Apr 29, 2021
Welcome back to another special
episode – this time welcoming my extraordinary guest and friend,
the best-selling author of “Ketotarian,” “The Inflammation
Spectrum,” and “Intuitive Fasting,” and the host of the new
podcast: The Art of Being Well, Dr. Will Cole. In today's episode,
we're joining forces to share and discuss his thoughts about the
backlash he suffered against his book, Intuitive Fasting, and how
he dealt with the criticism and harsh words he faced on social
media. Through the story of what happened, I talk to Dr. Cole about
what he has learned from the experience, and how we can deal with
criticism and taking accountability versus accepting shame, or
shaming, as any form of legitimate means for creating
Tune in as Dr. Cole speaks about
the importance of compassion and acceptance and for his top tips to
staying “in the arena” and delivering your best work and honest
message - no matter what.
In This Episode:
- [05:25] Dr. Cole talks about
the backlash he received from his book, “Intuitive Fasting,” and
how he achieved a place of real peace with and through the
- [08:15] Learn about what
Intuitive Fasting is, why it’s not restrictive, and how it can
inspire you to listen to your body.
- [12:20] Listen to the story of
how Dr. Cole came to thank the people that tried to silence him
because it just made his presence more firm and his reach
- [18:15] Dr. Cole and I help you
deconstruct how you can choose which feedback to take and which
feedback not to take.
- [24:15] Why you need to
be flexing your mindfulness muscles every single day, and a few
excellent ways to do so.
- Root yourself in your intention. To rise above
criticism, stay mindful and be gentle with yourself by recognizing
if your intention was not to harm and was truly
- Shame feels like rejection. Social media shame
feels like the possibility of collective rejection. You have to
learn to identify this feeling and stop it in its tracks. To do so,
first: go inward and realize that nothing crazy is going on.
That way, you can recognize that you will be okay and work through
the details from a calm place.
- Rely on a squad of people who have been in your
shoes and can lend you a much greater perspective.
- Find the perspective of gratitude to ground
yourself. Appreciation is like empathy: it dissolves the stinging
effect of shame.