Painful Periods? How to Reclaim Your Hormonal Health

If you live in the States, like me, you probably enjoyed a long weekend of food, drinks, friends, and fun!

My 4th of July was spent soaking up the sun at my family’s lake place. There was definitely some junk food and alcohol involved! ;)

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Did you know what you eat and drink has a huge impact on your hormones? So do your other habits such as exercise and how you handle your stress.

In fact, hormonal health expert, Nicole Jardim, says to think of your period like your monthly report card.

In episode #2 of my podcast, I sit down with Nicole to chat about how to reclaim your hormonal health.

If you’re struggling with painful periods, infertility, or menopause, you definitely don’t want to miss our conversation.

Nicole shares her personal struggles and how they became the catalyst for the work she does today. She’s passionate about being open to many different modalities to help heal the root cause of women’s health issues.

Not only does she know the immensely important role hormones play in women’s health, but she’s also a walking resource of simple tips to correct major problems.

Tune in and discover her secrets!

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Episode #11 – 7 Self-Defense Tips Every Woman Should Know

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Show Notes

  • “It’s all about the journey. I look at everything being very cyclical instead of linear.” -Jessica
  • “You miss all these opportunities when you’re wishing, ‘If only this.’” -Jessica
  • “Attaining lasting happiness requires that we enjoy the journey on our way toward a destination we deem valuable. Happiness, therefore, is not about making it to the peak of the mountain, nor is it about climbing aimlessly around the mountain: happiness is the experience of climbing toward the peak.” -Tal Ben-Shahar
  • “My definition of ‘true power’ stems from a core of self-compassion and sincerity and dedication to self-improvement. Allowing yourself to truly be yourself is, ultimately, the most powerful thing.” -Jessica
  • “Go slow to go fast.” -Joshua Rosenthal
  • “Art is not just visual painting, it can be music ,it can be dance, it can be movement, it can be anything. Tap into whatever is your fancy!” -Jessica
  • “Being able to sit with your own art is very powerful.” -Jessica
  • “One of my first martial arts instructors always said, ‘Trust your gut instinct. Your first instinct is the right instinct.’ I really carry that to this day. It’s very easy to have self-doubt because we’re our harshest critic.” -Jessica

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Jessica currently works at a non-profit agency that provides services to individuals impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. She is the Art Therapist and also serves as the sole, Children’s Advocate. Jessica strives to create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment that helps to provide a voice to survivors. Jessica works from an art and strength-based perspective and adapts her approaches to meet clients’ individual needs. By the use of art therapy, compassion, and her past experience, Jessica assists survivors in safely expressing and containing difficult feelings, coping with traumatic memories and triggers, and supporting emotional stabilization as well as a sense of safety.

Jessica was first introduced to art therapy while working as a volunteer at the University of Kentucky’s Children’s Hospital. The experiences she had with the children inspired her to pursue art therapy as a career. Children inspire her to take risks, color outside the lines, laugh more, find ways to play every day, incorporate sound effects in daily conversations, embrace messes, give more high-fives, and love deeply. Jessica views art as a powerful force that can literally save lives. It is an honor for her to share her passion with others and learn from others’ journeys.

Jessica enjoys exploring, learning, and trying new things. She has been active in martial arts for 23 years and is currently teaching a children’s martial arts class. Some of her other hobbies include: creating art, embracing yoga and Crossfit, gardening, and supporting friends in their own artistic endeavors. She lives in Milwaukee with her fiancé, John and their dog, Montecore.

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Annalicia Lynn is a writer, speaker, coach, podcaster, and founder of YogaAndPilatesOnline.com. She is a health & fitness contributor to CBS Minnesota News, Twin Cities Live, The Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, ELITE DAILY, GetHealthyU, and Cameron Diaz’s Body Book Blog. Through her Free 3-Day Gentle Jumpstart­, Yoga & Pilates Online Membership program, podcast, speaking, coaching, and writing, Annalicia helps women across the globe transcend the fears, doubts, and excuses blocking them from the fit, healthy lifestyles they desire. With 10+ years of teaching experience and a life’s journey of lessons to share, she guides others on their path to achieving the lives & bodies they’ve always wanted – on terms rooted in deep self-understanding and self-care.

