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How self-care, health and fitness stem from self-love (or at least “self-like”)

In Conscious Beauty, Exercise and Fitness, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I posted a photo that my neighbor and friend took of me in my new swimsuit (my first item as a Prana influencer, and I just loved it) as I was headed off to the pool. It happened to be the night that my latest online course registration was ending, so I paired it with a reminder about that, along with a heartfelt sharing about what it means to me to “love your body.” (In essence, that I believe you can love yourself first, love yourself as action of treating yourself lovingly…which nourishes …

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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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Nourishment and self care when times are tough (or just look that way)

In Activism, Conscious Consumer, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis2 Comments

Many of us are wondering in these arguably dark and often confounding, complex times what we can do, how we can make a difference, how we can offer support, and how we can take care of ourselves / other people / the planet under current conditions. I have some thoughts. There are probably many things we can each do, that we will be called to do, certainly on more than one level. I have been thinking about what I’m currently doing for work + contribution—one of the main things—and how it relates to all this. At times recently, I wondered if …

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When someone who read your book at age 19 writes to you at age 40

In Conscious Consumer, Mind/Body/Spirit, Q&A by Robyn Landis0 Comments

I will try to introduce this dialogue as briefly as possible. I wrote this book BodyFueling in the 1990s. It came out in 1994, sold over 150,000 copies published by Warner Books, was reprinted in five countries.  Not millions of copies or a New York Times bestseller, but it made many regional bestseller lists and got some great reviews from major magazines and newspapers. Pretty good for a 25-year-old first-time author without an agent. I was quite young and so was the Internet, and there were no social platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and blogs …

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A Simple, Heartfelt Mini-Manifesto for a Healthy Happy Fit Fueled New Year

In Exercise and Fitness, Healthy Eating, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis1 Comment

  Try THIS in 2016: Banish the meaningless, diversionary, tired and unappealing words “weight loss” “thin” “slim” and “slender” from your vocabulary. Steadfastly ignore them when New Year’s headlines dribble and spew them. Dispense with “regimens.” Forget “sticking to” anything. That includes any “diet.” Eradicate these words and ideas. Boldly, resolutely, ebulliently. Instead, focus on eating and moving your body to feel amazing and to gift yourself with care. And sure, why not, to look good as well (but accept that “looking good” is not “thin” and no special number on a scale ever ensures it—please! “Thin” …

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Healthy Holiday Hacks: 18 Ways to Sail Through the Season Fit, Fueled, and Fulfilled

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

So we had Thanksgiving, and Christmas is right on its heels. The holiday season is in official full swing. And many people sense themselves about to descend (if they haven’t already!) into a haze of sugar, shopping, sleep deprivation and saturation—spending in every sense of the word. In spite of the potential for warmth, fun, giving, extra time with friends and family, and reflective celebration of the year nearing its end, too many people feel exhausted—by the extra demands on their time now, and the expectations surrounding gifts, food, and events. Even dedicated healthy-living buffs …

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Investing in your Body: How to See Yourself in Way that Makes Healthy Choices A Privilege, Not A Drag

In Exercise and Fitness, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Americans often seem to treat and think about the body as a thing, as if it’s separate from us and somehow should run by itself. We take it for granted. We don’t appreciate it. No mystery, then, that you don’t even know how it works or what it needs, or make it your business to find out. But to try to make your body beautiful, you’re willing to do unthinkable things to it. You’ll gladly run it out of gas all the time. To mistreat the body the way some do, you’d have to be …