Lisa Chilvers Wellness

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Lisa Dianne Chilvers B.A.hons, RHN
Nutritionist, Holistic Allergy Specialist
Lisa is a Registered Nutritionist, Rehabilitation Coach, Natural Health Specialist and Wellness Speaker.

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
This past week I received an application for coaching. After some discussion, I sent the person a booking link to choose a time for a discovery call (this is a complimentary coaching session where we do some digging into what the underlying issues are and what it would take to get the person where they're trying to go).
The applicant was displeased to see that I don't have any available times until March (as I write this, it's the middle of January). They decided they would forego the call, and try to find a coach who was available sooner.
 
Now, this isn't a problem for me. I have been operating a model of reality for some time that essentially says 'whoever needs me will find me', and therefore, soulmate clients have had me booked solid for the past couple of years. I have total faith that anyone who falls out of my orbit was not a good match, and is clearing space for another absolute legend. 
 
But it did make me think of something funny. And that is that you should never choose your coach (or your waxer, for that matter) based on them being available on demand. For a few reasons:
 
  1. An empty calendar is like an empty restaurant. It gives you an idea of the quality of the product being served. The only good reason I can think of that a coach would be freely available at the drop of a hat, is if they're very new. Now, if you're right at the start of your personal development journey and any level of support and accountability will make a difference, then by all means, take advantage of the beginner-pricing and rip into it. BUT... if you're trying to launch a business and you have real money riding on you moving forward quickly... then you need an experienced coach with proven results. And that person isn't going to jump when you snap your fingers.
  2. We choose coaches and mentors based on whether that person has achieved what we want to achieve, or is succeeding at something you're still struggling with. Generally, you would pick someone who's living some version of your ideal life - because they've obviously figured out how, and you want to learn. So.. ipso facto.. if the coach is living your ideal life, they won't be a slave to everyone who sends a msg to their social media accounts. They won't be prioritizing strangers over their own self care. They won't be taking whoever they can get as clients; they'll be choosing people they're excited about working with to bring projects to life that inspire and excite them. If a busy coach drops everything to prioritize you over sleep, dinner or toilet breaks, they're not living a life you want. That's a warning, not a bonus. 
So, my point is, choose your people for the right reasons. Learn from someone who's living a life you want, and succeeding at it, not someone who's so desperate for your business that they'll compromise their own boundaries for it. 
And for Christ's sake, choose a waxer who has repeat clientele.
 
Peace,
Sarah
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Even though the holidays are a few weeks behind us, you may still be experiencing the side effects of all the celebrations including feeling heavy, bloated and stuffed. 

These 6 simple, delicious, inexpensive and easily accessible superfoods will help you bounce back and feel better right away. 

Ok, so what are those debloating superstars? 

 

Parsley

Parsley is one of the best foods to help support and detoxify the liver. Compounds in parsley can help kill some bad bacteria and cause the liver to secrete bile, which is the key player in breaking down fat. 

 

Add freshly chopped parsley to smoothies, soups, salads, sauces, dips, dressings and sprinkle on food before serving. 

 

Fennel

Fennel is a miracle debloater. Fennel tea is my favorite beverage to drink on the first day of my period. It not only reduces bloating, fennel acts as an antispasmodic, relieving cramping. I also love fennel essential oil. I rub it in my abdomen when I feel bloated and always carry it with me when I fly or travel.

 

To make a refreshing and highly effective debloating tonic combine hot fennel tea with fresh ginger slices (let it steep for at least 15 minutes) and freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

 

 

Lemon 

Quercetin in lemons is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Lemons also help to detoxify the liver and that's why I always recommend my clients to start their day with warm water with lemon to help move things along. 

 

Besides lemon water, my favorite use of lemons is to squeeze them over steamed broccoli. 

 

 

Cucumbers

 

Cucumbers are 95% water which makes them an ideal hydrating and cooling food. They are anti-inflammatory, low in calories and high in fiber making them a wonderful choice for digestive health. 

