As a newly divorced mother of two small children and high-powered professional, Diane Randall had let her health take a back seat to all her responsibilities. Overweight, diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, she was jolted into action by a doctor's warning that her current trajectory was going to take years off her life.
Having seen type 2 diabetes lead to disability and premature death among family members, Randall took the warning seriously. Employing her training as a systems engineer and consultant, she approached her own health challenges strategically and methodically.
She discovered plant-based nutrition, along with other modalities and practices amenable to a healthy lifestyle, and eventually came to a point where she started helping other busy professionals make health a priority in their own lives.
In our conversation, Randall shares her insights, kindness, and compassion with me (who definitely needed a reminder about self-care today!) and you.
We speak of boundaries, of courage, of practice, of the journey to health and wholeness being one of letting go rather than adding, and of the importance of taking stock of how we're actually spending our time.
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