I often get asked what my life looks like as a Health Coach, so each month, I’ll be dedicating a post to what my schedule actually looks like. Sometimes I pinch myself that I created such an interesting, inspiring, flexible life for myself.
August 2016 was a whirlwind month for me. Here were a few of the highlights:
The month started off on a low note…someone close to me whom I love and care about moved out of the country, for good! That left me sad, but I powered through.
The first couple weeks I focused on editing the manuscript for my forthcoming book, The Real Food Grocery Guide.
On Saturday, August 13th, I got to pitch Oprah about Juicero, the organic cold-press juicer that is currently taking the country by storm. (She loved it 🙂 )
After I met Oprah, I went straight to the airport for a trip to Washington. I was feeling a bit run down, and wanted to get out of the city and relax in nature, so spent a few days outside of Seattle, by a waterfall.
Wilderness is a necessity / / I’ve always considered myself a city person, but lately I’ve been craving nature and mountains and rivers– it turns out, simply being in nature is a simple yet powerful way to boost your immune system, reduce stress hormone levels, lower blood pressure, and improve sleep. In fact, the Japanese have a word for it: shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing. There is a growing body of research supporting it as a powerful form of preventative medicine. One study I read found that a 2 hour walk in the forest over two days led to a 50% increase in natural killer cells, which are capable of killing viruses and tumor cells.
From there, on Thursday August 18th, I flew straight to Boston, then drove up to Salem, MA, where I was shooting the photos for my forthcoming book the Real Food Grocery Guide. (umm OMG I can’t believe it is already on Amazon, and will be sold everywhere books are sold.)
Salem is such a cool and creepy town, and I loved it. I spent an extra day there to explore, before heading back to New York.
The end of the month, I went to the US Open a few days. I absolutely love that they finally have some healthy options, like Juice Press, which has been a sponsor for the last few years.
A few fun articles that were published this month:
On PureWOW, I answered the question: Is Popcorn really Healthier than Pasta? and my monthly column on Ivanka Trump’s site was all about Meal Planning.
And that just about wrapped up my month. For more on what I do as a Health Coach, check out this post.
Maria Marlowe is a holistic nutrition and wellness coach who uses real food to help her clients improve their health, weight, and skin. She offers a 28-day healthy eating meal plan that teaches you how to batch cook, as well as one to clear up acne. Her most popular program is EatSLIM, a 10-week online group glass that guides participants to develop healthy eating habits that stick – and lose weight, boost their metabolism, improve their digestion, and quit sugar.
She writes healthy and delicious plant-based recipes for her popular blog. She is also the author of the #1 New Release on Amazon, The Real Food Grocery Guide, the most practical guide to selecting the healthiest foods, without going broke, which has been praised by Dr. Oz and InStyle magazines. You can find her on instagram @mariamarlowe.