 

If you don't enjoy cucumbers in your salads or as a snack, you can easily blend them into a smoothie. 

 

 

 

Mint 

Mint has been one of the most well-knows plants that help support a healthy digestive tract. There is nothing better than a hot cup of mint tea to settle the stomach after a heavy meal or even food poisoning. Research that shows mint may help relieve IBS by soothing pain from inflammation in the GI tract. 

 

Mint can be enjoyed in teas but also added to salads and smoothies. It adds a great boost of flavor. 

 

 

 

Ginger 

 

Ginger is another old remedy that acts as a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea and a root that supports digestion of foods. Ginger essential oil is another oil I use on the first day of my period. It helps with stomach discomfort and cramps. Besides rubbing it into my abdomen I make tea with it from fresh ginger slices (and fennel, and lemon). 

 

 

Want to make a debloating smoothie? Here's my favorite recipe. 

 

 

Additional tips to help with bloating: 

 

  • Increase your water intake (aim for half of your body weight in oz). 

  • Remove any fizzy drinks from your diet (including zero calorie ones). 

  • Avoid any sugar alcohols (they can be found in most protein supplements, protein bars, protein shakes and low calorie/low sugar foods). 

  • Monitor your fiber intake - too much or too little can be as troublesome. Aim for about 25 g of fiber per day. 

  • Reduce sodium intake (high sodium diet causes water retention and increases blood pressure). 

  • Exercise regularly. 

  • Eat slowly and mindfully, chewing your food thoroughly before swallowing. 

 

Did you enjoy this article? Make sure you share it with friends and family members who can benefit from reading it. 

Do you have any questions? You can email me here

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Bio-Energetic Resonance (BER) uses bio-energetic technology and bio-feedback (Muscle Testing) to assist the body in healing itself by reducing stressors and supporting cellular homeostasis.
  • 209

Energy Medicine, examples include qi-gong, Reiki, and therapeutic touch.

  • 181

Manipulative and Body-Based Practices examples include chiropractic, massage therapy.

  • 144

Mind-Body Medicine, examples include cognitive-behavioral therapy, meditation.

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Whole Medical Systems, examples include Nutrition, Homeopathic Medicine, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine. 
 
 
 
 
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Have A Berry Intoxicating Summer

by Dr. Monica Bickerstaff Riley, DHM

Summertime is an especially bountiful season to enjoy the abundant health benefits of raspberries! These berries are tiny, tasty and tantilizingly colorful and they protect everything from your head to your heart.xz5kf2kikvx5r4kh4risaayccawfwv7t.jpg

Raspberries are also "berry-beneficial" for our health. What makes berries so special is their high levels of phytochemicals; nutrients that help protect cells from damage.

 

  • Berries Help Manage Diabetes: Raspberries are an excellent source of fiber. They rank low on the glycemic index and they're a good fruit option for managing blood sugar levels. According to Copperman, "because they come with fiber, they are beneficial in a diabetic diet as a serving of fruit."
  • Berries Might Prevent Parkinson's: According to a recent study published in the Journal of Neurology, people who eat at least two servings of berries a week, have a 25% less chance of developing Parkinson's Disease.
  • Berries Boost Memory: Studies by the Cleveland Clinic suggest increasing your intake of berries can help slow cognitive decline normally associated with aging.
  • Berries Slow Tumor Growth: Raspberries are a good source of phytonutrients and antioxidants. Rich in ellagic acid, this tannin found in raspberries prevents cell damage from free radicals and slows tumor growth.
  • Fight Cancer with Berries: Research published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis suggests that flavonoids in raspberries may help reduce colon cancer risk.

 

Boost your grill power with this Savory BBQ sauce! This sweet, tangy smoky sauce is terrific brushed on grilled meat or veggies.

 

Raspberry-Ginger BBQ Sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 tbs. chopped gingerroot
  • 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs. adobo sauce
  • 2 tbs. honey
  • 3 tbs. molasses
  • 1/4 c. minced onion

 

Simmer all ingredients together in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Cook about 20-25 minutes.

