The sequel–or some would say prequel–to The First Forty Days is born! Four years after that book arrived, establishing an important niche in postpartum care for mothers and selling, frankly, like hotcakes, its sibling has arrived. Awakening Fertility: The Essential Art of Preparing for Pregnancy brings the same spirit of loving guidance—stemming from ancestral traditions merged with modern considerations—to this pre-mothering phase. May it find the same heartfelt audience that F40D has done! Available now at Abrams Books.
Deep at work on a book that captures the wisdom, the laughter and tears, and the real talk of Ms Jada Pinkett Smith’s super popular Facebook show Red Table Talk for Dial Press. What a treasure chest of genuine, open-hearted and courageous sharing! I’m falling in love with this show and with Jada’s personal spirit and light–and totally vibing with her real hunger for self-awareness and growth. Such a special experience to sit with her and talk. She’s the real deal!
So thrilled that Grit & Grace, my project with musical legend Tim McGraw, debuted at the number two slot on the New York Times Best seller list. This book was so much fun to work on, brought together such a superb team of genuinely awesome folks (with Tim at the heart of it) and contains some seriously legit fitness advice that will help anyone from current couch potato to already active build and maintain a lifelong practice of functional fitness, long lasting mobility and strength. Check it out and let me know what you think!
UK tabloid The Sun may not always be the most reputable source, but in this case we’ll take it! The Duchess of Sussex has (apparently) called our postpartum book “her bible.” We’re thrilled she can help spread the message of dedicated maternal care wider! The article claims, “She was recommended this book, read it, and then sent it to Meghan who said it had become her ‘bible’ – she wants to adopt the key principles in as much as her royal status allows. Obviously she cannot shut herself off completely from the outside world but she and Prince Harry are in agreement that her visitors in the first two weeks will be family members only. Meghan is a deeply spiritual woman, and wants to use this precious time to fully bond with her child.” See the full tabloid piece here!
Just launched from Rodale Books: A brilliant collaboration I did with renowned healer and subtle medicine guru Dr. Linda Lancaster. Foreword by Terry Tempest Williams, testamonials by Robert Redford and others. Not a bad mix of legends in one book! Dr. L explains how to safely live in a polluted world, tending to your physical, mental, and emotional fields. Working on this book turned my brain inside out … please read it and change your mind about health and wellness too! For a quick glimpse, see the Look Inside feature here.
Super stoked to have helped icon of music, fittest-man-in-Nashville, and all around awesome guy Mr. Tim McGraw capture his health and fitness philosophy for HarperWave. He can inspire even the most entrenched couch potato to get after it and change their life! I learned a lot. Stay tuned for a November release.
Oscar-winning Freesolo director Jimmy Chin may not remember but he helped me any my husband meet. He also introduced me to modern Ayurvedic brand Hanah, which brings time-honored Ayurvedic supplement products to busy, stressed modern folks. I loved everything I tried when I wrote about them for The Purist, especially their superb Chyawanprash called Hanah One. This is a daily supertonic taken for all around support and wellbeing; it’s super carefully sourced and masterfully created from thirty herbs including aswaghanda and myriad other adaptogen and hormone-supporting plants swirled into super pure ghee, sesame, and raw honey, by silver-haired Kerala doctor Dr. Venugopal. (Who also graciously spoke to me for an hour on Thanksgiving night on Skype from India, chatting about preconception care for our sequel book to The First Forty Days.) You can take Hanah One from the spoon with warm water, or stir into a morning chai or coffee. Chyawanprash has always been a favorite product and I love how Hanah is bringing to a whole new audience! Read more in the magazine’s Winter issue here.
A brief look at the cell-scrambling effects of manmade radiation and the at-home steps that may help to mitigate it, for Winter issue of The Purist. What I do personally? a) Live fairly remotely b) Hardwire router & remove Smart Meter from house c) Wear a GIA biofield pendant d) Turn of Wifi on computer when writing e) Take weekly radiation-reducing sea salt and baking soda baths, outlined in my book collab Harmonic Healing.
Melinda Joy Miller of Shambhala Institute has cleared three of my homes, making them better places to live, and in one case, helping to clear the, ahem, entities that stood in the way of a property sale. She’s also a gem of a human—the sweetest, kindest energy worker, shamanic gardener, master of the invisible, and entity-chaser you’ll ever met. I was so happy to feature her work in The Purist; she’s the kind of expert you want to have on your Life Team.
For The Purist’s first issue of Summer ’18, I wrote about how Influencers both macro and micro are shifting the way we discover new products in beauty and wellness—and how the savviest ones are launching brands of their own. “To create a cult beauty product, follow this recipe: Identify an unaddressed but universal need. Formulate a single, multitasking product of clean, cruelty-free ingredients. Package it in a sexy, selfie-worthy tube, stir in an evocative, hashtag-earning logo (don’t name your brand after yourself—that’s so analog-era), then mix in your secret ingredient: a squadron of online influencers who, eager for compelling content about prestige products, will tell the internet about your beauty-boosting invention, for free.” To read the whole piece, click here.