Ten Things For June: Cancer Prevention, Home Detox, Fighting Perfectionism

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Here’s this month’s list of ways to fight cancer with food, reinforce your resilience, detox your home, discover some vegan risotto, and lots more!  It’s another digital mash up of things that promote not just a healthy life but one well-lived. Some links are from my site, while others are just too good not to share. I do the research so you don’t have to! Enjoy and happy June!

P.S. My 7-Day Detox is live! To celebrate, use code SPRING2018 — and get $10 off!


1. Top Foods for Cancer Prevention

Last week I listened to the Food Revolution Summit. I love what John and Ocean Robbins (father and son) have created. A week filled with experts sharing knowledge on the healing powers of food, especially the top foods for cancer prevention. Read more

2. Yoga For Inner Piece: 7 Poses for Enoughness

This yoga sequence, created by renown yogi Colleen Saidman Yee, is accessible, grounding and energizing.  If you are someone who too often finds yourself focusing more on the end result (guilty!), this sequence is a great way to focus on the process. And the power of knowing on a deep level: I am enough. Check it out here.

3. Eight Tips to Help You Become More Resilient

Meg Jay is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Education at the University of Virginia (my alma mater) who knows a thing or two about resilience. Hint: it’s not something you’re born with. She describes it as more of a ‘heroic struggle’ — part of life’s journey. And, more importantly, that we need to recognize our strengths. Here’s the rest of her discussion.

4. 7 Reasons Your Should Eat Blueberries Every Day

Yes, there are a lot of superfoods out there now, but let’s not take these delicious little guys for granted. Packed with so much antioxidant goodness, and vitamins, they also boost vascular health and lower blood pressure. It’s the season, but always remember that frozen options are just as great! Find out more here!

5. Noise Reduction For Your Mind

Imagine two small silver disk-like objects — actually speakers — that fit into the palm of your hands. This is  the N.O.W. company’s meditative-style experience they call: Tone Therapy. The concept is to listen for 3 minutes twice per day. It’s for people who want a little variety with their meditation practice or perhaps for those who shy away from meditating because they think it’s too hard or don’t have enough time. Check them out here.

6. Kris Carr’s Vegan Risotto

I’m a big fan of Kris Carr. She’s inspiring, SO informative, and, on occasion, can really crack me up! Her recipes are a favorite of mine because she gets the fact that we all want better health… but not to have to labor endlessly in the kitchen. This recipe works! My only tweaks are that I use brown rice instead of farro,  add fresh or dried herbs like oregano or basil, and some Parmigiano Reggiano. I consider myself dairy-free, but the world is just too sad place without good parmigiano.  Vegan Risotto

7. Conscious Parenting

I’m a huge devotée of Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast. Here’s one that really hit home. Parenting is a beautiful, demanding, and humbling job. Dr. Tsabary dives deep into many topics but the one that is so breathtaking is how we need to let our children be and become who they need to be… not who/what we think would be best for them to be. Phew! It’s all about the journey, right? See Oprah’s interview

8. Is it Time to Detox Your Home?

Did you know the air inside our homes is 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is always looking out for ways to help us cut out harmful toxins in our food supply, beauty products, and also in our homes. Here’s a helpful list of guides, research, and steps we can take.

9. Michelle Obama on Women + Perfectionism

The always inspirational Michelle Obama spoke at the United State of Women Summit last month. Her words on women and perfectionism are worth a read.

10. Books on My List

This month’s book list includes Daniel and Tana Amen‘s book, “The Brain Warrior’s Way.” Daniel Amen’s extensive research and his work with thousands of patients help us connect the dots on how we have optimal brain health. Also on the list is Mark Hyman‘s, “Food: WTF Should I Eat?” How often I have heard that exact sentence working with clients! And, lastly, Stephen Hawking‘s “A Brief History of Time,” because it’s just been on “the list” for so long! Anyone interested in an online book-club, let me know!





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