PYP 151: Steven Sashen on Running Barefoot and Feeling the World

Steven Sashen is co-founder of Xeroshoes.com, and a fierce critic of the athletic footwear industry. Steven and I met when we were in the digital marketing world, and stayed in touch as we both migrated into health and wellness. Steven has been my “almost barefoot shoe” supplier since 2011, when I read Born to Run and got my mind blown about the harm done by hyper-cushioned and hyper-supportive footwear. There are so many parallels between the misinformation promoted by Big Food and Big Pharma and Big Sneaker, I wanted to get Steven on the podcast to share his naturalistic approach to moving in a way that doesn’t lead to injury and limitation. Read more »

PYP 133: Kathy Hester on Beans, Oats, Slow Cookers, and Just Having Fun

Kathy Hester is the author of five vegan cookbooks (more if you count the Halloween ebook), including the new Easy Vegan Cookbook: Make Home Healthy Cooking Practically Effortless and OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious & Surprising Plant-Based Dishes From This Humble, Heart-Healthy Grain. I discovered to my delight that she's also a neighbor, and now, after a lunch date, an interview, and a family dinner gathering to which she brought an amazing dessert, she's become a friend. Read more »

PYP 126: Jill McKeever on Cooking Speedy-Healthy-Delicious

Jill McKeever is not an introvert, I suspect. I began to form this suspicion when we started our video Skype conversation and I noticed she was wearing fuzzy bunny ears. Plus she hollers "Woot Woot" every time she speaks or hears the words "Instant Pot." Good thing Jill is preaching the message of healthy cooking and delicious eating! Read more »

PYP 114: Miyoko Schinner on Homemade Liberation

If there were a Nobel Prize for food, Miyoko Schinner would be rehearsing her Oslo speech right now. Committed to human health and happiness, environmental stewardship, and animal welfare, her activism tends toward the decidedly delicious. She's a return guest, having shared her cheesemaking secrets with the podcast a couple of years ago. Read more »

PYP 069: How to Keep Kids Healthy Even if They’re in Daycare

Sparked by a situation in my own family, I devoted this episode to supporting parents who send their kids to daycare and still want to feed them well. I reached out to my network of "Here's how to do it" genius educators and collated the short interviews into this comprehensive and hopefully valuable resource. Read more »

PYP 056: Bianca and Michael Alexander on the Journey of Conscious Living

Bianca and Michael Alexander are buddies of mine and co-founders of ConsciousLivingTV.com. Bianca is an EMMY-award winning TV correspondent, as well as on-camera talent for hit shows on Lifetime, TV Guide, and TV One. She's a certified yoga instructor and energy healer. Michael is a serial entrepreneur, provocateur and innovator in the areas of sustainability, health and entrepreneurship. He cameos in Conscious Living TV videos as "Vegan Man," and is a budding organic gardener. Read more »