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Today’s guest, Geneen Roth, is the author of TEN books, so she’s prolific. Aside from what she’s created, she’s a really brilliant thinker, teacher, and I would even call her – healer. Her big truth was this, “Most of our mental anguish is caused by the stories we tell ourselves about a situation, not by the situation itself.”

We explored that along with:
-How to navigate our mental stories and land in the present moment.
-The paradox of choices and how that impacts decision making.
-Using your body for guidance to prevent anxiety.
-Using your eyes to REALLY see
-What being “appropriate” means in our times
-How age affects our concept of beauty
-And she shared a few excerpts from her most recent book that were super beautiful.

This was a fiery conversation – enjoy and share!

About Geneen Roth:

Geneen Roth is the author of ten books, including the New York Times bestsellers When Food Is Love, Lost and Found, and Women Food and God, as well as The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It. She has been teaching groundbreaking workshops and retreats for over thirty years and has appeared on numerous national shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, the Today show, Good Morning America, and The View. She lives in California with charms of hummingbirds; her husband Matt; and Izzy the fabulous, eating-disordered dog. For more information about her work, please visit

What You’ll Hear:

5:29 Our mental stories and landing in the present moment
18:30 The paradox of choices + making decisions
27:51 This Messy Magnificent Life + Geneen’s writing process
35:32 On being ‘appropriate’ and age affecting the concept of beauty
42:46 A no-complaining practice + judgements against our bodies
54:30 Complaining vs. spiritual bypassing

This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth
Autobiography of an Orgasm by Betsy Blankenbaker

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