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I Set Myself A Health Goal And Actually Stuck To It. What Changed?

Shannon Harvey

371 days ago things weren’t pretty. I was an anxious insomniac and I never felt as though there was enough time in the day. There were also some troubling signs that my illness, which causes arthritic chronic pain and fatigue when I let my stress get out of control, was going to flare.It’s ironic that the final chapter in my book was called Lasting Change because the single most important change that I had made in order to live well despite my illness was the one that I had allowed to slip. My daily meditation and yoga practice had made... Read full article »


Can You Be Ambitious At Work And Still Look After Your Health?

Shannon Harvey

I sat across from my tanned, lean, sparkly-eyed friend and thought, whatever she’s on, I want some.This friend leads hundreds of people in the highly competitive, always-on, ever-innovating travel industry and in the last few years we’ve bonded over our shared struggles in dancing the work-life two-step. But when we caught up for breakfast this week, our conversation wasn’t about how to cook healthy family meals in a hurry, or swapping time-management book recommendations. None of that was relevant to my relaxed, smiling, untroubled friend as she sat eating her organic muesli without a care in the world. So what... Read full article »


Why I Don't Buy Into The Gluten-Free Craze

Shannon Harvey

It was a trip to the supermarket where junk food was masquerading as health food with a “gluten-free” label, it was the conversation with a woman who’s on a gluten-free diet to lose weight, it was the e-newsletter telling me that quitting gluten would help me to cure my autoimmune disease. This week I’ve reached peak “gluten-free” and although I’m wary, I’ve decided to wade in to the treacherous waters of this micro-nutrient diet-debate.As someone living with an autoimmune disease known as Sjogren's syndrome, I can tell you that I am very motivated to look after myself and explore any... Read full article »


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