Update On My Meditation Challenge

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Let’s celebrate the victories. In January, I decided that I was going to try to meditate daily. I’d love to be able to report back that I’ve been successful. But, in a sense, I have. Writing that made me far more mindful of whether I’m operating from my sympathetic nervous system, in a rush, anxious and breathless…

What I Love About Being 40+

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If you exercise, what’s your goal? Have you really thought about it? Have you given yourself a free pass to let exercise be “for fun”? Or is the idea of workouts being FUN something you don’t allow yourself? After all, it has the word “work” in it. I think of my time devoted to physical…

Pink smoothie still rocks my world. And keeps your gut healthy!

It’s my most-requested recipe, and it’s not even green! My hot pink breakfast smoothie is loaded with root vegetables. Don’t forget about those ROOT vegetables that have such great carotenoid antioxidants with many health benefits in your diet. A fun side effect is that they give you a slight wintertime “tan” if you eat enough…

My Thoughts on Managing 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…

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,…

Are you a “stress eater?” Here’s what I do about it!

Have you noticed that most people line up in two camps, when they’re under heavy stress: the people who don’t eat enough, and the people who overeat? Nikki, our operations manager, asked me recently to write on stress eating. She’s in the hot-seat in a major new venture we’re working on, and both she and…