Hungry for Happiness with Samantha Skelly

 In Addiction, Body Image, Depression, Diet, Health, Mental Health, mindfulness, Stress, Women's Health

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Date: November 13, 2017

Episode Description

Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

It’s not impossible for anyone to understand what it can feel like to dislike a part of yourself.  Body image issues are deeply ingrained in our culture, and most women, and men, feel that some part of themselves isn’t good enough.  Many women create unhealthy relationships with food, yo-yo dieting in between binge eating.  Samantha Skelly has shared her fight with food, and began to help other women to feel empowered by their bodies, instead of burdened by them.

Dr. Risk’s Thoughts

I find it very rare to talk to a woman who doesn’t feel the need to lose a few pounds. Five, ten, twenty.  Things will be great if…  What if the real issue was bigger then that last five pounds?  Any time I read books on body image and eating disorders I can always see a bit of myself in there.  How could I not be affected by media?  What I see on TV and magazines, with different lighting and photoshop, seems so unrealistic.  Yet we seem to programmed to want it, almost need it.  I love that Smantha Skelly has taken to helping women to get in touch with the deeper issues of he eating disorders and body image.  We need to learn to love every part of us, and be comfortable with who we are, not wanting to be something else.  Just that thought seems so empowering, and I hope that the work she is doing is making waves of change.

Guest Information


Samantha Skelly is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert. As founder of Hungry for Happiness, a movement to empower women to overcome their disordered eating and body image issues, Samantha has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform, with appearances on Global TV, Shaw, NBC, and, CBC. In 2013, Samantha was awarded “Top 24 under 24,” and in 2014, she was named a finalist for “Best Emerging Entrepreneur” by Small Business BC. Samantha continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through her program, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.


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