Do you have the guts to do what it takes to live your best life? I’m not talking figuratively here -- I mean literally -- are your bowels in order?
80% of our immune system is housed within our gut. EIGHTY PERCENT!! Or if you prefer your information delivered to you pinkies up...the gastrointestinal system plays a key role in the complex mechanisms of immunoregulation.
So if your gut health is compromised it’s pretty safe to assume that you aren’t feeling your best. And if you aren’t feeling your best how are you suppose to enjoy the quality of your life or be the top performer at your job?
When working with my clients I usually start by investigating their digestive track before moving on to other areas of their life. And not just because I still have the humor of a 6 year old -- fart...
Probably around the same time the adage “no pain no gain” came out and acid washed jeans were a good call. Both have never worked for me, and here’s why.
The less I do the more gets done.
Shouldn't it be the other way around? I mean that’s what we’re taught right?
I had a major aha moment in a private jet at 30,000 feet.
The manager for a platinum selling artist was telling me the secrets to being successful - work hard, do everything you can to outshine everyone else, trust no one….the regular stuff. Ok, I thought.
BUT THEN IT HIT ME - this guy is super stressed out all the time! He doesn’t see his family for weeks or months at a time, is being screamed at by spoiled celebs and even picks out his daily outfit based on how his clients want him to dress, n...
You know that feeling of excitement you get when you start a new job, decide to pick-up a new hobby or start dating someone for the first time?You can’t stop telling everyone about it and you invest a lot of money into a new wardrobe or supplies.
You feel fueled by a new found love for life only to find that after a few months you’ve come crashing down from your high, completely unmotivated to continue on.
This is called the dip. The crash. The “now what the hell do I do?”.
Seth Godin coined the term "The Dip" in his New York Times bestseller of the same name. It resonated so deeply with me that I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.
The dip is the point where you are faced with a tough decision -- quit entirely or forge ahead to higher, more stable, more successful ground.
Click here for the kick-ass Smoothie Sabotage Infographic.
You’ll find me backstage, stepping over groupies on the tour bus to whip up our gangsta juice (what we call our power smoothies) before my clients go on stage in sold-out stadiums around the world. Trust me, when touring the globe you need extra special nutrients to stay on top.
But truthfully, don’t we all just want to stay on top of our game?
So It breaks my heart when good people, trying their best to up their health, get duped. I’ve seen it happen to my friends and co-workers again and again - I call it smoothie sabotage!
We’ve been told to eat more fruit and veggies, so many of us whip up a smoothie because it’s easy and tastes great - thinking we are helping ourselves out - when really, we are secretly sabotaging...
Do you have a problem with the b-word? I'm talking boundaries!
I’m sitting at the red leather lunch counter on the world tour bus I called home that spring and summer, when T-streets, a rapper from New Orleans with contrasting neck tattoos and gold chains, turns to me and says “Kaahhlee” with his southern accent holding onto the “ahhh” part for a while- “You from France or somewhere?”.
Hmm, when this happened 4 years ago I had never even been to France. “No, I responded. What made you ask that?”
“Cause, you’re so nice, people been talking about you backstage and we all figured you must be from one of those happier countries.”
“Nope, I’m home grown”.
I smiled because people thought I was nice, and then I smiled again because that was only half the story.
“Go F yourself!” I say out loud, alone in my living room, having just hung up from a call with my (now former) gastroenterologist. “The results came back from your endoscopy,” had been his opening line. If you’ve never had the pleasure of having an endoscopy it’s a fantastic experience. They sedate you into a mindless slumber with a magical, magical gas. I woke up so high on life and tragically confused that I demanded the nurse give me a hug—I was convinced she was my then-roommate. Once you’re slightly more coherent, they sit you up and give you all the Oreos you could ask for. Yes Oreos, even when you’re there to be tested for Celiac Disease (a condition where your body cannot digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye . . . and definitely Oreos)...