Spending time in nature, contemplating my tiny role in the greater universe, is the third strategy. I happen to be very spiritual in my beliefs. I realize that I’m here for a purpose, albeit a tiny one in the big picture. I’m fortunate to have discovered early on that my purpose is to help others love and believe in themselves. When I focus on that purpose, not just myself or my challenges, my heart lifts. It’s easy then to move forward.

The term Blue Zones has been used to describe places where people live long and healthy lives. What exactly does it take to live a long and healthy life? What is the science and the secret behind longevity and life extension? In this series, we are talking to medical experts, wellness experts, and longevity experts to share “5 Things You Need To Live A Long, Healthy, & Happy Life”. As a part of this series, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Juli Kramer.

Dr. Juli Kramer is the founder of Radiant Shenti, as well as a certified qigong, meditation, and TCM beauty secrets instructor. She holds a diploma in Chinese Medicine Nutritional Therapy and multiple certificates in Chinese medicine and face reading. Juli also has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Counseling Psychology.

Thank you so much for joining us! Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’?

Thank you for having me! The information I’m going to share comes from Chinese Medicine, so here’s how I came to this powerful healing modality. Chinese medicine was not something I set out to practice from a young age. In fact, I discovered its incredible healing and wellness benefits later in life when I needed them most.

In many ways, Chinese medicine found me as much as I found it!

Up until then, my career had been as a teacher and in leadership roles working with mostly teenage students. If you asked me 15 years ago if I would be teaching about Chinese medicine to improve people’s health and happiness and even saving their lives, I don’t think I could have imagined it.

But then, Traditional Chinese Medicine saved my life.

During my early 40s, I experienced severe gynecological problems with awful physical symptoms. My doctor’s solution was a microwave treatment. I asked the question, “But aren’t my symptoms telling me something?” She said it was fine to simply make the symptoms go away. My doctor’s reply shocked me.

I knew there must be a better way. I immediately began researching and looking for alternative healthcare methods and soon discovered Traditional Chinese Medicine. Now, every day I help people discover how to live a long, healthy, and happy life, whether working with my members, AARP and Insight Timer students, or other groups.

I’m fortunate to have tapped into the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine almost 20 years ago.

Can you share with us the most interesting story from your career? Can you tell us what lessons or ‘takeaways’ you learned from that?

As an educator it’s hard to select a most interesting story, there are so many. (Like trekking with llamas, harvesting oranges for people in need, charting the stars on a snowy mountain, etc. — all with my students.)

I’ll share a story that fuels my current passion.

I helped start a private high school in Colorado from 2010–2016. When I ate my lunch of steamed rice overflowing with cooked vegetables, my students reacted with comments such as, “Gross!” “How can you eat that?” “Ugh.” That was if they could tear themselves away from opening their packages of pastries, microwaved pizza, or chips.

Once that school was up and running, I moved to Shanghai from 2016 to 2018 to help start the new western high school division of Soong Ching Ling School. While I had done research in Western Australia, this time was the first I’d worked out of the country.

In Shanghai, my students would say things like, “That smells so good!” “I wish I could have some.” “Ooh, what are you eating?” While the school provided a similar hot lunch, they were such connoisseurs of vegetables and nourishing food, my food smelled and looked even better. What a difference!

This experience, and others I had living in Shanghai, further convinced me that people in the West were needlessly suffering and dying. Every day I was in awe of how much people understood about their own bodies, health, and longevity.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

While it might sound trite, I must first mention two family members. First, my husband. He has supported my crazy adventures and constant need to learn more and help the world. Second, my daughter. She listens and learns along with me, helping me overcome many of the barriers towards new ways of thinking about health.

The next most influential person is Dr. Bruce Uhrmacher. I first met Bruce when our sons went to school and did Cub Scouts together. Talking at an event one day, I shared that I wished I had my PhD. I had so many questions and wanted to make an even more positive difference in the world. He said just do it.

We talked about options at the University of Denver, where he’s a professor. I enrolled first in the Counseling Psychology program, through which I earned my cognate. However, when the program wouldn’t allow me to conduct qualitative research, I turned to Bruce. He said to transfer over to the Curriculum and Instruction program since both were in the College of Education.

I did so and never looked back. Bruce was a tremendous mentor, always getting me into “trouble” by telling everyone who needed help creating a program that I was the person. Whether the Denver Art Museum, the Counter Terrorism Education Learning Lab, a community starting a new school, or others, Bruce knew I could help people clarify and realize their dreams. He also opened my eyes to Elliot Eisner and Nel Noddings, his professors from Stanford, who embraced the artistry and caring/loving aspects of education.

