Coping with chronic illness and pain is a burden that far too many people experience. From losing your ability to socialize to managing constant pain or depression and anxiety, handling chronic illness isn't just about dealing with physical ailments--it affects your mental and emotional state, too.
As today's guest, Ariane Resnick, author of How to Be Well When You're Not knows, illness can be isolating. Here, she shares her experience and the ways in which she used food and emotional practices to heal herself. This book is all about guiding readers to a state where they can facilitate, rather than hinder, the recovery capabilities of their bodies. It’s all about the “wellness mindset.”
She guides you through mental exercises that help to create a positive mind-set--activities such as listing your favorite smells, sights, and tastes, and then taking it a step further describing what it is that you love about them. She provides tips on different breathing exercises to aid in relaxation, how to find purpose in illness that can lead to one's wellness route, and how to ground yourself with gratitude.
Ariane Resnick is a special diet chef and certified nutritionist who creates indulgent, seemingly "normal" food to satisfy countless dietary restrictions out of clean, whole food organic ingredients. As a private chef, her clientele included an array of celebrities. Ariane writes recipe and nutrition articles and consults for individuals, brands, and chefs on nutrition, recipes, and wellness. She has been featured in Forbes, CBS' The Doctors, ABC News, Revenge Body w/Khloe Kardashian, Well + Good NYC, In Style, Star, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, MindBodyGreen, Men's Fitness, and Food Network's "Chopped." Resnick lives in West Hollywood, CA.