 

 

Episode #10 – No Willpower Required With Taryn Mason

Recorded on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016.

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Show Notes

  • “I internalized that (message) as I had to be perfect if I was going to make it. I carried that with me for a very long time.” -Taryn
  • “I was burnt out by the time I was 25 from trying to prove myself.” -Taryn
  • “Doctors aren’t in my body. They’re super smart and there are so many reasons why we need doctors, but I needed to know my body.” -Taryn
  • “I wanted certainty before I took action.” -Taryn
  • “I hit a low point in my life and was like, ‘Something has to change.’ Normally when I would say that it would be a new diet on Monday or kicking myself in gear to go work out, but the beating myself up just wasn’t working anymore. So I made a commitment to myself to just love myself, unconditionally.” -Taryn
  • “The word ‘nice’ has the energy of I’m going to change to make you feel comfortable. I prefer the words ‘kind’ and ‘compassionate’.” -Taryn
  • “We are fully resourced in our heart.” -Taryn
  • “How are we suppose to know who we are if we don’t know our baseline, starting point of what it feels like to be ourselves without fear and without anxiety?” -Taryn
  • “It’s not about the food, but it’s not not about the food.” -Taryn
  • “If we start to either blame food for our problems or give food the credit for solving our problems, that’s giving energy away from ourselves.” -Taryn
  • “For me, my only goal is to be more me today than I was yesterday.” -Taryn
  • “We are here for a reason. What better goal than to figure out what that reason is and to really align with the fullness of who we are and that full potential?” -Taryn
  • “I so believe, down in my bones, that when we feel free to be ourselves, we heal ourselves.” -Taryn
  • “No willpower required when you’re doing something joyful.” -Taryn

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Taryn is a former engineer turned intuitive health & lifestyle coach who is passionate about all things energy, exploring the world inside and out, and living a joyful, adventurous life.  She believes taking care of your emotional and energetic bodies is the foundation for optimal health and cultivating the courage to be ourselves is the key to freedom. She lights up helping sensitive, ambitious women follow their inner compass to freedom and find relief from the pursuit of the perfect picture life they think they’re supposed to live to create the life they were born to live.

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Annalicia Lynn is a writer, speaker, coach, podcaster, and founder of YogaAndPilatesOnline.com. She is a health & fitness contributor to CBS Minnesota News, Twin Cities Live, The Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, ELITE DAILY, GetHealthyU, and Cameron Diaz’s Body Book Blog. Through her Free 3-Day Gentle Jumpstart­, Yoga & Pilates Online Membership program, podcast, speaking, coaching, and writing, Annalicia helps women across the globe transcend the fears, doubts, and excuses blocking them from the fit, healthy lifestyles they desire. With 10+ years of teaching experience and a life’s journey of lessons to share, she guides others on their path to achieving the lives & bodies they’ve always wanted – on terms rooted in deep self-understanding and self-care.

 

 

Screw Skinny. How to Set Better Health Goals

Sipping a dirty chai at a crowed café, I overheard a woman talking to her friend.

“Wow!” she said, scrolling through her Facebook feed, “It looks like Kelly has lost a ton of weight.” She added, in an inauthentic cheerful tone, ripe with jealousy, “Good for her!”

That short exchange stayed with me. I couldn’t help but wonder how Kelly had lost the weight. Was she going through a dark time? Was depression suppressing her appetite? Was she eating the same unhealthy food, but depriving herself of volume, constantly hungry? Was she binging and purging? Was her mind consumed with calories, anxious about what she would order out to dinner with friends?

All these were likely. Very likely.

It seems when we blindly praise skinny, we risk praising pain.

Why are we so quick to admire a result without knowing the cost? To fully honor an achievement, we must honor the path.

My hope for Kelly is that her weight loss was a natural byproduct of her healthier relationship with food, exercise, and her body. Wouldn’t it be lovely if she’s become more empowered around exercise, more in tune with her body’s messages, and more in touch with what food made her feel good?

