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The Art of Living Well Podcast®

Apr 14, 2021

We are thrilled to welcome today’s guest, Pilar Gerasimo.

Pilar Gerasimo is an award-winning health journalist, pioneering social explorer, and author of a new book, The Healthy Deviant: A Rule-Breaker’s Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World (North Atlantic Books, 2020).

Best known for her work as the founding editor of Experience Life magazine, which today reaches more than three million people with each issue, Pilar has also served as Chief Creative Officer for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and as top health editor for The Huffington Post. 

Today, Pilar co-hosts a top-rated podcast called The Living Experiment. She speaks at universities, leads workshops at top retreat centers, and consults for organizations committing to transforming health and happiness around the globe. 

When she’s not travelling, Pilar hides out on an organic, communal family farm in Wisconsin with her goofy pitbull pal, Calvin.

During our conversation we delve into what a healthy deviant is and what it means to be one and continually break social norms in order to be healthy. We also discuss our relationship with our inner critic and how to foster a non-judgemental life and experiment with making different choices. We absolutely loved this conversation and we wanted to keep it going for hours. We can't wait for you to listen!

You can learn more about Pilar Gerasimo at:

IG: @pgerasimo


The Living Experiment Podcast episodes referred to in the show:

Episode on Trauma
Episode on Morning
Episode on Pause
Episode on Sleep

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