037: How to Make Self-Care “Non-Negotiable” Through Cooking – with Carly Pollack (part 1 of 5)

By October 30, 2018February 18th, 2019The Simplifiers Podcast

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One of my very favorite things to do, is introduce you to a few of the undercover superheroes in my life, right here on the podcast. The people who’ve helped me and inspired me and well… are just all-stars in their zone of genius.


My guest, Carly Pollack, is going to simplify self-care, and show us how to make it non-negotiable.

Lord knows, you’re on the go. You don’t need another person to tell you to go get a pedicure. This episode goes a LOT deeper than that.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The difference between resources and resourcefulness – how to take what you’ve got access to and create abundance and opportunity in your life
  • Simple, practical tips on how to incorporate self-care in to your busy life
  • What part nutrition and conscious eating plays, and where to begin
  • More about The 5 Pillars of Self-Care:
    • Cooking
    • Exercise and/or moving your body
    • Meditation
    • Sleeping
    • Silence

Carly is a straight shooter and a dear friend of mine. I hope you find our conversation refreshing, raw, real and inspiring, especially if you’re feeling a bit burnt out and frazzled around the edges in life right now.

Let’s #DoTheThing.

My challenge for you this week:

What can you put in place to make self-care non-negotiable for you? Maybe start thinking about the food you put into your body, and how you prepare your meals. Make a simple list, and see where it takes you.

Share it with me, privately or publicly, by snapping a photo of you doing the thing and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Book: Medical medium books collection set – Anthony William

Meditation: Neelakantha Meditation

Book: Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers – Revised Edition – Robert M. Sapolsky

Carly’s online program: End Emotional Eating – a 4 week program. 50% discount with this link!

App: Headspace – meditation tool

App: Calm – meditation tool

Favorite quotes from this episode:

[19:23] “There’s 15 million things I could be doing for my business at all times that, you know, that would make me feel like there’s just not enough time in the day for self-care.” – Carly

[19:53] “We only have three resources available to all of us and that is time, money and the help of other people. Those are the three resources. No matter how rich you are, you are never going to feel like you have enough of these three. You may have a lot of money, but then you don’t have a lot of time. You may have a lot of time, but then you don’t have a lot of money. Resourcefulness is how resourceful you are with your time, money, and other people.” – Carly

[28:21] “What’s working for me is realizing the food – that the planning you’re doing and the food that you’re putting in your body is a gift. Like it’s a gift, you know? And this is something to look forward to, not look at as a hindrance.” – Mary

[36:18] “Where we stumble is like you said, we don’t have a plan. We get stuck in the logistics.” – Mary

[36:55] “Logistics are the waves. If you want to get the logistics covered, and do it with consistency, which is what everyone is desperate for… It’s not, can I do it this week? It’s, can I do it week after week, to see real change. The mind-work is at the very bottom of this, which is do you attach pain to doing this or do you attach pleasure? Bottom line. That’s it. What are your stories?” – Carly

[39:57] “If I can attach something to [a healthy habit] to make it just 51 percent more pleasurable than it is painful, yeah, then I’ll do it. Especially if I think about the outcome of what is going to create for me.” – Carly

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About Carly:

Carly Pollack runs a thriving private practice based in Austin, Texas. She is a certified Clinical Nutritionist specializing in holistic nutrition and wellness. Carly has been awarded Best Nutritionist in Austin three years running and has helped over 10,000 people achieve their health and happiness goals.

Carly has lectured all over the country for incredible companies such as Facebook, Whole Foods Market, Texas Women’s Conference, Livestrong Foundation, Lululemon, Atlassian, Frog Design, WeWork, Techstars, Flatwater Foundation, and the Texas Medical Association—among many more.

Growing up, Carly struggled with anxiety, autoimmune issues and an ongoing battle with her weight. Through trial and error, Carly was able to figure out why so many of us fail to achieve the health we so badly desire. Through years of study and self-healing, she found the key to creating permanent change. Carly beautifully marries the science of the body to the wisdom of our intuition.

Raised as a quick-witted New Yorker, she was raised without the ability to sugarcoat the truth. You won’t find any nonsense here—just clear and honest information—and some tough love if you need it. Her teachings empower you to shift your thought patterning, change your physical body, eliminate stress and live your best life.

Carly was just signed with New World Library and is the author of Finally Full-Filled, Lose Weight Permanently and Find Your True Self in the Process set to release January 2019.

Carly’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Rebecca Campbell – writer, creative, artist and the bestselling Hay House author (Light Is The New Black, Rise Sister Rise and the Work Your Light Oracle) and creator of the Rise Sister Rise Sisterhood Membership.

Where Carly hangs out online:

Instagram: @CarlyPollack

YouTube: Carly Pollack

Website: carlypollack.com

Blog: Carly’s blog

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