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Building a private practice, intuitive eating nutrition counseling skills, and marketing strategies to grow a business are just a few of the topics that Jennifer McGurk covers on the Pursuing Private Practice podcast. Featuring many dietitians that have been through the ups and downs of growing their own private practice specializing in intuitive eating, Jennifer McGurk is all about sharing other’s stories to inspire YOU that you can do it too. If you want to make an impact on client’s lives ...
 
Time to stop obsessing over food, weight, diets, scales, exercise and start getting back to the basics of eating intuitively. Welcome to the Speaking of Hungry podcast! I'm Alison Barkman, a registered dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, and host of the Speaking of Hungry podcast. On this podcast I will offer both my personal and professional insight on ditching diets, ending disordered eating and provide tips on how to navigate the intuitive eating process. I’ll answer listener ...
 
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In today's episode of Get Intuit with Gila, I had Faigy Pollack come back on the show. I felt like this was a very important episode to do because so many people I know struggle with using food to cope with their emotions. Now, their really isn't anything inheritantly wrong with doing that, the problem is when that is our ONLY coping skill and we a…
 
Christine Dyan Thomson joins me on this episode of the podcast to get real about money mindset! The conversation is so needed. As dietitians, our field is made up of mostly women, and that can sometimes make the conversation around this topic feel extra charged. I feel like I’ve been talking about this topic with so many of you lately though, and t…
 
In today's episode of Get Intuit with Gila, I had the honor and privelahe of intervewiing Malkie Hirsch of KissTheKoshercook. I actually got to meet Malkie last year when we were interviewed on the same day by Naomi Nachman. Many times, when you meet someone in person who you kind of "know" from Instagram, you are surprised that they aren't as nice…
 
Happy Thanksgiving! This Thanksgiving I am asking you to ready yourself. No, you don't need to swap out your favorite Thanksgiving foods with "healthier" versions. You don't need to throw away all your leftovers immediately to be sure you don't eat too much. No, I'm not asking you to plan a post-Thanksgiving detox. Hell. No. I am asking you to give…
 
This episode is so inspirational for any of you that are wanting to start a business. Sammy walks us through the fear she felt at opening her own private practice and what she had to do to overcome these feelings. There are going to be ups and downs when you start your business, and Sammy talks through her process of expecting and preparing for thi…
 
In todays episode of Get INTUIT with Gila, I sit down to speak with Rivka Breuer. I felt like I had to have Rivka on this show because besides for her being an amazing Registered Dietitian, she is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. Now, this is a very much needed specialty in the field. But besides for that, Rivka's approach is unique because she …
 
Courtney Vickery joins us for this episode of the Pursuing Private Practice Podcast to have a real and honest conversation about how she got into the field of eating disorders. Courtney talks about her own eating disorder recovery and relates this to her ability to do challenging things in her business now. Courtney is new to private practice (alth…
 
In Today's episode of Get Intuit with Gila, I sit down with Nava Fox. We discuss really interesting topics including eating disorder/disorder eating and why it may arise in the orthodox, Jewish Community. Nava brought up ideas and reasons that I had never thought about and all the information she provides here can really help a person raise their f…
 
This conversation is SO NEEDED in the field of dietetics! Jessica Oswald joins me today to talk about being a multi-passionate business owner and wanting to serve two separate ideal clients. This means she will need to implement two separate marketing strategies and set up two separate sales funnels in her business. We talk rebelling against the “r…
 
In today's session of Get INTUIT with Gila, I sit down to talk to Basya Pessin. We explore how so much of what we experience throughout our lives is in our body. We only have one body in this life and it is the home for our soul. The body gives us signals all throughout our lives. This is connected to Intuitive Eating because we feel our hunger/ful…
 
Stephanie took a leap of faith and started her business this year. We have such a great conversation during this interview about her feelings around starting her own business, how she’s balancing working full time and running a business, and everything she has learned along the way. We talk a lot about having the courage to try new things and just …
 
In today's Episode of Get Intuit with Gila, I sit down with Aimee Baron. Aimee Baron MD, FAAP, is the founder and executive director of I Was Supposed to Have a Baby, a nonprofit organization that utilizes social media to support Jewish individuals and families as they are struggling to have a child. It provides a warm and nurturing space for those…
 
Do you buy the candy you hate for trick-or-treaters so you won't be tempted to eat it? Or do you have candy in the house and deny a craving by convincing yourself to eat something "healthier" like an apple or popcorn? Are you convinced you can't be around candy or you will eat the entire bag? This episode is all about what happens when we deny a cr…
 
This is such an awesome interview! Courtney Bellino joins me on this episode of the podcast to talk about where she’s at in her business: fully booked!! Courtney opened her private practice just six months ago, but she’s ready to scale! We talk through the process of growing a private practice through hiring a dietitian and/or virtual assistant. We…
 
In today’s episode of Get Intuit with Gila, I speak with Naomi Shulman. Naomi is a frum women who is open about her past struggle with a severe eating disorder as well as the mental health diagnoses of bipolar disorder. She has started an organization with Zahava List - Chazkeinu. This is a beautiful, amazing, very much needed organization for the …
 
Are you a type 1 diabetic balancing between managing your diabetes but also feeling food-deprived? Has your diabetes caused you to restrict foods that you eventually sneak or binge eat? Are you a parent of a type 1 diabetic and don't want your child to feel left out and deprived? I had a chat with Danielle Bublitz, a registered dietitian who works …
 
Kelly Neilson joins us on this episode of Pursuing Private Practice to talk about all things virtual private practice and online business. She started her own virtual private practice years ago before the COVID pandemic, but she shares a lot of valuable advice for those of you that are new to the virtual practice world. Kelly tells the story of how…
 
In today’s episode of Get Intuit with Gila, I speak with Jennifer McGurk. Jennifer McGurk is a fellow registered dietitian and certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Jennifer is definitely a leader in the nutrition/Intuitive Eating space. The traditional dietetics field is really outdated and people like Jennifer are bringing it up to date. Besides …
 
I was nervous to record this episode of the podcast for you, and I’m never nervous to record podcasts. I want to talk about money. Specifically why I charge the prices I charge in my business. I wouldn’t say I’ve been avoiding talking about this topic, but I haven’t purposefully come out and stated my feelings about money in business yet. Lately it…
 
Did you have bariatric surgery and want to change your diet mentality? Is it even possible to re-connect with hunger and fullness after bariatric surgery? These are just a few of the questions I had for Jessi Holden, a HAES-aligned dietitian working with bariatric surgery patients. Some say you can't be a "non-diet" dietitian AND work with both pre…
 
Many of you have told me that you are interested in starting an online business, or at least adding a virtual component to your practice. But many of you are just unsure of how to get started doing that. A less intimidating way to start to think of online business is just an extension of your current practice! There are so many different ways that …
 
I brought Shifra and Shloimy onto the podcast because I really want to instill in my listeners a geniune love of food. In today's world, food has become the enemy. Something to run away from. But food sustains us. Brings us together. Helps us bond. Food is beautiful. I wanted to hear how this couple came together to create something magnificent whi…
 
When we start our business, it is so common to think: No one is going to buy my stuff. It can feel so hard to talk about our doubts because social media is saturated with competing businesses posting about their successes and flashing their large numbers. Kourtney Johnson joined me for a very honest conversation today about the reality of starting …
 
In today's episode, I decided to go solo. I had so much more to say in my interview with Shevi Samet, and I always prefer to have conversations with other people but I felt like I had a lot to share on this topic. Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year, can feel really heavy to a lot of us. Perhaps, we were brought up in an age where fear was a powerfu…
 
How do you manage symptoms of gut troubles while trying to be intuitive and NOT deprive yourself? I'm kicking off Season 3 of the Speaking of Hungry podcast talking about our gut health!! In this episode I'm chatting with Beth Rosen, MS, RD, CDN, all about non-diet approaches to digestive issues and gastrointestinal (GI) health. We're talking about…
 
Today’s topic is so important, especially if you are newer to business. Jenna and I are discussing niching down in your business! We talk about the pros and cons of niching down and why it can be so hard to actually do. Jenna shares her own business plans and talks about approaching her business as an experiment to figure out what really resonates …
 
In today’s episode of Get Intuit with Gila, I have the privilege of speaking with Shevi Samit of @itsalearninglife. Shevi Samet teaches because she can't stop learning. An educator for 15 years and a student for even longer, Shevi is a high school and kallah teacher and mentor. Her style is very much reflective of her personality and her understand…
 
This episode of the Pursuing Private Practice is very different from any episode I’ve done before! I really enjoyed having this type of conversation and hope you find a lot of value in it too. Taylor Moser is the Operations Director here at Pursuing Private Practice! We talk about how we found each other, how our working relationship has evolved si…
 
In today's episode, I interview Shani Safier. Shani is a licensed massage therapist (full bio below). We had a really interesting conversation about different forms of self care. Physical touch can be such a powerful tool for healing, especially if this is your love language (https://www.5lovelanguages.com/). Massage can also be that quit, safe spa…
 
In today’s episode of Get Intuit with Gila, I speak with Jessica Tzur. Jessica has become a dear friend of mine. She is open about her struggle with anxiety and depression and has used this struggle to help and empower others. It is truly remarkable to see what she has done to remedy this illness. She used chesed in two ways. Number one - she has b…
 
Happy September! Today's episode was inspired by a fellow intuitive eating dietitian, Lauren Sharpe (@loandlemons) who posted on Instagram: "If you have to track every morsel of food you put in your mouth to maintain your weight, that is not a healthy weight for you." Lauren's post really resonated with me because I was DEFINITELY an obsessive food…
 
I’ve really been wanting to focus more on interviewing brand new dietitians, and it was so great to get Katy’s perspective! She is currently in her dietetic internship and is in the beginning stages of starting her own business. Katy’s dietetic internship has been very unique given the healthcare situation in the midst of the COVID pandemic. At one…
 
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