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.