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Instead of helping in the aftermath of loss, many of the books and strategies meant to guide us through grief only add to the sadness. No one understands the need for a new approach more than Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, who lost her husband in a tragic plane accident and became a widow overnight. In the darkest moment of her life, the mother of two young children found solace and hope in the unlikeliest of places: exercise. She recorded her journey in her blog, One Fit Widow, and soon had a huge community of devoted followers. Now, Michelle offers her revolutionary solution to grief to everyone struggling with their own loss.

Healthy Healing addresses the physical, mental, and emotional effects of grief in a way that no other book in the category has ever done, offering a 12-week plan that empowers you to work through loss by using the power of exercise and endorphins, and rediscovering happiness by strengthening body, mind and spirit through fitness. And the benefits don't end there: Exercise helps with poor sleep - a common side effect of trauma - and proper nutrition boosts immunity and fuels you through a busy, stressful time. Michelle dispels common myths about grief and replaces them with relatable advice and actionable inspiration, including:

* Starting with baby steps such as taking a walk or being in nature
* Learning to be comfortable with alone time and rediscovering your strength
* Pairing your exact circumstances with the right form of exercise, whether it's gentle yoga to release trapped sadness or intense kickboxing to work through anger
* Embracing community and surrounding yourself with support

This book is an exercise plan, nutrition guide, and, most importantly, a compassionate companion during the most difficult time in your life. With Healthy Healing, you'll learn how to channel your pain into something productive - and use tragedy as a catalyst for inspired change.

About the Author

Michelle Steinke-Baumgard

Michelle Steinke-Baumgard is the Co-Founder of My1FitLife, One Fit Widow, and the Live the List Nonprofit. After losing her late husband in 2009, she became engrossed in fitness not only as a lifestyle but also as a profession. After losing 80 pounds, Michelle decided that her love of fitness was more than just a pastime, and she wanted to spend the rest of her life empowering those with a loss to live their life to the fullest. Through personal experience, Michelle learned that exercise and endorphins were the most underutilized form of therapy, especially for those dealing with grief and trauma, and yet perhaps the most useful. With her personal perspective on loss, Michelle decided to leave her VP corporate job and become a certified personal trainer. Michelle started her fitness career as a coach at the gym that gave me weight loss success and eventually left to start My1FitLife. Her dream is to help as many people as possible find stress relief and renewal of life through health and fitness. Today, Michelle's coaching portal, My1FitLife has over 3,000 worldwide members reaching all over the world and The Live the List Nonprofit is helping the widowed live out their dreams so they can make deliberate steps forward with their life. Michelle has been featured in Fitness, Shape, Woman's World Magazine and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post where she writes on both grief and fitness issues.

Her Fitness Website: www.my1fitlife.com
Her Author Blog: www.onefitwidow.com
Her Nonprofit Website: www.livethelistnonprofit.org

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Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OneFitWidow/
Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onefitwidow/
Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OneFitWidow

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