On anxiety: There but for the grace of God go I.

overcoming anxiety

Do you struggle with anxiety, like I do? It’s my lifelong demon. I’m not sure I’d know what to do without it, though. I fear that without it, I wouldn’t be me. It’s my fuel, my food. Always lighting a fire under my butt to get stuff done, to try to get ahead. Staying one…

My Thoughts on Managing Stress

10 Ways to Reduce Stress

10 Ways to Reduce Stress Doesn’t stress have everything to do with your overall health? Stress—or our reaction to it—is as powerful as food is, in achieving a high-vibration life or a low-vibration life. Last year was possibly the most stressful year of my life. I wanted to share with you what I learned from it and the…

I’m an epic FAIL at Meditation!

It’s time to address this issue: for years, I’ve shamefully felt I’m a failure at meditation. It seems like a great thing to be “good” at. Especially for someone who does what I do for a living—Practicing a holistic lifestyle. Recently, I’ve turned a corner in my meditation. I want to share this with you…

I’m back from Switzerland, and I hope you come, next time

If you’ve been following GreenSmoothieGirl for a while, you might know that every 6 to 12 months, I go to my “home away from home,” the lovely Paracelsus al Ronc in the southern Swiss Alps. I discovered them on a research tour I did, for 3 ½ years, looking for where to send people who…

How You Stay Healthy in a Life Crisis

A longtime GSG reader came to my 12 Steps to Whole Foods class recently. (Which I’m teaching again on June 6. In Orem, Utah.) She’s just been hit with a double whammy—literally the two biggest life stressors there are, all at once. An unfaithful spouse and consequent divorce…and loss of a full-term baby. She’s depressed,…

Reflections on Life and Blogging….and my new lecture starting in September

Nikki at GSG has been going through 7.5 years of my blog, deleting old stuff and cleaning it up. She’ll text me something I said years ago that strikes her as funny, considering where I “live” now. She sends commentary about how she’s getting to know a previous version of me. Like Madonna, we reinvent…