I don’t know Kelly. I don’t know her journey. And so, it’s doesn’t feel helpful to say, “Good for her!” Instead, “Kelly, I hope you feel great and continue to feel better!”

A dear friend once told me about a study done on interactions between adults and young girls. I don’t remember the specifics of the findings. But I don’t need to. Why? I see the essence play out often. In fact, I notice my tendency to do it…greet young girls with compliments about their looks.

“You look so cute.”

“That’s a cute dress.”

“Cute hair!”

Don’t get me wrong, who doesn’t love being noticed for the beauty and radiance they’re emanating? However, pressure inevitably builds for bodily perfection when that’s the main thing you get noticed for, over and over again.

Now, I make it a practice to greet people with statements that let them know I’m happy to see them no matter what they look like.

“It’s great to see you! What’s been going on in your world?”

“It’s so nice to reconnect! Have you been reading any good books lately?”

“I’m so happy you’re here. You look like you feel great!”

I love this quote from Adele…

“I don’t want to be on the cover of Playboy or Vogue. I want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone or Q. I’m not a trend-setter. I’m a singer. I’d rather weigh a ton and make an amazing album than look like Nicole Richie and do a shit album. My aim in life has never been to be skinny.”

-Adele

In general, as a culture, why do we assume a main goal, for everyone, should be to be skinny? It’s madness!

Adele’s statement emanates profound clarity. It says, “I know what I value. I know what I’m passionate about. I’m happiest when I align my thought, word, and deed with my unique gifts and desires. It would be out of integrity to do otherwise.”

It’s not virtuous to beat yourself up in order to submit, without question, to default, cultural standards. Especially when those standards are saturated with dysfunction.

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

-Jiddu Krishnamurti

Instead, my wish for you is that you’ll give yourself permission to shift your health goals from focusing on how you look to focusing on how you feel.

This is what I’ve had to do. Otherwise, I probably would have quit teaching yoga and Pilates a long time ago. I was putting way too much pressure on myself to look a certain way. It was exhausting.

But then I realized…

If you’re skinny and exhausted, you’re exhausted.

If you’re skinny and uncomfortable, you’re uncomfortable.

If you’re skinny and insecure, you’re insecure.

If you’re skinny and neurotic, you’re neurotic.

If you’re skinny and stressed, you’re stressed.

My point? Feelings trump all.

It’s time to prioritize. It’s time to focus on what truly matters. It’s time to shift from dysfunction to function.

It’s time to set a new standard for young girls. Let’s assume the goal is inspired. Let’s assume the goal is kindness. Not skinny.

Are you with me?

xx!

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Back Pain? One Thing That Could Change Everything.

Chronic twinges? A nagging ache? Sleepless nights? Or, the worst, having to crawl to the bathroom?

At best, lower back pain is an annoyance. At worst, it can wreak true havoc on your life.

Do you assume this pain caused by issues in your lower back?

This can certainly be the case. Tight, weak lower back muscles can cause major problems. It’s definitely important to bring strength, blood flow, relief, and mobility to this area.

However, what you may not know about your lower back is that it often compensates for:

  • Tight hips
  • Weak or underutilized abs
  • Weak or underutilized booty
  • Improper posture

All these issues must be addressed in order for you back to stay healthy and pain-free.

A great place to start? One, very important postural adjustment.

It’s fancy name in yoga? Uddiyana Bandha.

“Bandha” simply means “lock”. “Uddiyana Bandha” is your “Abdominal Lock”. Or what I like to call your “Ribcage-to-Pelvic Lock”.

Before I knew about this lock, I threw out my back, multiple times, while doing yoga.

The first step to master this lock? Envision yourself growing a monkey tail.

No joke here. I’m dead serious…

Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Pull your imaginary (obviously) ;) monkey tail through your legs, then up towards your head.

Do you need a visual? Check out this recent television segment of mine. The monkey tail is discussed a few minutes in.

Find this lock when you’re standing in your everyday life and when you’re doing standing yoga poses. It will make a world of difference!

If you struggle with lower back pain and you need some help, click here and let me know what’s going on…that’s what I’m here for! ;)

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How to Look 10 Pounds Slimmer in Seconds

Awhile back, a research study concluded that putting a pencil between your teeth for a few minutes a day could make you feel happier.

