August 3, 2021

Find Control in Creativity: Body Dysmorphia & Hair Hanging with Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling (unique, futuristic electronic violinist, songwriter and dancer) opens up about how seeking a sense of control developed into disordered eating and how honing her dancer’s physique affected her body image. She shares how the mindset she adopted through disordered eating manifested in other areas of her life, and how going through the motions gave her her power back. Mayim and Lindsey break down body dysmorphia, the feelings of isolation and unworthiness that stem from disordered eating, and the similarities these afflictions have with substance abuse. Lindsey shares her experience on the set of Dancing with the Stars and the Cirque du Soleil stunt she has finally been able to cross off her bucket list.

Mayim examines ways to regulate emotional eating, how to identify diet culture, and what healthy eating does to the brain in the latest installment of Ask Mayim Anything.

Theme Song Written, Produced, and Performed by Ed Robertson. Mixed by Kenny Luong.
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Lindsey Stirling

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Guest References

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I love to play the violin, dance, write music, edit videos, play dress up, and perform. So, I combined it all together and this is what happened.
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