Shopping and Storage Tips:

  • Select plump, brightly colored berries and remove any soft or moldy ones to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Raspberries keep best in a moisture proof container in the refrigerator. Wash them right before eating.
  • To keep raspberries fresh longer, swish them in a basin filled with a solution of three parts water to one part white vinegar.

"Living Well...one healthy step at a time"

©2018Monica D. Riley

 

 

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Reposted Ken Keegans's article.

Meet Dr. Julie Rosenberg, MD - Pharmaceutical executive, author, speaker, and leadership consultant.

HU:  What inspires you?

Answer: I am awed and inspired by the beauty of nature and love the outdoors. I am inspired by helping others to optimize their health and wellbeing and seeing those individuals undergo transformations in their lives to healthier living.

 

HU: What is your biggest achievement to date (personal or professional)?

Answer: Successfully raising a son with autism, while maintaining a full-time career in medicine.

 

HU: What does a typical day look like for you?

Answer: I don’t really have typical days. I exercise and or do yoga in the early morning at least 5 days per week. I work full time in the pharmaceutical industry overseeing two global drug development programs, which keeps me quite busy. I also spend time writing articles and working on my next book, whenever and wherever I carve out time to do so. I try to spend quality time each evening with family and to do at least one thing for myself each day

 

HU: What is your favorite current project and why?

Answer: My favorite current project is ramping up my speaking and writing career – it’s a big job!

 

HU: If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be and why?

Answer: I am a big fan of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I appreciate the level of responsibility that she has as a Supreme Court Justice, and the positive influence that she has had not only on the law, but also the youth of America. I value that level of leadership and skill in a public service role.

 

HU: What are your biggest professional challenges?

Answer: I work in a very hierarchal and somewhat rigid corporate environment. While I love my work, I don’t like the bureaucracy of much of corporate America. I am a ‘go getter’ and a ‘go giver’ and I like to get things done!

 

HU: What’s the most rewarding aspect about your career?

Answer: Serving patients with cancer worldwide.

 

HU: What is your motto or personal mantra?

Answer: “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” — The Buddha

 

HU: How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance?

Answer: I make exercise and healthy eating a priority. I structure my day so that I wake up early, begin each day intentionally with a short meditation/pranayama practice and then hit the gym. I eat three meals per day and try to make health conscious choices regardless of whether I eat at home or out of my home.

 

HU: What is the greatest obstacle you have overcome?

Answer: My father’s death was very difficult for me, as I was not able to help him to regain his good health after a diagnosis of advanced kidney cancer. He died 6 months after diagnosis, despite receiving appropriate treatment. He had a significant influence on the course of my life and my career choice. My recently released book, Beyond the Mat: Achieve Focus, Presence and Enlightened Leadership Through the Principles and Practice of Yoga is dedicated to him.

 

HU: What do you hope to share with the HU community?

Answer: My work is focused not only on developing new drugs for patients with cancer but on helping people to stay well and develop healthy habits for life. I hope that the HU community will read and share my articles and book, Beyond the Mat, with their constituency.

 

HU: What do you hope to learn/gain from the HU community?

Answer: We are on a collaborative journey which explores the shared purpose improving health and wellness. I do this by both developing drugs for patients with cancer and by helping people to develop healthy habits long term. I would love to connect with the broader HU community as our collective voices and wisdom are most powerful!

 

HU:  I understand that you are a physician executive for a major pharmaceutical company, and, in addition, are a trained yoga instructor. What inspired you to take a deeper look at the principles of yoga and apply them to your business life? 

Answer:  Corporate life can be very demanding and has attendant with it, many uncertainties. Coupled with this, my current position is international in scope, requiring availability well beyond typical business hours. While my goal is to serve patients globally, to do so, I must deal with very complex drug development considerations but also challenging business problems. Yoga initially caused me to pause, and it created some space for me to think, reflect, and exercise my creativity. It led to more flexibility of body and mind. The meditative and breathing exercises helped me to better cope with the demands and crises that came my way. The ‘oneness’ emphasized by yoga led me to redefine how I thought about leadership, and helped me to understand that becoming a highly effective leader is not about getting a position in the C-suite. It can be achieved by anyone, but it takes hard work and discipline.