You are a successful leader. Which three character traits do you think were most instrumental to your success? Can you please share a story or example for each?

Resilience, creativity, and compassion.

Resilience — Whether needing to be resilient myself, or inspiring resilience in my students, this trait keeps you moving forward. Since shifting from the realm of education to starting my own business, I’ve wanted to quit many times. However, I haven’t because I know resilience is key. To help me, I have a colleague on her own start-up journey, Rita Ludwig, founder of the Finding Joy Gift Shop. Rita and I meet weekly to keep each other accountable, as well as to support each other through the bumps in the road.

Creativity — Creativity has infused my entire professional life. When trying to figure out how to help students connect with issues during the Civil War, designing visual arts lessons for 4- to 94-year-olds, or literally building a new school from no more than the dreams of a community, tapping into best creative practices has helped me find solutions. Plus, it also makes work much more fun.

My skill at editing videos, a significant part of my current work, came from nurturing my students’ creative expression through movie production. I remember vividly movies they created about their learning experiences. Whether drawing their audience in by focusing on the colors that moved them on a trip to Yellowstone, sharing details about community service work in Moab, or teaching about the tide pools in the Pacific Northwest, each video was unique and impactful.

Compassion — Nothing in life matters more than understanding that each person we encounter is precious and deserving of compassion. I didn’t always act in this way, especially in my 20’s. I was often too concerned about what I had to accomplish, and the people I cared about sometimes took a backseat.

Don’t get me wrong, people always came first. I just wasn’t as skilled at seeing the fears and hurt behind people’s actions. Inspiration to act with more compassion came from my father. I had learned from him that your business grows only as much as the people working for you grow. Therefore, I worked hard to figure out how to care for people better.

My master’s thesis focused on understanding employees’ motivations, and my doctoral dissertation examined the role of caring teachers in helping students feel competent, strong, and creative. My research provided insights into how to nurture people in a skilled and compassionate way. I continue to work on and practice these methods.

Ok, thank you for all that. Now let’s shift to the main focus of our interview about health and longevity. To begin, can you share with our readers a bit about why you are an authority in the fields of health, wellness, and longevity? In your opinion, what is your unique contribution to the world of wellness?

I feel so humbled to answer this question. I know that I stand on the shoulders of giants, my teachers who trained and inspired me. The technical answer is that I began my studies into Chinese medicine in 2005 and hold several certificates in Chinese medicine, have a diploma in Chinese Medicine Nutritional Therapy, am a certified Qigong instructor, and have been trained to do Chinese medicine face reading. I have also been practicing qigong since 2008 and teaching qigong since 2019.

At its core, Chinese medicine is all about longevity. It originated from the Daoist focus on living as long as possible, in harmony with nature. It further developed through thousands of years of written case studies by imperial physicians.

Since the second half of the 20th century, western research methods have supported what practitioners have known for millennia — Chinese medicine and medical qigong keep people healthy and flourishing well into old age. The concepts are applied throughout China, Japan, South Korea, and other parts of Asia, and you can see the results in their populations.

My unique contribution is that as an educator, I can break down the complicated concepts of Chinese medicine into language people in the west understand. Also, having lived in Shanghai, I witnessed what a healthy culture looks and acts like. Health and longevity infuse all aspects of life. I have a vision of what healthy communities can be.

Additionally, Chinese medicine allows me to see longevity across the lifespan. People often only begin thinking about living a long healthy life in their 40s. However, longevity starts in your 20s, if not earlier, and I help people see the connection between their 20- and 90-year-old selves.

Furthermore, I help people realize that many western ideas of “healthy aging” harm your body and prevent you from living an independent, pain-free life. For example, you will often see articles bragging about some 80-year-old running a marathon. That’s what people then aspire to. Unfortunately, too often this “push harder” mentality leads to serious surgeries, weakened internal organs, and loss of independence in later life.

Finally, I bring the compassion developed during my years as an educator to the process. Whether training professionals or working directly with students, I inspire acceptance of students or clients where they are. You must work with the person sitting in front of you. No matter people’s current struggles, they overflow with untapped potential.

Seekers throughout history have traveled great distances and embarked on mythical quests in search of the “elixir of life,” a mythical potion said to cure all diseases and give eternal youth. Has your search for health, vitality, and longevity taken you on any interesting paths or journeys? We’d love to hear the story.

