Treating Your Body Right – Robin Westen on The Empowerment Show

“My body is not me. Its mine.” Dahn Yoga

How are you treating the vessel carrying you around? Are you giving it love and care or are you filling it with no so good things?

YOGA BODY CLEANSE COVERIn this episode we learn the importance of conscious eating and taking the time to cleanse our digestive system. Caring for our bodies also includes clearing our minds through meditation, using deep breathing for stress relief, releasing our monkey mind chatter, and acknowledging our emotions without judgment.

robin westenRobin Westen talks about having a respect for our bodies and learning how to care for it properly. Robin received an Emmy Award for the ABC health show FYI. She is currently the medical director for, the largest health site for baby boomers on the web. She is the author of the Harvard Medical School Guide Getting Your Child To Eat (Almost) Anything, Ten Days to Detox, V is for Vagina (coauthored with Alyssa Dweck, MD), and her most recent books The Yoga-Body Cleanse: A 7-Day Ayurvedic Detox to Rejuvenate Your Body and Calm Your Mind and The 2-Day Superfood Cleanse: A Weekly Detox Program to Boost Energy, Lose Weight and Maintain Optimal Health. She’s written featured articles for dozens of national magazines including Glamour, Vegetarian Times, Psychology Today, SELF, Cosmopolitan, and others. Robin has been practicing yoga, meditation, and cleansing for over fifteen years.   

Listen in to this lively discussion of what it takes to be health mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Take Back Your Health – Danielle Girdano president of D’Fine Sculpting and Nutrition

“I was 29 and wheezing going up stairs!”  Danielle Girdano was morbidly obese, smoking two packs of cigarettes a day and getting almost no physical activity.  When Danielle realized that the XXL shirts and shorts were becoming too tight on her 5’4” frame she realized she needed to make a life change for her self-esteem and her health.  “You have to make a commitment to yourself; nobody can make the decision for you.  When you are honest with yourself and realize you only wear elastic shorts in the dead of winter because you can’t fit into jeans or regular pants it is a sobering reality!”

Danielle Girdano, President of D’Fine Sculpting and Nutrition
Danielle Girdano, President of D’Fine Sculpting and Nutrition

Fast forward and now Danielle is helping others to take back their health.  She focuses on bringing movement back to those in sedentary corporate careers.  Recently she worked with the Chicago Sky.  But she did not work with the WNBA players, she helped their office staff to regain their health.  What I found fascinating about her program was the all-around results the participants received.  Of course there was weight loss, but there was also improved balance, flexibility, and heart efficiency. What I love about Danielle’s purpose is she is not just focusing on helping people to change their waistlines and body fat index.  She is also very focused on the emotional well-being her clients.  Self-esteem and joy go hand in hand with good physical health.  One does not necessarily beget the other.  But it is sure difficult to be in a great mood if one is having difficulty moving around in their daily routine. Learn more about Danielle’s inspirational story, the stories of those she has helped, and her desire to bring wellness to corporations. Could you use the inspiration to take back your health?