 

HU:  How does yoga relate to effective business models?

Answer:  Business models built on a hierarchal structure with organized leadership and a guiding principle based on the “bottom line” are no longer popular. 

These models do not prioritize people—you can downsize them, rank order them, get rid of the bottom 10 percent, and take other liberties because in this system people are perceived as commodities. Leaders are now beginning to understand that building a company on connected, organic leadership and ideology of wholeness, not simply the “bottom line,” is actually a recipe for success. This model’s guiding principles are based on people and relationships. The skills and values we learn from our practice of yoga go hand in hand with the success of these principles. 

 

HU:  You talk about Enlightened Leadership in your book. What is Enlightened Leadership?

Answer:  As I mentioned, highly effective leaders aren’t necessarily those in the C-suite. Anyone can become an enlightened leader. Enlightened Leaders are committed to making the world a better place and to ongoing personal growth and transformation. Enlightened leaders are: Compassionate, confident, courageous, humble, intentional, open-minded, passionate, purposeful, self-aware, self-caring, spiritual and visionary. I have a quiz on my website: Are you an Enlightened Leader? See: http://www.julierosenbergmd.com.

 

HU:  What is one major thing that you still struggle with?

Answer:  Patience. I really have to practice this skill. I am not always the best listener. Practicing patience supports me in becoming a better listener and asking questions.  It demands that I take a deep breath and let go of my own impatience to solve problems myself. I continue to work to be objective enough to step back from a situation and remove my own opinions so that I can better see and appreciate it through the lens of another person. I am often in a hurry.  Practicing patience helps me to remember to breathe, slow down and respect the process. 

 

Learn more about Dr. Julie Rosenberg, MD, here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Reposted Ken Keegans's article.

Did you know that you have the power to grow the HU Community?

The Holistic United team knows how hard you work to maintain a level of trust and integrity with each of the patients/clients who put their trust in you.

It’s equally important that we maintain a standard when screening holistic professionals for our community.  We believe referrals from you and invitations sent from our own community is the best way to ensure we continue to grow a network of esteemed holistic practitioners. 

Invite your colleagues by sending them a link to our homepage, so they can request an invitation, or send them an email directly from your account*.

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Reposted Sarah Reilly's post.
This past week I received an application for coaching. After some discussion, I sent the person a booking link to choose a time for a discovery call (this is a complimentary coaching session where we do some digging into what the underlying issues are and what it would take to get the person where they're trying to go).
The applicant was displeased to see that I don't have any available times until March (as I write this, it's the middle of January). They decided they would forego the call, and try to find a coach who was available sooner.
 
Now, this isn't a problem for me. I have been operating a model of reality for some time that essentially says 'whoever needs me will find me', and therefore, soulmate clients have had me booked solid for the past couple of years. I have total faith that anyone who falls out of my orbit was not a good match, and is clearing space for another absolute legend. 
 
But it did make me think of something funny. And that is that you should never choose your coach (or your waxer, for that matter) based on them being available on demand. For a few reasons:
 
  1. An empty calendar is like an empty restaurant. It gives you an idea of the quality of the product being served. The only good reason I can think of that a coach would be freely available at the drop of a hat, is if they're very new. Now, if you're right at the start of your personal development journey and any level of support and accountability will make a difference, then by all means, take advantage of the beginner-pricing and rip into it. BUT... if you're trying to launch a business and you have real money riding on you moving forward quickly... then you need an experienced coach with proven results. And that person isn't going to jump when you snap your fingers.
  2. We choose coaches and mentors based on whether that person has achieved what we want to achieve, or is succeeding at something you're still struggling with. Generally, you would pick someone who's living some version of your ideal life - because they've obviously figured out how, and you want to learn. So.. ipso facto.. if the coach is living your ideal life, they won't be a slave to everyone who sends a msg to their social media accounts. They won't be prioritizing strangers over their own self care. They won't be taking whoever they can get as clients; they'll be choosing people they're excited about working with to bring projects to life that inspire and excite them. If a busy coach drops everything to prioritize you over sleep, dinner or toilet breaks, they're not living a life you want. That's a warning, not a bonus. 
So, my point is, choose your people for the right reasons. Learn from someone who's living a life you want, and succeeding at it, not someone who's so desperate for your business that they'll compromise their own boundaries for it. 
And for Christ's sake, choose a waxer who has repeat clientele.
 