Definitely, but only since I found out that I was on a journey. Most of my life, I focused on the western idea of being healthy. I didn’t see the big picture that what I do now affects my older self. I taught aerobics and weight training, ran marathons, did biathlons and triathlons, and perfected my skill skiing bumps (or moguls). All these forms of exercise age and injure the body. Believe me, I suffered over the years in pursuit of my “health.”

My first clue to the power of Chinese medicine was a tuina massage I had in Sydney, Australia. Normally, after a western massage, I felt “off.” I wasn’t as relaxed as I hoped. My muscles were still tense. Then I had a tuina massage and my entire body vibrated and tingled. My muscles were just right, and I felt refreshed.

After finding Chinese medicine, I discovered why this massage was so different. The principles of Qi energy and opening meridians (channels of energy) moving through the body were clear to me. That increased my desire to learn more.

As a result, I felt motivated to accept the job in Shanghai. While living there, I traveled all over the country. I visited “foot fix” places, learned gua sha techniques, and did qigong and dance exercises at the parks in many cities. Every night I exercised in the park in my neighborhood and explored acupuncture and other healing modalities in Chinese hospitals.

Additionally, I visited Thailand, South Korea, and Japan. In each place I went, I made a point to experience how the locals applied Chinese medicine concepts. I soaked in hot mineral baths in South Korea and Japan. I experienced Thai massage and foot care in Thailand and ate foods in combinations designed for longevity in each country.

In the end, what I learned everywhere is that longevity lives in your body. You have an innate ability to heal, especially when you live in alignment with nature and use the natural world to keep healthy. That means lots of fresh air, whole foods, and time spent outdoors.

Based on your research or experience, can you please share your “5 Things You Need To Live A Long & Healthy Life”? (Please share a story or an example for each)

Five Things to Live a Long and Healthy Life

1. Eat only cooked food after 50 years of age

2. Eat according to the seasons

3. Walk 100 steps after every meal

4. Move every hour (every half hour is better)

5. Do gentle exercises with breathing, twisting, bending, stretching, balancing, and meditation (e.g., qigong, tai chi, or yoga) at least five days a week (every day is better).

The premise behind all these recommendations comes from the Chinese medicine concepts of qi and blood. All health comes from clear, unblocked movement of energy and fluids in the body. The first step is to make sure the body can produce enough blood and qi. The second step is to ensure the body is free from stagnation, so energy and fluids move with ease.

People who address these two points experience greater mental clarity, youthful movement, balanced emotions, and vibrant energy for a long, healthy, and happy life.

My contribution for the “5 Things You Need to Do to Live a Long, Healthy, & Happy Life” are rooted in these two main principles to maintain health.

1. Eat only cooked whole foods after 50 years of age

One of the most challenging health habits to change for people in the west is to eat only cooked food. Eating this way most of your life is ideal, but it’s critical after 50 years of age. I know that’s contrary to what many people in the west think is healthy eating, as well as hard to implement.

It took me about 6 months to change my mindset, but I cannot overstate the changes in my own health. I no longer buy boxes of tissues for a stuffy nose, have aches and pains all over my body, or look in the mirror and wonder where my younger body went.

Raw food has two weaknesses from a Chinese medicine perspective.

Most important is the body’s inability to draw sufficient nutrients from the food. As people age, their spleen and stomach have less energy and generate less heat to digest food. When food is cooked, the body can absorb more nutrients and thus create blood and energy.

Western studies confuse people because they state that raw foods have more nutrients.

While that may be true outside the body, if the body cannot properly digest the food, these nutrients pass through as waste. When food is cooked, the process of making nutrients digestible is almost complete. The spleen and stomach can finish processing the food and therefore pass more beneficial nutrients to the small intestine for absorption.

The second problem of raw food is that people do not eat sufficient quantities to receive the nutrients they need. For example, let’s say a portion for nutritional benefits consists of one cup of cooked greens. When people eat a bowl of kale salad, the amount of kale would not cook down to one cup. It most often would only cook to ½ cup. The same holds true for many other cooked vegetables.

Cold drinks and foods also cause problems with digestion and prevent nutrient absorption, because they weaken digestion.

2. Eat according to the seasons

Not all foods are good for the body all year. When people eat the same foods all year, their body cannot create a balanced microbiome. Gut health ensures that the body produces enough blood and qi. If impaired, people age more rapidly.

