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Sustainable Wellness vs Health Extremism with guest Jenny Mahan

This week, I'm talking with health coach and registered nurse, Jenny Mahan, about the difference between creating sustainable wellness practices versus buying into the health extremism that has consumed our culture.

About Jenny

Jenny Mahan is a Registered Nurse, certified Health and Wellness Coach, and owner of Pine Creek Wellness. She helps folks to reclaim their health, so they can feel better and do what matters most to them. Jenny believes in adding in holistic nourishment, starting with delight, and ditching diet culture and food and health extremism. No diets. No shaming. No "shoulds." Hers is a Health at Every Size, body positive, Lifestyle Medicine approach to reaching health goals—emphasizing healthy behaviors, habits, and mindsets that go far beyond the conventional (and damaging) focus on weight loss at any cost.

Jenny lives in far northern Wisconsin near the shores of Lake Superior with her husband and son on a tiny spring-fed, Northwoods-shaded tributary of Pine Creek where they garden, raise chickens, make maple syrup, and live in their self-built small, passive solar, energy efficient home.

She is an author, gardener, singer-songwriter, and master soap artisan. Jenny is passionate about promoting local sustainable agriculture and food justice, and enjoys hiking, canoeing, hammocking, preserving the harvest from the garden, and a zillion other crafty, DIY, and outdoorsy things. When she's not working you can find her curled up with a book in the hammock, unless it’s snowing (which it does 7 or 8 months out of the year on Pine Creek), in which case she's likely sitting by the fire knitting.

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Music credit: Pretend by Malyssa Bellarosa is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.



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