My Top 5 Health Lessons of the Year: HIIT, Blood Glucose, Divine Unrest and More!

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As I close out this year and look toward next year, I want to continue what was good and improve upon it. I have a vision of myself, fully expressed, beaming love and kindness to my family, friends, and community. But I started the year not in that state. So I took the vision of my future self, and … [Read more...]

Wholeness: Why the Photo Shoot for My New Book Cover Made Me Feel Complete (And What You All Said About It, Too!)

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We need more wholeness in the world, especially now. A recent photo shoot served as an important reminder. For me, the photo shoots never used to be about being whole. Instead, they used to be one part joy and one part do-I-look-fat-in-this-dress? Now I zip up the dress, stop staring in the mirror, and … [Read more...]

Worried About Holiday Weight Gain? Try These 3 Tips

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Women are often on edge about the bathroom scale between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Is there really any way to enjoy the holidays and avoid gaining weight? Hell, yes. This year, I’m going to clue you in on three—yes, just three—ways that you probably don’t know can help you stave off extra weight … [Read more...]

Five Healthy Gifts That Benefit Hormones

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We tend to let the holidays steer us away from healthiness. Yet the holidays are the perfect time to stay on track and share our commitment to health through the gifts we give. Sure, a gift of fiber powder may not say “happy holidays,” but I’ve found five gifts that help reset hormones and will still … [Read more...]

Three Fabulous Recipes for Fall

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When it comes to walking the talk on nutrition, the proof is on your plate. I love recipes. I want recipes for meals that are nutrient-packed, yet pleasurable. As we face the holidays, you can plan accordingly to eat so well that you’ll still feel virtuous and healthy come January.  Here are my … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: What Gratitude Does to Your Brain

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Dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin walk into a bar . . . No, I’m not going to torture you with a bad joke. Instead, I want to discuss about what gratitude does to the brain. Recent research findings are a call to action for a sense of thanksgiving every day, not just the fourth Thursday in … [Read more...]

Project Peanut Butter: Help Us Address Childhood Malnutrition with the Dutasi Documentary Project

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I’m grateful for your support of my work, online courses, and books, and want to devote this article to describe a mission that means so much to me. If you appreciate our work here at Gottfried Institute, I ask that you show your support by considering a small donation to Project Peanut Butter. What … [Read more...]

Green and Gorgeous: My Top 5 Beauty + Health Recommendations

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I believe that the best way to apply makeup is to make it look like you aren’t wearing any. I agree with One Direction: you’re all lovely and luscious enough already. You're turning heads when you walk through the door Don't need make up To cover up Being the way that you are is … [Read more...]

Book Club: Five Burning Questions with Bestselling Author Dani Shapiro

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I fell in love with Dani’s work when I read Devotion, a powerful memoir about being a mom, writer, and spiritual seeker. Dani was kind enough to let me interview her recently with my top 5 burning questions. In my obsessive consumption of every book she has written and every interview she has given, I … [Read more...]

Fabulous Fermented Foods: Take Your Health to the Next Level

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Most people know that a daily probiotic or the occasional yogurt is a good idea, but do they know why? And do they know the wealth of options that are out there when it comes to getting their daily dose of healthy bacteria? Here are some rock-solid reasons to add fabulous fermented foods to your … [Read more...]