Why on earth would this be the case? Because it causes “smiling muscles” to engage and your brain responds accordingly.

The takeaway? There is, most certainly, a connection between your physical choices and your emotional wellbeing.

The good news…

When you’re feeling less than stellar, making simple physical changes can help you feel better quickly…like, in seconds.

Practicing posture you’re proud of is one of the fastest ways to boost your confidence. Plus, it’ll make you look thinner, instantly, and aid in the alleviation of your chronic pain. (Lots of perks!)

Before yoga and Pilates, I used to have awful posture! For real.

Nowadays, my good posture something I get complimented on frequently.

In one of my recent television segments, I share my top 3 tips to transform your posture, 5 secrets to train your posture in your everyday life, and a couple yoga/Pilates exercises you can do on a stability ball to improve your posture.

Are yoga and Pilates among the best forms of exercise to tone up, slim down, and get more flexible? Yes, absolutely.

But they also deliver countless other benefits that you’ll begin noticing throughout your entire day, not just when you’re on your mat.

You’ll be sitting at your desk and you’ll realize you want to straighten up and hold yourself with strong posture. You’ll think, “Whaaat! Where did that come from?!”

You’ll be washing dishes, with your lower back beginning to bug you, and you’ll remember to support your back by engaging your abdominal muscles…you’ll feel a bit better.

You’ll realize deep breaths are necessary when things begin getting stressful at work.

Suddenly, you’re slimming down, toning up and feeling better throughout your entire day, even when you don’t have time to actually roll out your mat. (It’s awesome!)

You get so much bang for your buck when you do these forms of exercise consistently.

That’s why I created my Yoga & Pilates Online Membership program.

It’s a super-affordable, super-convenient way to access awesome yoga and Pilates workouts!

xx!

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Episode #9 – Elizabeth Ries on Guilt, Body Image & Self-Worth

Recorded on Monday, May 16th, 2016.

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Show Notes

  • “I just don’t think doing everything for everyone else should be such a wonderful attribute. If you’re doing everything for everyone else you’re not doing enough for yourself and I don’t think we should feel selfish about putting ourselves first.” -Elizabeth
  • “Another thing I give myself permission to do is outsource a lot of stuff. I have a sick amount of stuff shipped to my house because I would rather spend time making dinner than going to the store and buying diapers. So I pick the household tasks that give me the most happiness and fulfillment and I do those things and then other things, I get help with.” -Elizabeth
  • “When we give ourselves permission to decide, this is what I want to engage with and why and get help and support to do the other things…instead of trying to do it all, then our life becomes so much more joyful because our actions are aligned with our values.” -Annalicia
  • “You don’t have any idea how those little things will add up. And the reality all those little things, that’s your whole life.” -Elizabeth
  • The quote Annalicia mentioned: “Success is how you collect your minutes. You spend millions of minutes to reach one triumph, one moment, then you spend maybe a thousand minutes enjoying it. If you were unhappy through those millions of minutes, what good is the thousand minutes of triumph? It doesn’t equate. Life is made of small pleasures. Good eye contact over the breakfast table with your wife. A moment of touching a friend. Happiness is made of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. If you don’t have all of those zillions of tiny successes, the big ones don’t mean anything.” -Norman Lear
  • “Think about all those little things as being opportunities to really enjoy something.” -Elizabeth
  • “Food is another thing…feeling guilty about it is not an option. I hate the term guilt-free food.” -Elizabeth
  • “Feeling guilty, just in general, is not a beneficial feeling. It doesn’t make you do anything better. It only makes you feel worse about yourself which then makes it harder for you to do the next thing better. I think there’s no place for it. It doesn’t mean I don’t have it sometimes, but the more you can get rid of guilt the happier you can be.” -Elizabeth
  • “I used to be so obsessed around rules with food and numbers around exercise and then I’m like, ‘What is this all for?’ I’m really realizing how, as a culture, we think that everyone’s goal should be to be skinny. And we think to the route to that is guilt. I can’t but help think, what if our future generation, what if the default goal was kindness, toward self and others, and think about how much unnecessary stress that generation would avoid and how many cool things they could create if we assumed kindness was the goal instead of skinny.” -Annalicia
  • “Overall, I think most people need to do is just give themselves a break. So much of people being upset at others and lashing out at others is coming from how they feel about themselves.” -Elizabeth
  • “As soon as you give your self-worth to somebody else, it’s gone.” -Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Ries is a television and radio personality in the Twin Cities. She’s the co-host of Twin Cities Live, airing weekdays at 3 p.m. on KSTP. She also delivers daily pop culture updates called “Dirt Alerts” on myTalk 107.1. She is married and the new mother of a baby girl. Elizabeth is passionate about health, wellness and real food. She’s an urban farmer who loves gardening, raising chickens and analyzing compost.