Peace,
Sarah
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Even though the holidays are a few weeks behind us, you may still be experiencing the side effects of all the celebrations including feeling heavy, bloated and stuffed. 

These 6 simple, delicious, inexpensive and easily accessible superfoods will help you bounce back and feel better right away. 

Ok, so what are those debloating superstars? 

 

Parsley

Parsley is one of the best foods to help support and detoxify the liver. Compounds in parsley can help kill some bad bacteria and cause the liver to secrete bile, which is the key player in breaking down fat. 

 

Add freshly chopped parsley to smoothies, soups, salads, sauces, dips, dressings and sprinkle on food before serving. 

 

Fennel

Fennel is a miracle debloater. Fennel tea is my favorite beverage to drink on the first day of my period. It not only reduces bloating, fennel acts as an antispasmodic, relieving cramping. I also love fennel essential oil. I rub it in my abdomen when I feel bloated and always carry it with me when I fly or travel.

 

To make a refreshing and highly effective debloating tonic combine hot fennel tea with fresh ginger slices (let it steep for at least 15 minutes) and freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

 

 

Lemon 

Quercetin in lemons is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Lemons also help to detoxify the liver and that's why I always recommend my clients to start their day with warm water with lemon to help move things along. 

 

Besides lemon water, my favorite use of lemons is to squeeze them over steamed broccoli. 

 

 

Cucumbers

 

Cucumbers are 95% water which makes them an ideal hydrating and cooling food. They are anti-inflammatory, low in calories and high in fiber making them a wonderful choice for digestive health. 

 

If you don't enjoy cucumbers in your salads or as a snack, you can easily blend them into a smoothie. 

 

 

 

Mint 

Mint has been one of the most well-knows plants that help support a healthy digestive tract. There is nothing better than a hot cup of mint tea to settle the stomach after a heavy meal or even food poisoning. Research that shows mint may help relieve IBS by soothing pain from inflammation in the GI tract. 

 

Mint can be enjoyed in teas but also added to salads and smoothies. It adds a great boost of flavor. 

 

 

 

Ginger 

 

Ginger is another old remedy that acts as a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea and a root that supports digestion of foods. Ginger essential oil is another oil I use on the first day of my period. It helps with stomach discomfort and cramps. Besides rubbing it into my abdomen I make tea with it from fresh ginger slices (and fennel, and lemon). 

 

 

Want to make a debloating smoothie? Here's my favorite recipe. 

 

 

Additional tips to help with bloating: 

 

  • Increase your water intake (aim for half of your body weight in oz). 

  • Remove any fizzy drinks from your diet (including zero calorie ones). 

  • Avoid any sugar alcohols (they can be found in most protein supplements, protein bars, protein shakes and low calorie/low sugar foods). 

  • Monitor your fiber intake - too much or too little can be as troublesome. Aim for about 25 g of fiber per day. 

  • Reduce sodium intake (high sodium diet causes water retention and increases blood pressure). 

  • Exercise regularly. 

  • Eat slowly and mindfully, chewing your food thoroughly before swallowing. 

 

Did you enjoy this article? Make sure you share it with friends and family members who can benefit from reading it. 

Do you have any questions? You can email me here

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Bio-Energetic Resonance (BER) uses bio-energetic technology and bio-feedback (Muscle Testing) to assist the body in healing itself by reducing stressors and supporting cellular homeostasis.
  • 209

Energy Medicine, examples include qi-gong, Reiki, and therapeutic touch.

