I am currently flying the friendly skies en route to Portland for my first event of the book tour.
Since it’s in the air that I do my best crying, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share some gratitude from launch week, and also make it official in case you didn’t get my 500 memos on social media: The Wellness Project is HERE!
I obviously intended to make that announcement two days ago, but I underestimating the amount of love and number of book selfies that would rush in the morning of the 16th. It truly took me by surprise. As did the emotional overwhelm. It’s been surreal and humbling and deeply touching to receive your feedback and watch this creature I created curl up with you in your most flattering grey sweatpants on the couch.
I’ve been trying to soak it all in.
But that said, there’s already so much I want to share!!
First, my uber talented friend Kristin Kremers helped me shoot this fabulous book trailer at the 11th hour. Seriously, the script was written, shot and edited in a whirlwind 3 days, and yet it turned out amazing. I hope you’ll share it with your #HashiPosse!
Second, I’ve shared a few easy ways below that you can help support the launch, more on my book tour, which is constantly being updating with festivities (PDX and Seattle, you’re first!), and a smattering of nice things people are saying about the book in case you’re not yet convinced it’s for you.
Lastly, if you haven’t yet gotten your copy, and I’ve managed to twist your arm into doing so, you can purchase at the below retailers (and hopefully everywhere else that books are sold!):
It takes a village to tell a story and get it out in the world. So please know how grateful I am for everything you’ve done to get me here. I can’t wait to toast with kombucha and raw gingerbread cookie bites in your cities very soon!
Wishing you a lifetime of health and hedonism,
Ways You Can Spread the Word
1. Write an Amazon Review. This is HUGE in the first week of sales. I’d love you to take a minute to leave your thoughts. Oh, and 5 stars would be grand!
2. Share on social. I’ll be announcing a very special giveaway next week with Wolf Gourmet (valued at $1,000!!!). All you have to do to enter is share a picture of the book, a recipe you’ve made from it, or an anecdote about how it’s inspired your wellness journey on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and use the hashtag #TheWellnessProjectBook. You can get a head start on that NOW!
3. Start your own challenge. Any self-improvement that comes as a result of this book is far more powerful than anything shared on social media. I want you to go wear your wellness out in the world. If you’re looking for more inspiration and accountability, I hope you’ll join the #4WeeksToWellness Challenge! I put together a little e-Book for my launch team with sample experiments from the book. It was a huge success in getting them to make small, sustainable changes and prioritize themselves. I hope you’ll join me for round two!
Meet Me on Tour!
First stop is Portland on Saturday at T Project, next Book Larder in Seattle on Monday! This list is constantly being updated, so don’t trust the graphic. Instead, click the link below for more details.
“Making good food and lifestyle choices is the best medicine for curing what ails us. For those suffering from autoimmune or other chronic health problems, The Wellness Project is an invaluable look at how one woman learned to apply best health practices and still enjoy all that makes life sweet.”
—Terry Wahls, MD, author of The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life
“I couldn’t agree more with Phoebe Lapine when she says ‘healthy choices can’t happen in a vacuum.’ This incredibly informative, delightfully human (and fun!) chronicle of her path to sustainable wellness is an inspiring read that makes living well feel approachable. Whether you’re looking for support as you take an honest inventory of your health or are seeking inspiration for long-lasting changes, Phoebe has been there and done that and shares it all.”
—Julia Turshen, author of Small Victories
“The Wellness Project is a smart, funny, and incredibly helpful guide to the complexities of not just what makes us sick, but what makes us well.”
—Robynne Chutkan, MD, FASGE, Integrative gastroenterologist & best-selling author of The Microbiome Solution
“In her recipes, Phoebe always finds a refreshing balance between the practical and the indulgent, with foods that are both healthy and comforting. Her engaging debut memoir gives readers a roadmap for finding that same middle ground in all aspects of our lives. The Wellness Project is living proof that approaching every day with your body in mind need not be a compromise.”
—Jason Wachob, founder and CEO of mindbodygreen and author of Wellth
“As a practicing physician focused on how nutrition, prevention and wellness factor into today’s cutting edge medicine, I’m constantly urging my patients to consider how the small daily choices we make impact our bodies. Like so many people with chronic conditions, Phoebe discovered that true healing begins with food. But through her year-long odyssey, she illustrates that our wellness is made up of so much more—the products we use, our daily movements, and how we tame stress out in the world. The Wellness Project is a must-read for anyone wondering how all these pieces fit together, and ready to tackle them in their own life.”
—Robin Berzin, MD, CEO and founder of Parsley Health
“If you’re struggling to figure out why you’re not feeling like you should, and are overwhelmed by all the wellness information online, then start your journey with The Wellness Project. Phoebe Lapine’s experiments are fun and doable. You’ll not only learn so much valuable information in this book, but you’ll learn a lot about yourself and your potential for feeling good again!”
—Alisa Vitti, functional nutritionist, hormone expert, author of WomanCode, and founder of FLOliving.com
Praise From Around the Web
“I cannot remember the last time I finished a book just to turn right back to page one for another read. This book is real, it’s honest, and it’s helpful no matter where you are at in your health journey.” — Jessie Snyder
“An insightful, hilarious and very informative read that I highly recommend.” — Ilene Godofsky, A Colorful Kitchen (and a great round-up of raw refined sugar-free treats!)
“I love Phoebe’s ‘one change at a time’ approach…Her story is inspiring and her book offers readers loads of practical advice.” — Pamela Salzman, Author of Kitchen Matters (plus my Green Tea Arnold Palmers recipe)
“If you are looking for help making mindful tweaks in your diet and lifestyle without losing your social life, I highly recommend picking up a copy of The Wellness Project!” — Miranda Hammer of The Crunchy Radish (plus my Almond-Sesame Soba Zoodle recipe)
“The Wellness Project is filled with practical advice for taking your life into your own hands. Key word here, practical. It’s real and honest and approachable – just the way I like my health and wellness to be.” — Sherrie Castellano, of With Food and Love (plus my Golden Milk Chia Pudding recipe)
“Intriguing and entertaining. Phoebe’s warmth and voice resonates on every page.” — Erin Clarke, Well Plated
“Not only do I respect Phoebe endlessly as a chef, I’m also in awe of her unique and refreshing approach to wellness. She manages to impart so much knowledge in an entertaining, non-preachy way, and you’ll come away with many realistic tips for how to live your best life. I love it. You should get it. Trust.” — Serena Wolf, author of Domesticate Me (plus Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Lime Aioli)
“Phoebe is like The Skimm of the wellness world. She describes wellness as a journey not a destination and makes reading about health fun and accessible, which is so rare.” –Alexandra Stafford, author of Bread Toast Crumbs
“Phoebe’s book, The Wellness Project, has been a faithful companion over the past month, a reminder that no matter how busy I am, it’s ok to take a breath, ask myself what I need, and deliver that nourishment however possible. Without judgment. With love. Phoebe’s words feel less like gospel, and more like conversation exchanged with a wise best friend. That friend who knows you, knows just what you need, and knows exactly how to make advice feel like innate wisdom you’ve known all along.” –Lily Diamond, author of Kale & Caramel
Little Tastes, Articles, and Interviews
An Exclusive Interview, Aloha Magazine
Why a Balance between Health and Hedonism Matters, Signature Magazine
8 Healthy Ways to Lower Your Stress Levels, Thrive Global
thank you for being here and being awesome.