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Blueberry Shortcake Smoothie with Benefits

In Food, Health, Herbs and Botanicals, Recipe by Robyn Landis0 Comments

This Blueberry Shortcake Smoothie is actually more aptly titled Blueberry Shortcake Sneaky Shatavari Smoothie—but I didn’t want to scare you off. 😉 You don’t HAVE to add the shatavari or other herbs (then it’s just a tasty blueberry smoothie!), but I devised this blend specifically to get some of my daily shatavari in without being the wiser, smoothie-flavor-wise. Stealthily slipping herbal/botanical and bioactive additions into my smoothies for added benefits without ruining the delicious smoothie refreshment is a specialty of mine. I’m always perfecting blends that can handle a significant amount of medicinal stuff without …

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5 delicious, energizing, soothing adaptogenic cocoa recipes from a health coach-fitness trainer-herbalist

In Food, Health, Healthy Eating, Recipe, Uncategorized by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Think cocoa is for winter only? Think again!  Sure, it’s most appealing to face into a steamy cup when it’s frosty outside. But a rich, deep cocoa drink is so satisfying year round. And while in Arizona now I do tend to switch from cocoa to smoothies by late spring, when I lived in Seattle a hot cup of cocoa was pretty much welcome year round! As a “joyful nourishment instigator” (integrative health coach, fitness trainer, fitness nutrition specialist, Ayurvedic herbal advisor and motivation specialist), one of my specialties is inspiring people to LOVE fueling …

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Why “thin” is utterly meaningless—and a juicier, healthier goal to consider

In Conscious Beauty, Health, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis0 Comments

REFLECTIONS ON THE NONSENSE OF “THIN”—AND THE JOYS OF TRUE WELL-BEING, FREEDOM, AND BEING AWAKE… I love and treasure my body, my self and my life. I am grateful and I am happy. I am aware, awake and alive. I am passionate about this. Not all of this came easily or early, but it is real, true, and joyful—and utterly possible for you, too.  I am not happy because I am “thin.” I am not thin, because there is no such thing. That’s a generic subjective word that doesn’t refer to anything of substance or …

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The Weight Is Over: Shattering the Costly Illogic of “Weight” Loss

In Health, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis0 Comments

What is ‘”Weight” Anyway? A Thoughtless Euphemism Prevents us Solving a Painful, Billion-Dollar Health Issue “Weight” and “fat” are not the same thing, whatsoever. They are almost universally used interchangeably, but they are not interchangeable, and mountains of pain lie that way. What we weigh is irrelevant to how we look or feel—or anything. And that innocent/ignorant sloppy conflation, that imprecision, is actually costing us, a LOT, because what we do to change that number isn’t necessarily the same as what we can do to get healthy, fit, strong or lean. Tons of poor health …

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Is this ONE THING keeping you from the energy and body you want?

In Health, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Gotcha! 🙂 How many headlines and emails subject lines like that do you see every day? Tons, I bet. They’re almost irresistible to open, aren’t they? You just have to know what the latest “one thing” is. Because of how seductive that is, I go against the grain a little when I exhort that it’s never just one thing. (I’ve never been one to go with the grain. 😉 ) Instead, I coach and train so that that integral pillars are put firmly in place FIRST. From there, we can (and do!) optimize. I approach …

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Why I see YOU as an athlete—and why it matters

In Health, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Do you think athletes are other people? Believe me, I understand. In fact, as reasonably athletic as I consider myself now, I wasn’t always. I definitely grew up thinking an athlete was a certain kind of person—definitely not me. As a chubby, unathletic grade-schooler, I was picked last for every team, and often beaten up after school (for reals—this was New York). I was clumsy and awkward. I was scared of sports till I was in my 20s. But not only did I come to love movement and sports specifically as part of a healthy, happy life—I …

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Want your skin to age well? YOU age well.

In Conscious Beauty, Health, Uncategorized by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Skin reflects health. People often compliment me on my skin (thanks! so sweet! 🙂 ), and it’s one reason (among a good handful) that I am often thought to be younger than I am. People also ask how. Well, it’s not one product or one thing I do. (It never is.) Everything that works about my health, fitness or vitality is because of EVERYTHING I do. Everything affects everything, which is why I never say “do this one thing,” and instead focus on the interplay between all the vital basics—and establishing that first. It’s the …

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What we believe about Joyful Nourishment: a movement and a manifesto

In Activism, Health, Uncategorized by Robyn Landis2 Comments

Do you believe what I believe (about healthy, joyful nourished living?) If you do, you might actually be part of a movement! There are many possible definitions of “tribe.” But recently I heard a definition of  “tribe” that really sparked something for me. Apparently it comes from British/American author and motivational speaker Simon O. Sinek who wrote Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.    This particular definition describes your tribe as people who believe what you believe. I LOVE that! She said that a clear set of beliefs is like “the spine …

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Smart Summer Snacks—Cool, Quick, On The Go!

In Health, Healthy Eating by Robyn Landis0 Comments

With the weather heated up and many of us spending more time active outdoors—and planning summer travel—it’s a great time to put a little thought into making sure you’re prepped to be well-fueled wherever you go! Whether you’re road-tripping, flying off to visit friends and family, backpacking, hiking/biking, or just headed to the pool, it’s important to be conscious of including snacks among your essentials. If you value your health and energy, you don’t want to be at the mercy of an airline meal, a roadside fast-food joint, or a concession stand. Worse, you don’t …

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What’s Weight Got to Do With It? Why “Weight Loss” is a Diversionary Goal

In Health, Healthy Eating by Robyn Landis3 Comments

  Watch your words—and stop conflating “lose weight” with “eating healthy.” It matters—in a whole bunch of ways. Updated and adapted from Bodyfueling by Robyn Landis; revised version due 2018 (https://igg.me/at/get-NOURISHED-the-book/9304232) Body weight is irrelevant. The pursuit of losing it, gaining it, maintaining it or otherwise manipulating or measuring it is utterly disconnected from a healthy, fit, nourished life. The non-thinking, mostly unchallenged idea that it’s connected is leading the vast majority astray. The use of weight to define, determine, and measure health and fitness is one piece of what I call “diet thinking.” I defined …