In the past half-century or so, the average American lifespan has pushed out from sixty-plus years to eighty-plus. And yet, as a recent piece in The New Yorker described, the buzz in research circles is about radically extending longevity with hi-tech interventions using stem cells or gene therapies. If we’re not thinking about how we can live as long as possible, in good health, then we’re missing the boat.
Like so many women, I assumed that PMS was just something I had to live with. But I’ve learned so much since then, and I want to assure you that that isn’t true! There are so many things we can do to regulate hormone function and keep our bodies healthy.
In my practice, we talk a lot about cultivating the good habits that are foundational to creating a healthy and happy life: wholesome real food, restorative rest, movement, relaxation, protection from toxins and connection. But in the whirl of our fast-paced, over-scheduled lives, there is another element which is often overlooked – and that’s joy.
Good, tough, sweaty workouts are enriching, empowering, and if you want to achieve your physical peak, they’re also a must-do. But they’re not the be-all and end-all – and not everyone is built for, or has the time for, semi-pro levels of training.
To spark your creative side, and load your meals with color, flavor and nutrients to spare, we’ve come up with a list of quick and easy Perfect Plates to enjoy anytime you’re hungry, but not feeling super creative in the kitchen.