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Kathy Freston  

NY Times Bestselling Author The Lean, Veganist, Quantum Wellness

Kathy Freston is a New York Times best-selling author with a concentration on healthy living and conscious eating.

Her books include Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World; Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness; The Quantum Wellness Cleanse: The 21 Day Essential Guide to Healing Your Body, Mind, and Spirit; and The One: Discovering the Secrets of Soul Mate Love and Expect a Miracle: 7 Spiritual Steps to Finding the Right Relationship. Her newest book is THE LEAN: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss (Weinstein Books). Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Dean Ornish penned the introductions for two of her books, and her work has garnered accolades from such respected names as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Neal Barnard, Marianne Williamson, and Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Freston has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Ellen, The Dr. Oz Show, The View, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, The Martha Stewart Show, and Extra, and also on OWN. Her work has been featured notably in Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Self, W, and Fitness. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

Freston promotes a body/mind/spirit approach to health and happiness that includes a concentration on healthy diet, emotional introspection, spiritual practice, and loving relationships, among other tenets. Her work is focused on providing guidance for conscious and healthy living in our increasingly busy world. Freston continually cites the proven value of "leaning into" change and the benefits of "progress, not perfection."

In O Magazine, Oprah Winfrey wrote, "Kathy Freston struck a nerve for me by speaking of a higher level of awareness, what she calls "spiritual integrity"… Kathy cautions that the way to full consciousness isn't to give up every poor choice at once. She says, Lean into it. Don't try to break a lifetime of bad habits overnight. I'm leaning."

On her show, Ellen Degeneres said, "I can't tell you how much [Quantum,Wellness] has changed my life for the better."

And Dr. Dean Ornish says, "Kathy Freston has years of experience inspiring people to make intensive changes in diet and lifestyle that helped transform their lives for the better. Kathy's approach is multidimensional and multifactorial, a powerful blend of what works and why."

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A Conversation with Kathy Freston

Kathy Freston believes that true wellness is more than just about not being sick.

It's about having the energy to face everyday life and its challenges. It's about having the awareness that your life experience is part of a much larger picture, one that involves the lives of everyone and everything else that inhabits this world. Having this awareness is essential to experiencing a healthy life. But does achieving this healthier lifestyle mean completely altering our habits in one drastic step?

Not according to Kathy. In this interactive and illuminating talk, Kathy shows how to make and commit to small diet and lifestyle changes that, over time, yield unexpectedly significant results-something as simple as swapping in nondairy milk for cow's milk, eating an apple a day, or having an afternoon power shake. These changes propel you almost effortlessly into a forward momentum of ever more healthy choices, and work together to bolster your progress. All you need is the willingness to take just one step.

Kathy's presentations teach you how to achieve your best health possible; to point yourself in the direction of growth, to train yourself to get comfortable with your highest potential and to take the necessary steps to support whatever shifts are required.

And it's not about being pure or strict; it's about being informed and having fun while living according to values like kindness and thoughtfulness. Kathy believes in progress, not perfection, and shows you how to take those important first steps towards a truly healthier and kinder life.

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