Meet Holistic Health Coach Elissa Goodman!
Today I want to introduce the most amazing and inspirational Holistic Health Coach of all time, Elissa Goodman. I am so blessed to be able to share her story about her health and fitness approach and of course her beautiful heart.
Elissa Goodman is an Integrative Holistic Nutritionist and cleanse expert based in Los Angeles, California. She believes proper nutrition is vital to living a fulfilled existence, and specializes in helping people achieve optimum health levels through cleansing and nutrition. Furthermore, she says that people are a product of the things they eat and the way they treat themselves.
Elissa takes 5 minutes to share with us her fitness food ethos.
- What fitness activity do you schedule into your daily routine to keep healthy?
I’m little obsessed with hot power yoga. Yoga is not just about working out for me, even though my body has completely changed since doing it. I feel leaner, stronger and I have less cellulite. ;) Yoga is about trying to find peace and tranquillity amongst my very hectic lifestyle with work and a family full of young adults. The meditation and deep breathing helps relieve my stress and keeps my mind uncluttered and focused. I come out of yoga filled with creative ideas and a sense I can handle and accomplish anything.
2. Describe your dream meal – what could we expect to find on your plate?
My dream meal is most likely vegan and gluten free. It would consist of a vegan protein option, a gluten free grain and unlimited veggies. I have become a big fan of fermented foods and especially the ones with a high amount of protein. I make a Tempeh Fricassee with Mushrooms and Leeks that is amazing! Here is the recipe - https://elissagoodman.com/dinner/tempeh-fricassee-with-leeks-mushroom/ I always serve a raw salad with various leafy greens and colourful veggies too.
- Who is your go to style icon – who have you always admired for their style, and why?
This is a very hard question to answer, because I LOVE fashion! I love Coco Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, but the one designer that stands out for me is Ralph Lauren. I grew up in the Southwest (Arizona) and I owned and showed horses for many years. I was definitely a western sporty girl and he did this kind of style in such an elegant, classy and beautiful way.
- What’s a childhood habit or mannerism that has followed you into adulthood?
My childhood habit is that I’m a clean and neat freak! My mother used to have us not only do a Spring house cleaning, but a Fall one as well. That meant cleaning all cupboards and closets, and throwing out things we hadn’t used in the last year. My whole family goes crazy when I get into this mode, but the house is clean and uncluttered. That is why I love this quote -
"The mind is like a room that is always full with all sorts of stuff. There is no free space there. When the mind is emptied of this stuff, it becomes filled with peace of mind.”
- Name three things you can’t leave the house without and why?
My phone is a no brainer, because I’m addicted to sharing my lifestyle and food pics on my social media platforms! It doesn’t make for good dinner conversation or intimacy…yikes! I don’t leave home without my money. I carry a certain amount of cash with me everywhere I go, because I like the reminder of my intention to manifest money in my life. I can’t leave home without my Flower Essence Yarrow Environmental Solutions. Yarrow Environmental Solution is a highly beneficial blend of flower essences and whole plant tinctures in a sea salt base. Its purpose is to strengthen and protect against me from other peoples energy fields and the toxic environmental influences like radiation from TV’s, computers, electromagnetic fields, airplane flights, and noises from sirens, helicopters, horns, etc. It’s incredible product to use if you are going into a large group of people.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Elissa! Your story is so touching and inspiring!
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