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63: You Are Not Your Beliefs (with Elizabeth Rider)

We all have numerous things we believe, but do we ever stop to think about where those beliefs came from and whether they serve us? In this fantastic interview with Elizabeth Rider we talk about beliefs, education, not quitting and the importance of ALLOWING things to happen with ease and flow rather than PUSHING things to happen. 

Elizabeth Rider is a leading nutrition & whole living expert teaching women around the world how to become the healthiest, most successful people they know. In a world flooded with diet information, Elizabeth’s healthy recipes and straight-forward nutrition advice draw millions of inspired readers to her popular blog. Thousands have had success using her online programs, which include Clean Up Your Diet™, Purpose To Profit™ and The Wellness Business Bootcamp™. As host of Elizabeth Eats on Food Matters TV, Elizabeth is delightfully changing the way the world views healthy home cooking. She speaks on stages around the world and mentors scores of ambitious people each year to seek and live life on their own terms. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach (Integrative Nutrition) and accomplished online entrepreneur, cultivating a lifestyle of freedom and health is her religion. Elizabeth is a graduate of Cornell University’s Plant-Based Nutrition program, a TEDx speaker, and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Her recipes have been featured on, MSN, MindBodyGreen, Buzzfeed, Greatist and POPSUGAR among others.

Nuggets of Wisdom from Elizabeth:

“You are not your beliefs.”

“We pick up beliefs in life as we go.”

“When we believe something, we will subconsciously seek out facts to affirm our beliefs.”

“For a long time, even for me, I wasn't willing to believe that we are not our beliefs, that I am not my beliefs. And when I made that turning point, It was like WOW.”

“Because when we think that we are our beliefs, that'S where so much anxiety and discomfort and distress in our brains comes from.”

“The thing that people don't realize is that what you accrue along the way, you can't even think of right now. You do not even know what it's going to be.”

“I generally stay away from gluten and dairy. I feel like when I eat flour, it makes me feel really bloated. And when I eat dairy, it makes my skin break out.”

“My life's mission is in my own personal life is to bridge that gap between really loving my food and making sure that it is serving me and not harming me.”

“I really think that judgment is a mirror. And it's always a reflection of our beliefs.”

“One of the biggest tragedies in life is people not who would not take action over the fear of being judged when the judgement is actually just a mirror of how they felt about themselves. You can change those beliefs.”

Some of Elizabeth‘s Favorite Things:

Personal habit: “Not quitting. Knowing that instead of quitting you just have to find a different way.”

Easy meal: “A smoothie. Red Thai Curry, easy to put together with coconut milk.”

Favorite kitchen gadget: “Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven

Elizabeth's Favorite Books: “Change Me Prayers: The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender Book by Tosha Silver

Best advice received: “I can't live if I care what other people think about me.”

Elizabeth's Happiness Formula:

“Freedom plus allowing plus awareness plus ease.”

A Challenge from Elizabeth:

“Write down your 5 biggest beliefs in life and understand where they came from. And then go read that post on the Oatmeal: The Backfire Effect (on the Oatmeal)


Elizabeth Rider

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven

Marie Forleo's B-school


Power of Habit

Change Me Prayers: The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender Book by Tosha Silver

Elizabeth Eats

Elizabeth on Instagram

The Oatmeal

The Backfire Effect (on the Oatmeal)

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