Before moving to China, I had read about research on seasonal eating. However, I didn’t have an overall framework of how seasonal eating, so I found my motivation to eat this way lacking.

Then I lived in a place where eating according to the seasons was the norm.

Even though Shanghai is the 3rd most populous city on the planet, farms fringe the metropolis and buying fresh food proved easy. Because most of the food came from local farmers, I experienced what it meant to eat according to the seasons first-hand.

Some examples include the following. Fresh jujubes, longan fruit, and pomegranates graced markets and carts each fall. Vendors sold roasted chestnuts and meats in the winter. Osmanthus blossoms sweetened rice porridge in the spring. Fresh watermelon juice carts filled the streets in summer. These foods supported the nutritional tasks of each season accordingly.

Spring is the body’s natural time to detoxify. Lots of cooked green foods support the liver and lungs to clear the heat and fats from the winter. People should focus on releasing the internal heat that was essential to stay warm during the colder weather. If they don’t, they can create excess phlegm that creates stagnation and a sub-health state. Well-cooked porridges, such as rice, millet, and coix seeds, help nourish the body and clear the heat as well.

Summer invites people to eat a rainbow of colored foods. Ideally, the diet should consist mostly of plants and well-cooked grains. Meats generate too much heat and should not grace the menu but 1–2 times per week. Steaming and lightly sautéing foods keeps people cool, which helps cognitive functioning, not just during the summer but over the course of the year. Continuing to eat grains in smaller quantities helps this process as well.

Fall is a time to begin drawing in and letting go. People should start adding a bit more meat to the diet. Adding more soups to the diet as well helps add nutrients and warmth, so the qi and blood are plentiful and flow with ease during colder weather. More root vegetables also help the body prepare for the cold weather ahead.

Eating more meat, roasted foods, stews, and soups helps clear stagnation and prevent cold extremities. Many people experience cold hands and feet during the winter. These indicate a sub-health state that reduces longevity. It also suggests the likelihood of depression, anxiety, and fear because the body does not have sufficient nutrients to balance physically or emotionally.

3. Walk 100 steps after every meal.

The ancient Daoists and Chinese medicine practitioners say that if you walk 100 steps after every meal, you can live to 99. As described above, without healthy digestion, the body cannot live long. Essential nutrients are missing.

Walking 100 steps after every meal strengthens digestion. It also gets the energy and fluids moving throughout the body, boosting strength and enhancing positive emotions.

Each day after lunch, I was the only westerner walking along with many Chinese teachers at the school where I worked. Every evening, as I went to the park for qigong or dance exercise, I passed the same three older gentleman taking their evening walk after dinner. Only the strongest of rains kept them from their walk. I also saw parents walking with their children and couples walking hand-in-hand.

I brought this habit back to the states with me. My husband and I walk each evening after dinner. Sadly, we rarely see anyone without a dog taking a walk. If we do, these neighbors speak Chinese, Korean, or Hindi. Yes, we walk in some pretty crazy weather, but even on warm evenings the path in the park is relatively empty.

Since Covid, we’ve seen more people walking, which is exciting. Sometimes it takes a drastic experience to change behavior. It’s such an easy step to take to increase your longevity. You don’t even have to leave your house. Walking 100 steps inside is a great start.

4. Move every hour (every half hour is better)

Western research is finally catching up with what the ancients discovered thousands of years ago: sitting is a killer.

Research abounds calling sitting the new smoking. Unfortunately, the dominant western model for exercise communicates that exercising once a day is sufficient. Small inroads to break this mindset increase each year, but people, especially older people, still believe the old paradigm.

If people do simple twisting, bending, stretching, and balancing exercises each hour (better if they do it every half hour), they will clear stagnation. Their emotions and physical well-being will thrive because qi and blood flow with ease and get where they need to go to continually heal and energize the body.

Qigong and yoga offer hundreds of movements people can sprinkle throughout their day.

Again, while living in Shanghai, I came across an amazing book, Keeping Fit the Chinese Way. It consists of hundreds of exercises to do while cleaning the house, working in the office, riding public transportation, caring for the kids, etc. I started peppering these movements throughout my day.

As a result, I stopped feeling like a 10-ton weight came down on me in the afternoon. I also improved my eyesight, didn’t get grouchy, and stopped having “neck tension” headaches. I have since made dozens of videos of these and other quick qigong exercises people can do.

