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Plant Yourself

Resources for a Healthy Life on a Living Planet
with Howard Jacobson, PhD

The Plant Yourself Podcast: interviews with fascinating practitioners, researchers, and DOers – published every Tuesday. 

Thought-provoking, irreverent, funny, and empowering essays and rants on how to get – and stay – healthy. Read 'em online, or get 'em in your inbox.

My “day job” – helping people align their actions with their values, goals, and priorities to get fit, lean, and healthy. And joyful! Individual and group sessions available.

Get your free digital copy of Sick to Fit, by Josh LaJaunie and Howard Jacobson, PhD, Join the private Facebook group and start your STF journey today!

Hang out with Sick to Fit University (STFU) faculty Josh, Howie, and others in beautiful locations around the world. Absorb the essence of a healthy lifestyle.

Want to become a wicked-effective health coach? Coaching training for clinicians looking to influence their clients, coaches who want to grow their skills, and plant-based advocates who want to change the world one client at a time. 

Latest Podcast Episodes

Latest Articles

Is “Cheat” Really the Word You Want to Use?

When clients talk about “cheat days” and “cheat meals,” they're fooling themselves in two very significant ways.

In this video, I talk about what “cheating” is and isn't, and offer a different lens through which to think about goals and deviation from them.

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Prudence, Paranoia, and Preparation: How to deal with habits that aren't second nature yet

When you're growing a new habit that isn't second nature, you'll face situations that tempt you to regress to your old default behavior.

Some people deal with this through naive invocations of willpower: “I'll just be strong and say no.”

Others get paranoid, and start seeing danger and threat in every situation. Obviously, neither of these is the answer.

Today's video shares the best solution that I've found.

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“Vitally, the human race is dying. It is like a great uprooted tree, with its roots in the air. We must plant ourselves again in the universe.” – DH Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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