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Wisdom of the Body

Jan 19, 2023

Heather Grzych interviews movement master, recovery advocate and author Steven Washington, on how people know they have an addiction or a negative habit, as well as what drives us to give something up, and then what it takes to make a person change. Heather and Steven discuss how to deal with some of the most common addictions like, drinking, drugs, sex, coffee, food, etc. And address why we get addicted to things in the first place, and the complicated relationship between addiction and creativity.

In this episode, Heather and Steven discuss:

  • What is necessary to truly give something up 
  • Where we feel powerful decisions in our body 
  • Why we get addicted to things that are bad for us in the first place 
  • Why pleasurable experiences are hard to give up 
  • How to overcome what you’re addicted to 
  • Why self care is critical for addicts 
  • Using substances to fuel creative endeavors, and what happens when you stop 
  • Addiction and creativity 
  • How our addictions help us understand the different parts of ourselves 
  • Why some drugs are like a wolf in sheep’s clothing 
  • Whether dance offers more range of motion than yoga and other movement practices 
  • The importance of space and expansiveness in healing 


Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she teaches the Regenerative Fertility Method to support future generations worldwide. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has been a consultant for doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide.  

Steven Washington is the author of Recovering You: Soul Care and Mindful Movement for Overcoming Addiction. As a former professional dancer who performed on Broadway in Disney’s The Lion King, his love of movement inspired him to become the highly acclaimed Qigong and Pilates teacher that he is today. Steven lives a joyful life of recovery and is passionate about helping others as they navigate towards health and happiness.     He offers Qigong, Pilates, Dance, Meditation, Laughter, and more through his website.  


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