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How To Be A Healthy Deviant With Pilar Gerasimo

October 10, 2022

Do you refuse to go along with the status quo when it comes to your health? You just might be a healthy deviant! A healthy deviant is someone who defies societal norms in order to achieve a higher-than-average level of vitality and health. In this episode, you’ll learn why it’s beneficial and essential to be […]

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Do you refuse to go along with the status quo when it comes to your health? You just might be a healthy deviant! A healthy deviant is someone who defies societal norms in order to achieve a higher-than-average level of vitality and health. In this episode, you’ll learn why it’s beneficial and essential to be a healthy deviant and some small things you can do right away to prioritize your health.

About Pilar Gerasimo

Pilar Gerasimo is an award-winning health journalist and author of The Healthy Deviant: A Rule Breaker’s Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World. Widely hailed for her work as founding editor of Experience Life magazine, which today reaches more than three million people with each issue, Pilar has also served as top health editor for Huffington Post, and as visiting faculty for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Today, Pilar co-hosts a top-rated podcast called The Living Experiment, guest lectures at universities and world-renowned retreat centers, and consults for organizations committing to transforming health and happiness at work and around the globe.

Key Takeaways

  • The majority of people in our society are not healthy or happy
  • You are going to need to go against the grain of the “unhealthy default reality” to make the healthier choice for yourself
  • The “unhealthy default reality” blames you for your problems
  • A lot of the health solutions offered to you are quick fixes, don’t work at all, or are unsustainable from a depleted place
  • Ultradian rhythms are the changing rhythms of our bodies throughout the day
  • When you respond to your ultradian rhythms your body has a chance to recalibrate and rehabilitate
  • Healthy deviance is also healthy parenting
  • Adding a morning minutes practice can change the course of your day

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Thank you to the team Craig, Angela Stubbs, and Ashley Hiatt. Thank you to Benjamin Gould of Bell & Branch for your beautiful music.

Remember when you become psychologically flexible, you become free.

Episode Segments

  • [00:04] Are You A Healthy Deviant?
  • [01:07] About Pilar Gerasimo
  • [04:22] Diana’s Event: Costa Rica Retreat
  • [07:03] Statistics On The Unhealthy Norm
  • [09:10] The Unhealthy Deviant Reality
  • [11:44] Common Problems People Feel In the Unhealthy Default Reality
  • [15:29] The Rose In the Vineyard
  • [18:17] Pilar’s Hero’s Journey to Healthy Deviance
  • [24:35] Diana’s Upcoming Events
  • [25:18] It’s Not Our Fault
  • [26:49] Ultradian Rhythms
  • [29:47] Tracking Your Ultradian Rhythms
  • [36:46] How Do Preemptive Repair
  • [37:44] A Repertoire of Health Across Contexts
  • [44:20] How to Be a Healthy Deviant Parent
  • [49:21] Morning Minutes Practice
  • [53:05] Healthy Deviant Resources
  • [55:07] Diana’s Summary
  • [55:39] Your Daily Practice
  • [58:14] Connect With The Podcast

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