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Annalicia Lynn is a writer, speaker, coach, podcaster, and founder of YogaAndPilatesOnline.com. She is a health & fitness contributor to CBS Minnesota News, Twin Cities Live, The Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, ELITE DAILY, GetHealthyU, and Cameron Diaz’s Body Book Blog. Through her Free 3-Day Gentle Jumpstart­, Yoga & Pilates Online Membership program, podcast, speaking, coaching, and writing, Annalicia helps women across the globe transcend the fears, doubts, and excuses blocking them from the fit, healthy lifestyles they desire. With 10+ years of teaching experience and a life’s journey of lessons to share, she guides others on their path to achieving the lives & bodies they’ve always wanted – on terms rooted in deep self-understanding and self-care.

 

 

Episode #8 – Stacie Hassing & Nourishing With No Rules

Recorded on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016.

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Show Notes

  • “What I’m most passionate about is not only creating these delicious and simple recipes, but also really helping women, especially, find peace with food and find what works for them because I believe that there’s not one single approach to nutrition and diet that works for everyone. What makes you feel your best? Not your mom or you best friend.” -Stacie
  • “What fuels your friend’s body might not be what fuels your body.” -Annalicia
  • “I think that’s what food should be about, it should aid us in feeling good. When we have a relationship with food like that, then it’s a really beautiful relationship. When food becomes about all the other things, like calorie counting, it’s really hard to hard to have a beautiful, synergistic relationship with it. So, Stacie, I love that you bring it all down to your feelings.” -Annalicia
  • “There were so many numbers that I forgot the soul purpose of food was nourishing our bodies to get the nutrients we need so that we can have the energy to live life to our fullest.” -Stacie
  • “Food doesn’t have to be about weight.” -Annalicia
  • Stacie encourages you to start a food journal, not to track calories, but to increase your awareness of how you feel when you eat certain things.
  • She makes reading food labels easy. The only thing you need to look at on boxes, she says (and I totally agree), are the ingredients.
  • “Part of my definition of ‘healthy’ is not being ‘healthy’ all the time.” -Annalicia
  • Stacie weighs in on Bulletproof coffee.
  • She says, “In the end it’s not about a specific diet to follow. It’s all about balanced nutrition.” She goes on to give great tips for how to avoid confusion and keep nutrition simple.
  • “I always encourage people to ask themselves, ‘How is the food that I’m about to eat going to nourish and fuel my body from the inside, out?’” -Stacie

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Stacie Hassing is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from Minnesota and co-founder of SimplyNourishedRecipes.com, a website and blog she shares simple and healthy gluten-free & paleo-friendly recipes as well as nutrition tips and tidbits. Stacie also is a meal planning expert and works with fitness professional by creating meal plans to compliment their programs.

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Annalicia Lynn is a writer, speaker, coach, podcaster, and founder of YogaAndPilatesOnline.com. She is a health & fitness contributor to CBS Minnesota News, Twin Cities Live, The Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, ELITE DAILY, GetHealthyU, and Cameron Diaz’s Body Book Blog. Through her Free 3-Day Gentle Jumpstart­, Yoga & Pilates Online Membership program, podcast, speaking, coaching, and writing, Annalicia helps women across the globe transcend the fears, doubts, and excuses blocking them from the fit, healthy lifestyles they desire. With 10+ years of teaching experience and a life’s journey of lessons to share, she guides others on their path to achieving the lives & bodies they’ve always wanted – on terms rooted in deep self-understanding and self-care.

