Interview

Intro to Ayurveda with Jill Talve

This week I am SO excited to share my interview with Jill Talve. Jill is a Clinical Ayurveda Specialist and Pancha Karma specialist. She is the owner/operator of EverVeda, an Ayurveda wellness center in Oyster Bay, NY.

At the beginning of this year I met with Jill and she gave me a full (three hour!) Ayurvedic assessment and ultimately helped me adopt a morning routine to help me boost my immune system and set me on a healing path. 

 
 

If you're unfamiliar with Ayurveda - this interview is a great place to get started. Jill offers an easy-to-digest definition of Ayurveda as well as three simple actions you can add to your morning routine to set you up for a successful day and a good nights sleep. 

We both emphasize this idea of adopting daily practices (whether they be in the morning or not) to serve as catalysts for other healthy choices. After you watch the video, leave a comment below and let me know, what is one daily practice you'll begin to implement? It could be something we've talked about, or something you make up on your own!

PS - if you're interested in grabbing a tongue scraper - pick one up here. 

 
 

Finding Balance, an Interview with Julie Starr

Like two [nutritionist] ships passing in the night, Julie and I have probably found ourselves in the same Yoga and Barre classes, and have even held the same nutrition coaching position, but at different times. We FINALLY had the chance to sit down together and I had to capture the moment, as Julie talks about finding balance in her life as a business owner (x2) and mom. 

Her tips are so REAL and easy to implement - it's a must watch for anybody looking for simple ways to implement healthier habits for themselves and their children. Make sure you watch the end of the video - where Julie reveals her "They're Just Like Us" moment - an indulgent moment that proves, nutritionists are people too :).

Let's get the conversation started in the comments below - let us know what your favorite way to teach your kids about healthy eating and nutrition!

 
 

You can find Julie at Starr Nutrition or Starr Yoga, or on Instagram (@starrnutrition + @starryogabos).

 
 

Why Walking is Better with a Dog

Over the last couple of years my fabulous mother has lost over 50 lbs by simply eating healthier and walking. No other fancy workout routines, just by adding more steps to her daily life. This is something I'm always trying to convince people of trying, but have always found hard to do myself. See, I like walking, but I always think it would be way more fun if I had a dog to make the walk more purposeful.  Unfortunately, my living situation (a tiny 350 sq/ft apt and long hours outside of the house) wouldn't serve a pup very well. But after losing our sweet, beloved family dog, Sammi this year - I've been exploring any way to make city living with a dog a reality. So when my friends Crissy and Charlie Saunders announced they were creating walkzee, an online platform connect people to shelter dogs - for walks - I knew I had to do whatever I could to make the vision a reality. More people walking, more dogs get fresh air, and more dogs being adopted! It's truly a win-win-win.

Watch my interview with Crissy and Charlie to see how they came up with the idea, and scroll down to see how you can make walkzee a reality.   

 There's about 2 weeks left of their Kickstarter Campaign, and they have about $8,000 to go - If they reach their goal, walkzee will be a reality by this summer (ahhh, summer)! Now if I had $8,000 I'd pledge it myself, but I don't. So here's how I'm going to sweeten the deal: aside from all of the attention and swag you'll get, I'm going to offer a free Your Health 101 session to anybody who pledges over $100 after watching this video. Just e-mail me at Jessi@JessiHaggerty.com after you donate to schedule your appointment.  

Pledge: bit.ly/walkzee

If you want to donate, but aren't able to - please share this message with your friends. Help us make Walkzee a reality!

Tweet: Pledge $100 to @Walkzee and get a #free Nutrition Consult with @JessiHaggertyRD bit.ly/walkzee. E-mail Jessi to schedule!