I connected with Meg through social media, and she’s quite possibly the sweetest human. I love her work, her podcast and the clientele she works with…
I’ll let her fill you in! enjoy the first “blogger babes” feature!
K: Hi Meg! First off, tell us a bit about yourself, your background and what you do in the health/wellness field?
M: Hello! Thank you so much for having me on your blog today! I am completely honored! For those of you who do not know me, my name is Meg Doll and I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist living in a pretty city called Saskatoon in Canada! Although I live in Canada, I have an online holistic nutrition business and work with clients worldwide via Skype! I am a two time eating disorder survivor, so today it is my passion to help others with eating disorders, disordered eating (because there is a difference!), and other mental illnesses, which is what I specialize in my private practice!
However, I am also very passionate about adrenal, hormonal, and gut health since the functions of these organs and systems can take a hard hit during an eating disorder and require attention when recovering.
In addition to my online business, I have a podcast called The Nourished Podcast, which comes out with new episodes every Tuesday and can be found on iTunes. I also created an online program called Eat Feel Live Love, which is a 28 day online program/challenge that educates how to eat real food, use it for healing, and how lifestyle and self love factors play a huge (and important) role in achieving overall health. The next group for this program will be starting in fall of 2016 and you can get more information about it at eatfeellivelove.com
K: You are open about your experience with an eating disorder. If you could offer a piece of advice to anyone struggling, what would it be?
M: It’s hard for me to just choose one thing as I work with women struggling with eating disorders on a daily basis and recognize that everyone is at different points in their recovery, however, there is a message that usually all of my clients benefit from:
You need to separate yourself from the disorder.
I think all too often we tend to “own” or disorder and think WE are the ones with the problem, however, that’s very far from the truth. Recognize that it is a disorder controlling your thoughts, feelings, emotions, etc. and begin to take action. Make the powerful step of denying it, disobeying it, and, quite often, doing the complete opposite of what it wants you to do. This is something I work on with my clients every single session and the first step to making life lasting changes.
K: I love listening to your podcast. What inspired you to choose a podcast over projects? Had you ever worked on one before?
M: Thank you so much! I really enjoy recording and working on my podcast, so it’s so nice to hear you enjoy it! I had never done a podcast before, but a girl (now my best friend and business partner) approached me about starting a business project together and we both thought a podcast would be a great way to share our message and spread our knowledge as we are two holistic nutritionists! Now it’s been over a year and our podcast is doing quite well, which we are so grateful for! More and more people are tuning in every week and we look forward to continuing with it!
K: Do you have any suggestions for health bloggers who are looking to embark on a new project, or expand their blog?
M: Network, network, network! And have patience! A lot of people ask me this question, but what many of them don’t realize is that I have had a blog for over 5 years. It takes time to gain a loyal following, which is why I say patience is so important, however, networking is also important. It’s a must to make friends and connections with other bloggers and people online. You’re not going to grow/expand if you don’t reach out!
Make yourself known!
K: You must be busy with all of your projects! What is your favorite way to stay fit, and how do you make time for yourself and prioritize exercise?
M: I love to stay active, but I’m pretty relaxed about it, which is what I find works best for me. I love being intuitive in all areas of my life, so I try to be as intuitive with exercise as I can be, as well. Currently, I’ve just been doing at home workouts for the past couple of months and it’s been feeling really good for me. Actually, I’ve recently shared my exercise approach on a recent episode of my podcast, episode #60! My workouts are usually bodyweight or involve a couple of dumbbells or barbells. Being strong is a great feeling, but so is just movement. So, I don’t stress about being the strongest or the most fit because that’s not my goal. My goal is health and happiness, so my exercise and the way I move my body reflects that.
K: I was honored to be included in your Freedom Friday series. You brought up a fantastic topic where we defined freedom. What’s your definition?
M: What a great question! I don’t think anyone has ever asked me this before! I’m always the one asking this question! To me, freedom is not being tide down to the “shoulds” or any rules. It’s about letting go of what’s holding you back at the time and embracing what you need in that very moment. I found freedom in authenticity and self acceptance, which I think is very important to point out and include in my definition, as well.
(find my freedom friday feature HERE!
K: Lastly, how do we keep in touch with you on social media??
M: I would love to keep in touch with everyone!
You’ll find new blog posts on a weekly basis at megtherhn.com, new episodes of my podcast every Tuesday on iTunes by searching and subscribing to The Nourished Podcast, and also make sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter where my handle is @megtherhn! If you are interested in working with me one on one, I do have a couple of spots for new clients opening up soon, so email me at email@example.com if this is something that interests you!
are you a blogger (woohoo!!) are you a babe (of course you are!), comment below and share what you’re up to, or let me know of any bloggers you would love to hear from!