindsey had compassion for herself throughout this journey.
  • “It takes a really long time to forgive yourself.”
  • Must read book: The Bright Light: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs
  • Lindsey’s role model and sobriety coach, Holly Whitaker.

Connect with Lindsey:

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