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  • Writer's picturePaige Smathers

144: Writing to Get Free & Unlearning to Heal

Melissa Toler is a speaker, writer, and educator. Her work encourages people to make the connection between our culture's oppressive beauty standards and our personal struggle with self-acceptance. She has written extensively on diet culture and the toll it takes on our lives and humanity. Her goal is to help people unlearn harmful messages and behaviors from years of chronic dieting. Melissa also has a background as a pharmacist and certified wellness coach.

Melissa came on the podcast to talk about how writing has set her free. She talks about her writing practice and how it's been critical in her ability to hear her inner voice. She gives practical, down-to-earth advice for how anyone can add in a writing practice into their lives and how it can enhance your process with healing your relationship with food and body.

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