The Authentic Me: Hosted by Mel Yu

A Body does NOT Define You, Removing Toxic Body Shame and Judgment | Lauren Minicozzi | Ep 11

August 27, 2020 Lauren Minicozzi Season 1 Episode 11
The Authentic Me: Hosted by Mel Yu
A Body does NOT Define You, Removing Toxic Body Shame and Judgment | Lauren Minicozzi | Ep 11
Show Notes

This week I got to chat with my dear friend, the self-love queen, Lauren Minicozzi.

Lauren has struggled with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Depression, Anorexia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and as a repercussion is currently battling an undefined chronic illness known as Lymes. 

Through her own incredible healing, it led her to writing about her journey in the hope for females to be able to resonate with and help them on their own journeys to self-love. Her book 'A Journey to Health' is based around her experiences and what she did to free herself from the toxic cycle. To remove the shame, fear and isolation so many go through and help females find self-acceptance and body love. She's also got an amazing self-love journal which EVERYONE should have - it's super cute/pink with gorgeous illustrations!!!

Ladies (and gentleman), we only have our one bodies. Please stop looking at other bodies and thinking they have something that you DON'T! You are beautiful as you are, and you are uniquely you - it is time to own that!

I hope this podcast helps you towards that extra step to understanding YOU and loving YOUR BODY. It is literally keeping you alive!

Podcast Show Notes here:

  •  Feeling like an outcast as a young Italian girl in a western Australian culture (I can totally relate to this coming from a different culture background!)
  • Words hurt – being told “YOU’RE FAT!” by a boy in primary school
  • Hiding your eating habits from your family and friends to control your food intake
  • Understanding the difference between body dysmorphic disorder, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder
  • Identifying what really matter in this life – our health, connection and ourselves
  • The power of a strong support network to talk about your insecurities, open up to people that will help you lift yourself up
  • Lyme disease is an infectious illness caused by the bacterium known as Borrelia. The bacteria is transmitted when an individual is bitten by a vector usually a tick. Lyme disease can impact many bodily systems and organs and can, in some cases, mimic other illnesses ie lupus.
  • Going through the healthcare system – don’t give up and keep seeking further professional advice to make sure you have the right diagnosis
  • The importance of laughter – be that little kid and keep playing!

To keep up with all things Lauren Minicozzi and all her wonderful work (including her books!!!), connect with her here: