During college, Kyla struggled with her food choices. Her decision to restrict her diet led to binge eating. Kyla tells of a “low moment” standing in front of the freezer, eating her roommate’s Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. This was her “rock bottom.” During her journey to heal, she discovered her hurts were rooted in her childhood. This allowed her to sort through her “life truths,” and employ self compassion for healing. Eventually, she became a health coach, seeking to teach “food freedom” to others.
Why is self love important?
Self love is the most untapped resource. It is something we are not taught to utilize or understand.
What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?
All of my many, many years of conditioning, and patterns, and beliefs that I had held.
Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?
That would be my lovely health coach, Jamie Mendel.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
“The only way out is through.”
Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.
I love cooking for self care. The recipe blog I look at most often is Minimalist baker, which has interesting and creative food.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees through the desert for a thousand miles repenting. You only have to let your body love what it loves.”
What book are you reading right now?
Women, Food, and Desire, by Alexander Jamison.
What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?
Being a warrior for self love.
Kyla Sokoll-Ward is a food and body love coach on a mission to help women make peace with food so they can stop playing small and bring their gifts to the world. After years of beating herself up for her lack of "willpower" and abs, she decided it was time to change how she treats herself. She's here to help you find food freedom, embrace your body, and live in blissful self-love.