Dallas Hartwig and Pilar Gerasimo launch The Living Experiment Podcast. (Photo: Jordan Ison)

My New Podcast Is Live!

  Hey, great news! The project I’ve been working on by dark of night for the past several months is officially launched! I’m very excited to announce that my brand new podcast, The Living Experiment (a collaboration with co-host Dallas Hartwig, co-founder of Whole30) was released just today. It’s all about how you can choose to be healthy in an unhealthy world, and about the daily choices and perspective shifts that make that both doable and inherently rewarding.You can get it on iTunes and on other popular audio platforms. Woo hoo! This podcast is one of the coolest, funnest things I’ve done in years (probably since I… read more

Healthy, Happy … and Disappearing Fast

  It’s a freaky question with an equally freaky answer: Not many. As the chart indicates, if you are healthy and flourishing — physically, mentally and emotionally — you are, statistically speaking, very much in the minority (almost certainly less than 20 percent, and arguably less than 3 percent — see below). Eek! You can get more of the official facts and statistics in my feature “Being Healthy Is a Revolutionary Act: Renegade Perspectives for Thriving in a Mixed Up World.” But the main thing you gotta know is that if you are not one of the lucky few represented by… read more

Look, Ma! No Ads (in Prevention Magazine)!

Rodale’s Prevention magazine recently announced that it will soon stop taking print ads and increase its cover price by a dollar to make up for lost ad revenue. This is a bold, exciting (and some might say crazy) move from a pioneer in the healthy-living space. It comes at time where higher levels of media integrity and independence are desperately needed. Readers want more authenticity and transparency. They need credible, objective information that actually helps them improve their health and happiness  (vs. just selling them new-and-improved stuff and entertaining them with fluffy listicles), and they rightly suspect that the increasingly blurred relationship between editorial… read more

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One App You Really Oughta Have

Somehow, while I wasn’t looking, the art team at Experience Life (chiefly, Lydia Anderson and Jane Meronuck) dreamed up this super-cool enhanced digital edition of the magazine for the iPad. The app-based digital edition has got everything the print edition of the magazine has, plus all sorts of other cool stuff, like bonus content, videos and animations, plus gobs of fun interactivity — stuff you can pull out, swipe over, click on and basically play with to your heart’s content. Experience Life has long been the best, most progressive health and fitness magazine available on the newsstand today, and now it’s the best, most progressive health and fitness magazine… read more