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Rich Roll

Voicing Change: Rich Roll

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Ultra-endurance athlete, author, and podcaster Rich Roll reflects on breaking free of limitations, trusting your instincts, and creating a vibrant life.
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How to Take a Micro-Getaway

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
We could all use a little R&R, especially as autumn ramps up. Try these ideas to get out of the house for fun and restorative mini vacations.
a person cuts a pepper

Are the Alkaloids in Nightshades Bad for You?

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Most people tolerate the alkaloids just fine, but these toxin-containing compounds may trigger health issues in others.
Ryan Jurgenson

CHANGING LIVES: Ryan Jurgensen

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
How choosing fitness helped one woman rebuild her resilience.
Ken Zylstra during his intercontinental bike ride

CHANGING LIVES: Ken Zylstra

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Reflections on trail life, perseverance, and gratitude.
Ali Sorour playing pickleball

CHANGING LIVES: Ali Sorour

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
How choosing fitness helped one man cope with the grief of losing his wife of more than 40 years.
a person rinses potatoes in a sink

How to Make Nightshades More Digestible

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Nightshade vegetables and fruits are nutrient-dense foods, delivering important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Learn why these foods can be great for you — and how you can mitigate their effects if they bother you.
a variety of nightshades

How to Navigate Nightshade Foods

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Are nightshades bad for you? For most people, these foods are a healthy part of a varied diet. But for others, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes can be problematic.
Juliet and Elena Porras and their Life Time trainer.

Strength Times Two

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
One woman's search for strength leads to her daughter's personal power, too.
kids wearing chefs hats while cooking

How to Get Your Kids in the Kitchen

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
It’s never too early — or too late — to introduce your kids to the life skills learned in the kitchen.
a hand brushes across lavendar

How to Dream Big

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Pursuing your dreams means leaping early and often and making bold moves.
Nicole Phelps

In Her Own Lane: Nicole Phelps

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Nicole Phelps has emerged as an influential mental-health advocate through lessons learned while supporting her husband, Olympian Michael Phelps, through troubled times.
Various people in military uniform doing yoga

Yoga for Veterans: Q&A With Daniel Libby, PhD

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
The founder of the Veterans Yoga Project shares how past and present military members are benefiting with self-regulating tools like yoga and meditation.
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