Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed Up World

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Hello. My name is Pilar.

I’m a journalist, social explorer, podcaster, and self-proclaimed Healthy Deviant.

This site is a gathering place for my work, ideas, and projects in progress, most of which (including my forthcoming book, The Healthy Deviant) are about the art of being healthy in an unhealthy world.

Take a look around, and if you want to connect with me about interviews, speaking, or consulting projects (I specialize in helping organizations cultivate Healthy Deviance as a means of creating healthier cultures, happier business outcomes, lower healthcare costs, and more), shoot me an email. Or connect with me via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.



Kris Carr

Pilar is a wellness trailblazer. She's not afraid to ask the tough questions and share the brightest solutions. Her tireless work empowers us to care of ourselves, while also rising up and speaking up for the world around us. I'm proud to call her a friend and sister revolutionary.

-- Kris Carr
Mark Hyman, MD

First she created the best health and fitness magazine on the planet. Then she wrote a kick-ass manifesto and launched a brilliant mobile app. Pilar's work is life-changing, world-changing. I can't wait to see what she does next.

-- Mark Hyman, MD
Arianna Huffington

Pilar knows her stuff and walks her talk.

-- Arianna Huffington
Brian Johnson

Pilar is one of the most brilliant, inspired, grounded and wise people I know. I trust her and her wisdom completely.

-- Brian Johnson
Elena Brower

Pilar's intelligence is matched only by her commitment to being helpful and heartfelt on our path of healing. Her work in teaching others how to care for the body and live a better life has inspired my own.

-- Elena Brower
Frank Lipman, MD

Pilar is a rockstar in healthy living, a true revolutionary. I respect her work enormously.

-- Frank Lipman, MD