Hey lady! I’m Richelle, a food freedom coach and yoga teacher. I help women end the diet-binge cycle, reconnect to their body and feel fully again.
I spent many years myself fighting food and my body, completely disconnected and stuck in my head. I learned at a very young age, like many of us do, that my worth was in my physical body and looks. I learned that fat was bad and skinny was good, and to get love from others I had to fit the societal ideals I saw in magazines and movies.
My struggle started with anorexia, but quickly turned into a binge-restrict cycle in which I used exercise to purge my binges. The thing I’ve come to know is that food is not the problem. Food is just a symptom of deeper wounding, pain and issues we haven’t looked at. This is why more control with food in the form of diets and restriction does not work. It’s a bandaid approach and we can’t use an external fix for an internal problem. We need to go within.
Just as the struggle with food and our bodies impact all areas of our life like relationships, finances, health & wellbeing, our self-esteem and confidence; the work also helps all these areas. The work I talk about is peeling back the layers of who you aren’t to get to the core of who you are. It’s about removing the masks we wear to protect ourselves, letting go of the identities that keep us stuck, challenging the beliefs we’ve borrowed and feeling our fears then looking at their validity. It’s about connection. Connection to our body, our inner child, our intuition and our higher selves.
The work is about really feeling emotions in our body and honouring them by allowing them to move through us, instead of stuffing them down or avoiding them with food, social media or any of our other coping mechanisms. Often we think we do feel emotions, but what we’re actually feeling is the suffering created by the stories in our minds. As you can see this work has very little to do with food. At this point, I’m sure you’ve tried diet after diet, plan after plan, program after program that all involve the focus of food and control. The packaging and title may have been different but essentially they are all the same thing; a quick, external fix. I know you’re ready to try something different. You can feel that there is more for you than this struggle with food and your body and you’re sick of it holding you back in your life.
I know what it’s like to struggle so much, feel like you’re broken and that something is deeply wrong with you. I get it. I also know what it’s like to find your power, uncover your truth and move into becoming who you are at your core, which is only light and love. I want the same for you.