Lisa Davis's Blog
From Laura Prepon, star of Orange Is the New Black, and integrative nutritionist Elizabeth Troy comes an exciting 21-day plan combining the latest in food science with ancient dietary wisdom, to shed stubborn weight for good and achieve overall wellness.
Despite her glowing on-screen presence as the star of That 70's Show and Orange Is the New Black, Laura Prepon has always struggled with weight issues, digestive issues, bloating, and low energy. After years of starving herself with crazy diets and punishing herself with tortuous workouts, Prepon met integrative nutritionist Elizabeth Troy, who combines Eastern holistic medicine and food science in her practice. Troy "unstuck" Prepon's malfunctioning organs and metabolism through targeted eating and stretching that finally allowed her to lose those stubborn pounds and thrive.
Wanting to share this life-changing success, Prepon joined with Troy to create The Stash Plan, a 21-day plan and lifestyle guide that combines modern nutritional science with Chinese Meridian Theory (CMT) to detoxify the body and burn fat. In The Stash Plan, you'll learn what to cook and how to create a combinable "stash" of meals—proteins, carbs, and vegetables—and nutritional bone broths to eat throughout the week. With twice-weekly cooking sessions as the basis of the plan, Prepon and Troy will show you how to make healthy, budget-friendly meals that are easy and ideal for a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. The Stash Plan gives you the key to heal yourself from the inside out and start living the life you've always wanted.
Listen to the interview! Terrific insights for your own health!
© Lisa Davis 2016
A healthy and happy life starts with a healthy environment. Many people are finding ways to positively influence their health and the health of their loved ones through the homes they choose to live in. There's a buzz about tiny houses these days. Design-builder like Tiny House Northeast, build with not only the tiny footprint in mind, they also resources green or sustainable materials, including reclaimed wood, non-voc paint and local wood flooring.
This highly efficient and minimalistic approach to life is a big lifestyle change that starts with the question: "What do we really need?" If my book collection means the world to me, this might make it impossible to give them up.The tiny house, at not more than 7.5' interior width (length is more flexible), is probably not a venue for a wall of books, but rather a wall for heat, or clothes storage - or a couch!
If, on the other hand, we might consider what we can have downloaded/stored on a touchpad - or better- what our local library has to offer, then we might see past that objection to the amazingly more affordable and easy-to-maintain and heat tiny house. For more information, please visit TinyHouseNortheast.com or TinyCedarCabins.com
One of my passions is raising awareness about invisible disabilities, illnesses and disorders. My mother suffered her whole life with two invisible disorders- sensory processing disorder and fibromylagia. I wanted to write a book about her story and about my daughter who also has invisible disorders. Instead of just focusing on my mother and daughter, I decided to do an anthology so I could include lots of stories from others who have also struggled with invisible disorders including ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, mental illnesses, and more. The book is called “Easy to Love, But Hard to Live With: Real People, Invisible Disabilities, True Stories.” Below is the preface written by my wonderful co-editor, Tricia Bliven Chasinoff. I hope it inspires you to learn more! xo Lisa
PREFACE by Tricia Bliven-Chasinoff
This is a book about the power of stories and about the power of connection. It’s a book about the power of saying, “me too.”
We live in a time when 26.2 percent of American adults are struggling with mental illness, when one in eighty-eight of our children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, when an estimated one in
a hundred children have a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and when 4.4 percent of adults are living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. These numbers are not strangers. These numbers are our parents and children. They are our siblings and spouses. They are us.
And yet, despite all the media coverage and the dozens of commercials for the next best drug; despite the piles of books next to our beds, or the list of websites bookmarked on our computers; despite all we know—too many of us still live in silence. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, we believe ourselves to be suffering alone. Our breezy Facebook statuses and cheery holiday letters betray us. We don’t mention the times we were too depressed or scared to get out of bed. We don’t post about the F in math or the disastrous parent-teacher conference. We don’t share pictures documenting our isolation. We don’t tell anyone how hard it really is. We hide the most vulnerable parts of ourselves, and in doing so, we cut ourselves off from each other.
So, what’s the alternative?
We can be honest. We can open the blinds on our fear and grief. We can invite each other in, even when things are messy and hard. We can stop pretending that we’re not lonely and confused. Because the minute I stop pretending, I am giving you permission to do the same. The minute you stop pretending, you are giving me permission to say, “me too.” When we come together, when we utter that first shaky “me too,” we realize that we’re not alone in our complicated, messy, imperfect lives.
It’s the place where all healing begins.
The stories in this book are stories of resilience and courage. They are the stories of people who have offered themselves up for the opportunity to create connection and community. Each writer is holding out a hand and whispering a sacred and blessed “me too.”
Come sit with us.