About your Book:
“Lynne Goldberg’s life story is an example of the remarkable power of nutrition and meditation to transform not only our bodies on a cellular level but also our thoughts on an emotional and spiritual level. Her personal odyssey demonstrates that when you change what you eat, you can change who you are.” – Antonia Demas, PhD; president, Food Studies Institute; visiting scholar, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; clinical assistant professor, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
After a particularly rough couple of years during which she got divorced and lost twin baby girls, her career, and her loving and supportive mother, Lynne Goldberg had hit rock bottom. With nowhere to go but up, she set out on a path to start over and rebuild her life from the ground up. Using the simple tools discussed in this book, she regained her lust for life. Now a certified meditation teacher, certified plant-based diet educator and Tony Robbins holistic lifestyle coach, Lynne helps people de-stress, find peace and rediscover their bliss. Are you ready to start loving your life again? Start reading to begin your journey.
Targeted Age Group: all ages
The Book Excerpt:
Get Balanced, Get Blissed: Nourishment for the Body, Mind and Soul
By Lynne Goldberg
I couldn’t stand feeling so helpless as I watched someone I loved suffer. I also hated how confusing all the health advice was. People claimed that if we just stopped eating fat, carbs and whatever else was unfashionable at the time, we would be ok. I heard meditation was healthy too, but I didn’t know why. So of course, I didn’t really believe it.
As I dealt with my own issues of infertility, I can’t tell you how many times people told me if I would just relax, that it would work out—that my stress was causing my body to prevent conception.
So much advice, but so few facts. I had heard about holistic health, but I didn’t really know what it meant. What was this mind-body-soul thing that people were talking about? And what did I care about the environment as long as my own were safe and taken care of? Selfish, yes, but that’s how I really thought at the time. What did I understand about the importance of relationships and how they affect your health?
My mom and I were both out of balance in our lives. She had used food as a way to soothe herself. I used work to escape. She over-ate to the point that she became obese. I jumped on and off planes to escape from whatever I didn’t want to face. A meal for me was a Snickers bar or some crackers with half a bottle of wine, grabbed in a hurry from an airport kiosk. As long as I kept myself busy, I could keep from really feeling.
But contrary to how it may feel at times, humans are designed to be in balance. Our bodies naturally and intuitively seek homeostasis whenever we get a little off-kilter. Think about it: when you go into a sauna, you start to sweat. Your body intuitively knows to cool itself. Our bodies are filled with that kind of inner wisdom, and tapping into that in order to regain our balance and bliss is what this book is all about. We are designed to enjoy ultimate health and happiness, so who’s to say we don’t get out there and reclaim our sass and spunk? It’s our God-given right!
Lynne Goldberg is a certified meditation teacher and plant-based diet educator, world traveler, Tony Robbins life coach, avid foodie and proud mama of five. She is passionate about helping people create happy, healthy, blissful lives they love.