Sunday, November 11, 2007

hip tranquil chick podcast #108: getting gorgeous

Welcome to the 108th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat.

Today’s menu features a must-have pose in On the Mat, getting gorgeous with Esther Blum in Off the Mat, and we’ve got Omwork and Savvy Sources for you too. View our shownotes at

On the Mat: plow – massages thyroid gland

Off the Mat: Today’s podcast is an interview with Esther Blum. Esther Blum, MS, RD, CDN, CNS specializes in nutritional approaches to medical problems that may not respond to conventional treatments. Esther develops personalized meal plans and supplement regimes to optimize health by restoring systemic balance.

Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. She is also a graduate of the Designs For Health Institute, where she received her certification in holistic nutrition. Esther is credentialed as a Registered Dietitian, a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist.

Esther has been a guest on the Style Network's ISAAC show, ABC-TV with Dr. Jay Adlersberg, FOX 5's Good Day New York, the WB11 morning news, WOR-AM's (New York) program "Health Talk", Bloomberg Radio and web radio. She has served as a nutrition spokesperson for consumer magazines, including In Style, Marie Claire, Fitness, Bazaar, Self, Men's Health, Let's Live!, Dance Spirit, Health, and Esther has also authored articles for , Weight Watchers and Dance Spirit Magazine. She lectures widely on nutrition to physician and patient groups and has lectured at Peak Performance Fitness, Viacom, the NYU Bioethics Forum, the JCC, the 92nd Street Y, Beth Israel Medical Center, the Yale Club, Health South Physical Therapy, and to her running team, The Reservoir Dogs.

Omwork: To encourage a sense of diving deeper into today’s podcast, I will post Omwork relating to this segment on our HTC forum. Please connect with fellow HTCs there and play with the following:

1. If you find yourself checked out of your eating experience, stop and ask what is going on?
2. Carry nuts or a piece of fruit in your bag while shopping, bookstore browsing, or working to get a boost when you need it.
3. Repeat these mantras: I will not restrict myself. I will not deprive myself. I will feed by physical and emotional hungers. I will never starve myself again!

Savvy Sources: Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous - site, book

Haute Holidays: Shop online for the HTC retail therapy page complete with the Hip Tranquil Chick book, yoga CDs, and tranquilista gems. Here at chez moi, we wanted to encourage the sharing of hip tranquil chickness with others over the impending holidays or as a "thinking of you" gift for your favorite leopard-print loving girlfriends.

If you purchase 3 copies of Hip Tranquil Chick between November 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007 you will receive a complimentary tranquility toolkit. Inside the tranquility toolkit you will find yummy tea infusions, a DVD with the first 100 episodes of the HTC podcasts, an unreleased bonus podcast muse by moi, and the signature chariTea soiree toolkit - all wrapped in true hip tranquil chick style.

To redeem, send a copy of your receipt from any book outlet noting your purchase of Hip Tranquil Chick via fax to 615.827.2385 or via e-mail to, along with your snail mail address.

Soirees, Chats, Booksignings & Retreats: Come our next 1-day retreat in DC on Saturday, January 12 and a weekend of all things hip and tranquil in the Catskills of NY in March. I’ll be leading workshops and hosting book signings in Miami at The Standard in December; Charleston, WV, Charlotte and Asheville NC in February; and back to Denver in April. Details for all special events at I hope our paths will cross.

Join us for our next le chic teleclass chat focused on hip holidays on Monday, November 12 at 8:30ET. Details here.

Mentoring: Interested in diving deeper into hip and tranquil topics 1:1? If so, view all the scoop here.

Chic Community: Mingle with fellow HTCs on our forums. We’re on MySpace and Facebook, so please connect with the community virtually there, too! If you have a product you’d like reviewed on the blog – send a sample to me at 2024 p street, nw dc, 20036. sending a sample does not guarantee placement but I’d love to support our growing community!

Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing fabulous podshafe tunes from Today’s selection is Indevelopment by Gordon’s Suitcase and Moshang. You can learn more this week's featured artist, including how to get more of their music at

Thanks for joining me for the 108th edition of the HTC podcast. Namaste.
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Nina said...

Kimberly-- so sorry you didn't make it up to Boston! I look forward to having you here in the spring. Thanks for all your great podcasts and blog posts lately.

All the best,

Anonymous said...

I'm a little troubled by the fact that she didn't mention all of the horrible anti-biotics and hormones found in most animal products! How can you warn people about phytoestrogens in soy, and not mention that most dairy is full of hormones?

I would love for you to try to do an interview with the ladies who wrote Skinny Bitch, which is such a fabulous guide to nutrition!