  • 181

Manipulative and Body-Based Practices examples include chiropractic, massage therapy.

  • 144

Mind-Body Medicine, examples include cognitive-behavioral therapy, meditation.

  • 163
Whole Medical Systems, examples include Nutrition, Homeopathic Medicine, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine. 
 
 
 
 
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Have A Berry Intoxicating Summer

by Dr. Monica Bickerstaff Riley, DHM

Summertime is an especially bountiful season to enjoy the abundant health benefits of raspberries! These berries are tiny, tasty and tantilizingly colorful and they protect everything from your head to your heart.xz5kf2kikvx5r4kh4risaayccawfwv7t.jpg

Raspberries are also "berry-beneficial" for our health. What makes berries so special is their high levels of phytochemicals; nutrients that help protect cells from damage.

 

  • Berries Help Manage Diabetes: Raspberries are an excellent source of fiber. They rank low on the glycemic index and they're a good fruit option for managing blood sugar levels. According to Copperman, "because they come with fiber, they are beneficial in a diabetic diet as a serving of fruit."
  • Berries Might Prevent Parkinson's: According to a recent study published in the Journal of Neurology, people who eat at least two servings of berries a week, have a 25% less chance of developing Parkinson's Disease.
  • Berries Boost Memory: Studies by the Cleveland Clinic suggest increasing your intake of berries can help slow cognitive decline normally associated with aging.
  • Berries Slow Tumor Growth: Raspberries are a good source of phytonutrients and antioxidants. Rich in ellagic acid, this tannin found in raspberries prevents cell damage from free radicals and slows tumor growth.
  • Fight Cancer with Berries: Research published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis suggests that flavonoids in raspberries may help reduce colon cancer risk.

 

Boost your grill power with this Savory BBQ sauce! This sweet, tangy smoky sauce is terrific brushed on grilled meat or veggies.

 

Raspberry-Ginger BBQ Sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 tbs. chopped gingerroot
  • 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs. adobo sauce
  • 2 tbs. honey
  • 3 tbs. molasses
  • 1/4 c. minced onion

 

Simmer all ingredients together in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Cook about 20-25 minutes.

Shopping and Storage Tips:

  • Select plump, brightly colored berries and remove any soft or moldy ones to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Raspberries keep best in a moisture proof container in the refrigerator. Wash them right before eating.
  • To keep raspberries fresh longer, swish them in a basin filled with a solution of three parts water to one part white vinegar.

"Living Well...one healthy step at a time"

©2018Monica D. Riley

 

 

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Reposted Ken Keegans's article.

Meet Dr. Julie Rosenberg, MD - Pharmaceutical executive, author, speaker, and leadership consultant.

HU:  What inspires you?

Answer: I am awed and inspired by the beauty of nature and love the outdoors. I am inspired by helping others to optimize their health and wellbeing and seeing those individuals undergo transformations in their lives to healthier living.

 

HU: What is your biggest achievement to date (personal or professional)?

Answer: Successfully raising a son with autism, while maintaining a full-time career in medicine.

 

HU: What does a typical day look like for you?

Answer: I don’t really have typical days. I exercise and or do yoga in the early morning at least 5 days per week. I work full time in the pharmaceutical industry overseeing two global drug development programs, which keeps me quite busy. I also spend time writing articles and working on my next book, whenever and wherever I carve out time to do so. I try to spend quality time each evening with family and to do at least one thing for myself each day

 

HU: What is your favorite current project and why?

Answer: My favorite current project is ramping up my speaking and writing career – it’s a big job!

 

HU: If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be and why?

Answer: I am a big fan of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I appreciate the level of responsibility that she has as a Supreme Court Justice, and the positive influence that she has had not only on the law, but also the youth of America. I value that level of leadership and skill in a public service role.

 

HU: What are your biggest professional challenges?

Answer: I work in a very hierarchal and somewhat rigid corporate environment. While I love my work, I don’t like the bureaucracy of much of corporate America. I am a ‘go getter’ and a ‘go giver’ and I like to get things done!

