Episode #59: Simi Botic + Letting Go Of Perfectionism

April 25, 2018

It’s been a while since an episode has made me emotional. Maybe it’s the PMS but after listening back on the episode I found myself crying. It felt cathartic to let out some things I’ve been keeping in. I have today’s guest, Simi Botic to thank for that.

Simi is a health coach, author and speaker who helps women struggling with disordered eating, overexercise and other perfectionist tendencies learn to let go of control and accept and love yourself exactly as we are. Something I know I’m still working on everyday. Simi’s new book, Letting Go of Leo jumps head first into this topic through short stories based off of Simi’s own experiences growing up. The book really hit home for me. So much so I finished it in one night!

Episode #59 of the That's So Maven podcast with Holistic Health Coach Simi Botic.

Today on the show we’re digging into these perfectionist tendencies, talking about how they manifest differently and ways to embrace self-love, especially when life feels out of control

Here are a few other things we cover in today’s episode:

  • Simi’s story and her journey to self-acceptance
  • Rejection and how it can deeply affect our self-worth
  • The college transition and why it was so tough for both of us
  • The underlying root of disordered eating and exercise
  • Coming to terms with her eating disorder and binge eating disorder
  • Recovery and what that looked like for her
  • Perfectionist tendencies and how to let go of trying to control
  • How to block out the noise and listen to your body with so much external influence
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self.

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Episode #59 of the That's So Maven podcast with Holistic Health Coach Simi Botic.

What questions do you have for Simi? Do you consider yourself a perfectionist?


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  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 7:42 am

    This was such a wonderful podcast interview! I just re-listened to it, and it brought up a question that I would love to hear your perspective on:
    You mentioned that after years of restriction with food, it took you a while to learn how to tune into your body’s cues and cravings again and to truly be an intuitive eater. I am at the point now where I’m working towards that but still sometimes have a hard time tuning into what my body truly wants and needs. Do you have any advice on how to make that transition?

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