Looking Myself In the Face

posted by Pilar Gerasimo 04/25/2014 2 Comments

If you subscribe to Experience Life magazine, you have probably seen my face show up in your mailbox or on your doorstep recently. Thanks for taking me in!

I’m really honored (and maybe just a little freaked out) to be featured on the cover of this unusual magazine I started way back in 2001 (an amazing collaboration with Life Time, The Healthy Way of Life Company).

While playing cover girl is not something I intend to do often (I don’t know how Oprah Winfrey does it; I swear, one cover shoot was anxiety-provoking enough for me!), it does feel profoundly satisfying to have done it. It feels like the completion of one cycle and the beginning of another. I guess this issue’s “Grow” theme pretty much says it all. Whew!

Inside this May 2014 issue, there’s a lovely profile piece by Maggie Fazeli Fard that announces my return to the magazine in a new role and also explains why I started the magazine in the first place (check out the video below for more on that).

This issue also features my new “Revolutionary Acts” column (which I’m super excited about). The column, which got its start as an idea for my Huffington Post blog, will now appear regularly in Experience Life. (I’ll share it on HuffPo, too, of course, assuming they dig it).

The gist of the column: I’ll be working my way through all 101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy, sharing my thoughts on what each “way” means to me, and my sense of how it can be done in real life, obstacles be darned.

Oh, speaking of real life, I also love this little Behind the Scenes video the Experience Life team put together with help from our partner Andrew Putschoegl of Ninja Goldfish.

It documents the cover-shoot fun and tells some of the magazine’s story. Plus you get a glimpse of our wonderful crew, including our talented creative director, Lydia Anderson, and our kick-butt photographer, Kwaku Alston.

Hope you enjoy the profile, the column, and the whole issue!

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renee peters 04/27/2014 at 4:39 pm

Hey Pilar! For being camera shy, you sure rocked your photo shoot! I was elated to hear of your return as many of the stories in the Experience Life Magazine were (seriously) life changing and inline with my own beliefs.


Mark 04/27/2014 at 5:45 pm

Thanks for being so dang inspirational….keep it up…go Pilar!


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