 

HU: What’s the most rewarding aspect about your career?

Answer: Serving patients with cancer worldwide.

 

HU: What is your motto or personal mantra?

Answer: “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” — The Buddha

 

HU: How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance?

Answer: I make exercise and healthy eating a priority. I structure my day so that I wake up early, begin each day intentionally with a short meditation/pranayama practice and then hit the gym. I eat three meals per day and try to make health conscious choices regardless of whether I eat at home or out of my home.

 

HU: What is the greatest obstacle you have overcome?

Answer: My father’s death was very difficult for me, as I was not able to help him to regain his good health after a diagnosis of advanced kidney cancer. He died 6 months after diagnosis, despite receiving appropriate treatment. He had a significant influence on the course of my life and my career choice. My recently released book, Beyond the Mat: Achieve Focus, Presence and Enlightened Leadership Through the Principles and Practice of Yoga is dedicated to him.

 

HU: What do you hope to share with the HU community?

Answer: My work is focused not only on developing new drugs for patients with cancer but on helping people to stay well and develop healthy habits for life. I hope that the HU community will read and share my articles and book, Beyond the Mat, with their constituency.

 

HU: What do you hope to learn/gain from the HU community?

Answer: We are on a collaborative journey which explores the shared purpose improving health and wellness. I do this by both developing drugs for patients with cancer and by helping people to develop healthy habits long term. I would love to connect with the broader HU community as our collective voices and wisdom are most powerful!

 

HU:  I understand that you are a physician executive for a major pharmaceutical company, and, in addition, are a trained yoga instructor. What inspired you to take a deeper look at the principles of yoga and apply them to your business life? 

Answer:  Corporate life can be very demanding and has attendant with it, many uncertainties. Coupled with this, my current position is international in scope, requiring availability well beyond typical business hours. While my goal is to serve patients globally, to do so, I must deal with very complex drug development considerations but also challenging business problems. Yoga initially caused me to pause, and it created some space for me to think, reflect, and exercise my creativity. It led to more flexibility of body and mind. The meditative and breathing exercises helped me to better cope with the demands and crises that came my way. The ‘oneness’ emphasized by yoga led me to redefine how I thought about leadership, and helped me to understand that becoming a highly effective leader is not about getting a position in the C-suite. It can be achieved by anyone, but it takes hard work and discipline.

 

HU:  How does yoga relate to effective business models?

Answer:  Business models built on a hierarchal structure with organized leadership and a guiding principle based on the “bottom line” are no longer popular. 

These models do not prioritize people—you can downsize them, rank order them, get rid of the bottom 10 percent, and take other liberties because in this system people are perceived as commodities. Leaders are now beginning to understand that building a company on connected, organic leadership and ideology of wholeness, not simply the “bottom line,” is actually a recipe for success. This model’s guiding principles are based on people and relationships. The skills and values we learn from our practice of yoga go hand in hand with the success of these principles. 

 

HU:  You talk about Enlightened Leadership in your book. What is Enlightened Leadership?

Answer:  As I mentioned, highly effective leaders aren’t necessarily those in the C-suite. Anyone can become an enlightened leader. Enlightened Leaders are committed to making the world a better place and to ongoing personal growth and transformation. Enlightened leaders are: Compassionate, confident, courageous, humble, intentional, open-minded, passionate, purposeful, self-aware, self-caring, spiritual and visionary. I have a quiz on my website: Are you an Enlightened Leader? See: http://www.julierosenbergmd.com.

 

HU:  What is one major thing that you still struggle with?

Answer:  Patience. I really have to practice this skill. I am not always the best listener. Practicing patience supports me in becoming a better listener and asking questions.  It demands that I take a deep breath and let go of my own impatience to solve problems myself. I continue to work to be objective enough to step back from a situation and remove my own opinions so that I can better see and appreciate it through the lens of another person. I am often in a hurry.  Practicing patience helps me to remember to breathe, slow down and respect the process. 

 

Learn more about Dr. Julie Rosenberg, MD, here.

 

 

 

 

 

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