A reader shared this video with me and it literally lit me on fire! And every one that comes after it in the series is SO inspirational – I watched about 9 in a row:

Hope they move you, excite you, inspire you, like they did me! Click here to watch all the episodes.

The series is called:
Second Act: Real stories celebrating life, passion and reinvention

These videos are particularly meaningful for me, because last year a TV producer in L.A. asked me if I would like to do my own show. She said, “No budget, no restrictions, you can do anything you want, what would be your dream show?”

After much thought and connecting to my gut, I told her I would like to do a show about people who have somehow gathered the motivation and courage to change their lives, leave the “rat race” and are now living meaningful, fulfilling lives – in whatever form that takes for them. And explore WHAT went into them being able to implement such radical change. And of course, show how they are living and what they are doing, how their lives have changed.

Well, that project didn’t work out (for a number of reasons), but look! Now Yahoo is doing this show that’s similar in spirit to what I most wanted to see! And, although short, I think they’ve done a great job with it.

Soar higher,
p.s. you don’t have to sit through the Yoplait ad at the end every time, just click the next video in line and it will start.

Follow Your Gut And Change Your Life

7 thoughts on “Follow Your Gut And Change Your Life

  • WOW!! Watched a bunch. Definitely inspiring. Clicks a light on in rooms of my heart I didn’t know were there.

    Maybe one day I’ll walk into one….

  • Living simple has been around for ages but it became a trend about 30 years ago when a book came out called Voluntary Simplicity. It was popular mainly among the rich wanting to liberate themselves from enslavement to a job and the pursuit of status symbols. The poor, the artist, the environmentalist, the spiritualist, the adventurous… were already living this kind of lifestyle by choice or by necessity. For a lot of people, change is part of their lives and they wouldn’t have any other way. It is natural for them to change jobs, residences, ways of thinking… and if they are with a partner who feels the same, great, otherwise they easily move on to something else. Sympathetic detachment mixed with love and respect for life. Some people live one life in their lifetime while others like living many lives .

  • Wow Nicole! I couldn’t have said it better! And yes, if your partner is not willing to shift or change, that does indeed make things difficult. But as Phil Doran writes in his memoir “The Reluctant Tuscan” (where his wife dragged him out of suburbia and off to Tuscany to experience a better way of life), “Where did her right to have her dream end and mine begin?”

  • I was just wonder if you recommend a full elemental diet for someone struggling with constipation? I love absorb plus! I was wondering also if there was a limit to how much protein someone can intake in a day, because I’ve lost 30 pounds because of a pathegon and I also have been constipated ever since then. I’m on your protocol to eliminate it now and I don’t digest my food well so I want to drink about 5 shakes a day if it’s ok for people with constipation and if the protein count isn’t to high for one day. Because I here to much protein is bad for your liver but I’m not sure. Thanks Jini!

  • Full instructions and what to add to your shakes if constipated are here:


    You can take up to 3 times your weight in kg (in grams) of protein. For example, if you weigh 50 kg, you can take 150 grams of protein per day. More is needed for disease repair, growing children, etc. though.

    If you take too much, you will just pee it out. Over time, if you take a lot more than you need, this could be hard on your liver.

  • Thanks Jini! I weigh about 60kg so that would be 180g of protein for someone not in a disease state, but for myself how much higher should I go to help me heal?

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