On the topic of changes, I know your inboxes and lives are busy. What I’ve heard from my clients and subscribers is that they want a better way to understand and digest the dizzying amount of health news.
So, I’m announcing Well Rounded, a bi-weekly summary of the top stories in physical and emotional health with an eye toward meaningful and sustainable change. We’ll examine the health news with an adult development theory lens putting root causes and the impact of societal structures on our health and behavior in context.
Here’s version 1.0, please share your thoughts and feedbacks by replying to this e-mail or connecting on social.
Self Help Snake Oil Another fallen guru and another reminder to trust yourself and your instincts instead of those who claim to have their answers to your problems. Tony Robbins is the latest self-help guru whose own shadow side —and ability and authority to help others—has been called into serious question. The multiple, corroborated #metoo allegations against Robbins as well as the concern for his handling of trauma victims by those in his inner circle reveal that Robbins and his methods were more a product of trite self-help parlor tricks perpetuating ingrained patriarchal societal conventions than personal breakthroughs. Many in the self-help world emulate his thinking, never realizing their training is incomplete and that their tactics often inappropriate. Reminder if a teacher or approach feels icky, trust yourself.
Soil and Some Good News In one of my favorite podcast episodes, Dr. Zach Bush gets to the root of what ails us: our soil quality. If you eat relatively well and aren’t getting the results you want, this episode will give you some answers. The good news is that regenerative and organic farming can help to improve soil quality and doing so for even one week can lower your body’s pesticide levels. Organic produce sales are at an all-time high lending hope that some progress is being made to reclaim our soil.
Regulators Regulating women’s bodies and fertility has been a hot topic of discussion with legislators revealing… they skipped health class. Male legislators attempting to regulate women’s reproductive rights revealed that they believe that the uterus connects to the intestines (it doesn’t) and that ectopic (i.e. tubal pregnancies) can be successfully “replanted” in the uterus (this is medically impossible).
With geniuses like this making policy for your body, you may be eager to take back control of your fertility. Latham Thomas has your back, discussing birth control choices that keeps the powers that be as far away from your body as possible. Discussing how to collapse the hormonal birth control power hierarchy she believes that, “hormonal birth control is not the future – getting intimate with your cycle & knowing when you are fertile is, so you can prevent or optimize pregnancy.”
It’s smoothie season here in the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s my go-to green smoothie recipe and how you can adapt it based on whatever is (going bad) in your fridge!
Insatiable podcast season 8 starts tomorrow. This season’s theme: consistency. This season is for you if you want to understand the root causes of inconsistency (hint: it’s not about willpower or discipline).
Want to pregame for this season? Take the Comfort Eating Quiz.This will help you to learn (and begin the process of breaking free from) the three stress eating patterns, an important initial step in understanding why you fall off track.
Is willpower necessary?
How to stay consistently healthy amidst overworking, overdoing and too many competing commitments is a hot, trending topic in the Insatiable community right now.
That’s why our June Mastermind will focus on breaking the “competing” pattern instead of thinking more willpower will solve our inconsistency problem. We’ll explore how and why overworking to “get ahead” with our weight and life causes us to fall off track with our health choices and how we break this pattern.
This is part of our summer focus in the community of working through the root causes of “falling off track.”
Not a member and want to join the discussion and this mastermind on Thursday, June 6?
To change and the possibility of new choices when change is done well…
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