5. Do gentle exercises with breathing, twisting, bending, stretching, balancing, and meditation at least five days a week (every day is better)

When the martial arts and qigong masters came to the west in the 1900s, they couldn’t understand why western exercises had little to no twisting movements. Asian forms of exercise are ancient and come from a time when practitioners were closely tied to the natural world. They observed and noticed how living things thrived in nature and brought these insights to human practice. They also noted the critical role of the internal organs in health and longevity.

These ancient forms of exercise focus on youthful movement across the lifespan.

The results are astounding. I’m a Disney fan. Yes, probably not what you expected to read. I just love the creativity of the resorts. It blows my mind how the designers and artists push boundaries with their imaginations. Anyway, back on track. I lived near the Shanghai Disney Resort and had a season pass. I saw old, very old, people climbing stairs, walking all day back and forth through the park, and doing qigong with Chip and Dale.

Contrast that with my experience at Walt Disney World. I sometimes couldn’t move because of the motorized scooters. Most heartbreaking was the number of young people, 20s and 30s, in scooters. These poor people could not move their own bodies with ease and suffered needlessly.

Youthful movement across the lifespan is attainable. In fact, it’s easier to achieve than the western ideal body image touted in the media. Several ancient forms of exercise support this goal.

Examples include Lian Gong Shi Ba Fa (a series of three set of 18 Essential Daily movements researched extensively in the 1970s in China), Baduanjin (Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade), the Five Animal Frolics, or other ancient qigong, taiji (tai chi), and yoga kriyas and flows.

All these practices have you twist, bend, and stretch the torso and limbs. This type of movement massages your internal organs and clears blockages in the channels and blood vessels.

They also synchronize breath with movement, increasing lung capacity and the intake of air qi (essential for health). Additionally, the lungs fortify immunity according to Chinese medicine, preventing illness and disease. Even western research demonstrates that the lungs remove 70% of the body’s toxins. Therefore, strong lungs help improve health overall.

Additionally, each form of exercise includes guided meditations and/or mental imagery that take people away from worrying. They calm the mind. Many also connect people to healing colors and images from nature which increase happiness and a sense of perspective. This last point is essential for mental and physical well-being. It is said in Chinese medicine that the seven emotions can harm the body when left unchecked. Meditation calms the emotions.

Can you suggest a few things needed to live a life filled with happiness, joy, and meaning?

I’d love to. Firstly, for happiness and joy, it’s helpful to know that, in Chinese medicine, imbalanced emotions cause disease and mental health problems. The good news is that you can skillfully balance your emotions. The exercises mentioned above ensure you can keep your organs healthy. Each organ relates to a pair of emotions, and when they are healthy you let go of the negative emotions and retain the healthy ones.

  • Lungs: Imbalanced = loss, grief, and sorrow; Balanced = dignity, integrity, and courage
  • Kidneys: Imbalanced = fear, loneliness; Balanced = self-confidence and inner strength
  • Liver: Imbalanced = anger, frustration, impatience; Balanced = kindness and compassion
  • Heart: Imbalanced = nervousness, excessive joy, and anxiety; Balanced = joy, contentment, and tranquility
  • Spleen = Imbalanced = overthinking, obsessiveness, and worry; Balanced = trust and openness

Now you can understand why caring for your internal organs helps your mind, body, and spirit.

To find meaning, the best advice from Chinese medicine is to stay mentally in the present. Worrying about the past or the future robs you of gratitude for what you have right now.

You cannot focus on the breeze blowing through the trees on a sunny day, the way your body works hard to partner with you to keep you healthy (even when you’re sick, your body is trying so hard to help you get better), or the laughter of a child or grandchild. Being rooted in the present clears the mind to focus on what truly matters. Your mind clears the clutter and can find the purpose and meaning for your unique soul.

Some argue that longevity is genetic, while others say that living a long life is simply a choice. What are your thoughts on this nature vs. nurture debate? Which is more important?

Interestingly, I have a great story around this issue. I was adopted when I was 6 days old. Miraculously, my birth family found me 51 years later. It turns out I have a brother by the same parents. My brother’s and my emotional similarities and career paths almost mirror each other. Additionally, I have enjoyment of physical activity like my birth father, as well as the intellectual curiosity and academic tendencies as my brother and father.

These insights support the nature debate.

However, from there differences emerge. Numerous health problems plague my birth parents, brought on by lifestyle choices, diet, and preferred healthcare modality. I don’t have the same concerns because I have found Chinese medicine and live in harmony with my body’s natural healing blueprint.

So, my answer is that both play a role, but nurture is incredibly important.

