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TMHS 117: Feeding Your Family with a Busy Lifestyle & Why You Need to Put Yourself First with Anne Stevenson

“Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, but your wife, wow!”

These words from President Barack Obama couldn’t describe my experience any more perfectly.

I’ve had the honor of helping to uplift and empower countless people, but when anyone gets a chance to meet my wife, they realize where all of the really good stuff is coming from.

This woman is phenomenal. She’s literally a breath of fresh air whenever you walk into a room that she’s in. She’s gorgeous, silly, loving and beyond intelligent. I seriously think I get smarter just by some weird osmosis from being around her.

Now, let’s be clear. She will tell you that she didn’t get this way overnight. Sure many of these qualities were innately within her, but it was through self-work, introspection, making mistakes, and self-care that she was able to become the woman she is today.

The self-work came from hitting the floor in so many situations in her life that she had to choose to raise her standards or stay glued firmly to the ground. The introspection was the hard work to look within and to see where her fears were at play, and the excuses that she had leaned on to justify not reaching her potential. Making mistakes came naturally as you employ the trial and success method to figure out what works for you as a unique individual with unique circumstances. The self-care is what enabled her to feel good, strong, beautiful, and capable of gracefully handling all of challenges that life throws your way.

And all of this is a small piece of her story, but today you’re going to learn far more and be able to glean some life-changing insights from her example.

There is a balancing force within the universe that resides within all women.

When a woman feels beautiful, appreciated, and strong within herself, unbounded miracles begin to happen around her.

Diane Mariechild said, “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” As men, we have to help create the conditions for the women in our lives to thrive. Because truly, nothing can give us more strength than the support of a woman who owns her real power.

There are a lot of valuable insights here for all women and all men, all mom and all dads, and all people who want to do something exceptional in their lives. On top of that, we’re sharing some tips our family uses to eat healthy with all of the busy stuff going on, so this episode is jam-packed with goodness!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How the American fast food culture can be an addictive shock for foreigners.
  • Why destiny can sometimes be found within the loving arms of a gym.
  • How a cancer scare became a catalyst for change in our family’s lives.
  • What your body’s “innate intelligence” has to do with healing.
  • What triggered the shift in my career from working in a gym to helping people with chronic illnesses.
  • Why doubt can sabotage the results in your healing.
  • The weird reason that Anne makes the bed each morning (it works though!).
  • What my wife’s morning routine looks like.
  • How Anne is able to switch gears between family, wife, and work roles so efficiently.
  • What strategies Anne uses to feed the family healthy food with a busy lifestyle.
  • What “back up plans” we have to eat the best food possible in a pinch.

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  1. Such a great and wonderful episode. Thank you Shawn, Jade, and ANN 🙂
    I appreciated all your inspiration and insights!!! You are a wonderful TEAM!!! I am interested in being able to access the information for the 21 day fast that was mentioned in this episode as well as others. I thought it might be linked to the show notes, but I did not see it. Thank you again for all you do in sharing impactful information to help change the lives of others!!!

  2. This is the first episode of yours that I listened to and I can say for certain I am hooked. Thank you for sharing your story Anne. As someone who has battled a chronic illness my whole life, it was a very enlightening to hear your success story. At one point, I felt hopeful that I too could feel less daily pain. I know I might not be able to reverse the illness, but I would like to learn how I can suppress the constant pressure I feel from being debilitated by this pain. I can’t stop thinking about what I put in my body affects how I will feel. Where can I access information about the 21 day fast? I’m motivated to go on my wellness journey!

  3. I would love to know where I can access information on the 21 day fast as my 22 year old daughter has been diagnosed with pre cancerous cells on her cervics. I’m hoping you will make this information available to the public.

    1. I LOVE the model health show! I am a mother of 3 with a husband who travels a lot so I’m always interested in quick healthy dinner options. I’m curious what else you put I the crockpot with your roast. Shawn mentioned mushrooms. Anything else? Any liquid? Thank you for all your amazing insight and knowledge!

  4. Shawn and Team,
    First of all, I want to thank you for all the valuable information you provide us through your show. I listen to your podcasts every week. It’s a must for me. I listen to them on my way to work and I’m always amazed by all the incredible information.
    Thank you Shawn. You make me want to become a nutritionist, just like you!
    This has been one of the most incredible podcast. Through your wife’s story we got to learn more about the reasons why you decided to become a nutritionist. I’m sure it was God’s divine plan for you.
    I would love to learn more about the 21 day fasting program. Please, can you let us know more about it?

    Thank you so much. God bless you, your family, your team and may he continue guiding you to help and educate so many people in this world.

    Blessings today and always!

  5. Great to hear how another married couple works together! Teamwork is so important to harmony in the family. Thanks for another informative podcast. 😀

  6. I love your podcast and the wealth of the information you share! This was an awesome episode. I loved hearing from Anne and how she is such an integral part of this show. I would love it if you could please share your crock pot chicken recipes and any other crock pot recipe your family loves, including the sweet potato casserole crock pot recipe you shared. Thanks so much!!!

  7. I love your show and learn so much every week.
    I’m having trouble finding the link to your crock pot recipes. Can you help me out?

  8. Asante sana Julie! Funny how things change 😉 I’m so glad you enjoyed the episode and also super happy that you still are continuing this health journey with us.

  9. Anne,
    I enjoyed listening to your podcast. I remember when you n your mom tried to introduce me to colonics n I thought you were out of your minds. Fast forward… friends think I am out of my mind when I talk about juice cleanses. Still very green in this journey but far much educated from way back when. I wish you blessings to you n yours. May God bless the work of your hands. Many thanks to your husband for all the rich information he passes on to us.

    Julie K.

  10. Good morning, just wanted to say thank you for this special and elighting podcast which I stumbling upon at work. Has been a true blessing…I wanted to know more about the 21 day fast, your wife and yourself did? Could help me out with my health issue at hand.


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