 

 

Episode #7 – One Small Step Can Change Your Life With Jadah Sellner

Recorded on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.

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Show Notes

  • “I was in a really miserable, depressed state of feeling like I didn’t have any control of what was going on in my life and I was in a shared kitchen so I didn’t have control of the food coming into the house for my own body or my daughter’s body. Then I was introduced to green smoothies and it transformed my life, but I had no idea what the ripple effect of that transformation would be.” -Jadah
  • Jadah used green smoothies to kick start 27 pounds of weight loss in three months. A year later her and her friend, Jen, started a Simple Green Smoothies Instagram account to empower others to eat healthier.
  • We chat about the power of transforming your life and health through baby steps.
  • “I think that’s the big thing, committing to one simple habit and allowing that to be the domino effect of everything else.” -Jadah
  • “We’re not the first people to share green smoothies, but we wanted to make it young, hip, vibrant, and also easy to consume. We really wanted to take the guess work out of being healthy and also make it taste good!” -Jadah
  • “We’re real moms and so we don’t want to be starving, we don’t want to be ‘hangry’, where we’re hungry and angry, and loosing it with our kids and with our husbands. So, we’re very intentional with the type of products and recipes that we create for our community.” -Jadah
  • “We need to enjoy the journey getting to that end-game result we’re trying to get to.” -Jadah
  • “Attaining lasting happiness requires that we enjoy the journey on our way toward a destination we deem valuable. Happiness, therefore, is not about making it to the peak of the mountain, nor is it about climbing aimlessly around the mountain: happiness is the experience of climbing toward the peak.” -Tal Ben-Shahar
  • “Start your day with easy wins.” -Jadah
  • Jadah shares the three easy things she does each morning to get her day off to a great start.
  • “Schedule your self-care like a doctor’s appointment. My yoga is a non-negotiable.” -Jadah
  • “Give yourself permission to dream and allow your dreams to expand and shift and change, as you do. I think giving yourself permission to have your head in the clouds is totally health and makes me so happy.” -Jadah
  • “Health is a vehicle, not a destination.” -Joshua Rosenthal
  • Jadah answers the question, “What if I don’t like leafy greens?” and suggests her Beginner’s Luck green smoothie recipe.
  • Take a peak at Jadah’s Blender Guide.
  • Jadah shares great tips on how to make green smoothies sweeter/kid-friendly. For more check out her Green Smoothie Kids Corner.
  • She also shares some “green-smoothie hacks”. Like, what to do when you make a gross green smoothie and you can’t bring yourself to drink it, but you don’t want to waste it.

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Jadah Sellner is an author, international keynote speaker, poet, and the co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies –– the #1 green smoothie online resource. She and her friend, Jen Hansard, host the wildly popular (and free) 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge at SimpleGreenSmoothies.com. Their “healthy obsession” with green smoothies has become a global movement where over one million people have embraced this simple and healthy habit.

In 2009, Jadah became an entrepreneur and now helps creatives, bloggers, and small business owners build communities with love, impact, and world-changing ideas at JadahSellner.com.

When Jadah’s not blending spinach, you can catch her reading Shel Silverstein poems at the dinner table, having epic dance parties, and helping dreamers change the world. Jadah lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, George, daughter Zoe, and their little “chiweenie” dog, Clementine.

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Annalicia Lynn is a writer, speaker, coach, podcaster, and founder of YogaAndPilatesOnline.com. She is a health & fitness contributor to CBS Minnesota News, Twin Cities Live, The Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, ELITE DAILY, GetHealthyU, and Cameron Diaz’s Body Book Blog. Through her Free 3-Day Gentle Jumpstart­, Yoga & Pilates Online Membership program, podcast, speaking, coaching, and writing, Annalicia helps women across the globe transcend the fears, doubts, and excuses blocking them from the fit, healthy lifestyles they desire. With 10+ years of teaching experience and a life’s journey of lessons to share, she guides others on their path to achieving the lives & bodies they’ve always wanted – on terms rooted in deep self-understanding and self-care.