For example, your family may have a predisposition to balding or premature graying, but if you eat the right foods, exercise for the seasons, and keep the mind clear and calm, the genes for these tendencies might never be activated. The same is true for cancer, heart disease, obesity, etc.

In Chinese medicine we refer to your genetic predisposition as your congenital body constitution. There are nine types. If you make lifestyle and dietary choices to strengthen the weak areas of your constitution and minimize the harmful aspects, you can live a long, healthy, and happy life. You are not “doomed” to suffer just because you came into the world a certain way. You have tons of control.

In the East, it’s easier to make the changes you need because you grow up learning how to interpret signs and symptoms. In the West, if you adopt this health model, it will take some time to learn what to look for, but you can do it. You will enjoy strong mental, emotional, and spiritual health as you age as a result.

Please remember, you will age, and that’s a good thing. You will weaken over time as your body parts tire from use. However, along the way you will feel greater peace because you know what to expect on your journey.

Life sometimes takes us on paths that are challenging. How have you managed to bounce back from setbacks in order to cultivate physical, mental, and emotional health?

One of the tools that I mentioned earlier is living in the present. When I have suffered losses, felt horribly embarrassed, or crippled by despondency, I center myself in gratitude for the present moment.

A second powerful tool is to fully experience and learn from my emotions. Both through my doctoral work in counseling psychology and with Chinese medicine, I have learned that emotions teach you important lessons. At the most difficult moments, I have fallen down sobbing on the floor, allowing my body, mind, and spirit to feel the pain. I didn’t shut off expression of the emotion. In some cases, it took multiple years to learn the lessons needed. Periodic bursts of crying and succumbing to the feelings showed me I had more to discover and release.

Spending time in nature, contemplating my tiny role in the greater universe, is the third strategy. I happen to be very spiritual in my beliefs. I realize that I’m here for a purpose, albeit a tiny one in the big picture. I’m fortunate to have discovered early on that my purpose is to help others love and believe in themselves. When I focus on that purpose, not just myself or my challenges, my heart lifts. It’s easy then to move forward.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Do you have a story about how that was relevant in your life?

My favorite quote is a saying that originated from a Chinese proverb. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” comes from Laozi, who scholars believe wrote the Daoist work, the Dao De Jing. (Sometimes the quote is mistakenly attributed to Confucius.)

This quote has guided every single challenge I’ve embraced. During my days of marathon training, it took on a literal meaning. For my business and educational endeavors, it reminds me that to get anything accomplished, I need to start.

The intention of the quote mirrors another Chinese saying that “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.” To manifest change, accomplish your goals, etc., you need to start now. Get your feet out from under you, take that first step, and keep going.

You are a person of enormous influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

My current mission and all my efforts are aimed at starting a movement to help people reclaim the power of their bodies to heal. I want people to realize that food is medicine, movement heals, and that your body constantly strives towards a healthy state.

I imagine a time when people won’t have to struggle with debilitating emotional or physical states. They will recognize early symptoms of imbalance and have the tools necessary to nip problems in the bud. I hope to spread this message and the skills necessary to make it a reality.

At the very least, I hope to fight the disease of sitting. I want to inspire people to move more often, including moving outside in nature. This simple action can help people lead healthy, happy, and long lives.

What is the best way for our readers to continue to follow your work online?

Readers can become a subscriber to receive my newsletter or become a member. Members enjoy personal interactions with me and the other amazing people who teach for Radiant Shenti, plus so much more. I’m also on Insight Timer and have a YouTube Channel with free weekly videos helping you put the principles described in this interview into action.

This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for the time you spent on this. We wish you only continued success.


  • Savio Clemente

    Board Certified Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC, ACC), Media Journalist, #1 Best-selling Author, Podcaster, and Stage 3 Cancer Survivor

    The Human Resolve LLC

    Savio P. Clemente is a Board Certified Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC, ACC), media journalist, #1 best-selling author, podcaster, stage 3 cancer survivor, and founder of The Human Resolve LLCHe coaches cancer survivors and ambitious industry leaders to amplify their impact, attract media attention, and make their voice heard. He inspires them to get busy living in mind, body, and spirit and to cultivate resilience in their mindset.

    Savio has interviewed notable celebrities and TV personalities and has been invited to cover numerous industry events throughout the U.S. and abroad.  His mission is to provide clients, listeners, and viewers alike with tangible takeaways on how to lead a truly healthy, wealthy, and wise lifestyle.