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The NUSHU Thought Leader Series is a webinar series hosted by NUSHU founder Vanessa Cornell. It was born out of a desire to offer connection and support during a challenging time through inspiring conversations.

We are proud to offer live access to our Thought Leader Series free of charge to the NUSHU community and encourage you to register for any upcoming conversations below. If you would like to revisit any of the past talks or watch them on your own time, by accessing the recordings, the 2020 series is available for purchase.

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Registered Dietitian Lisa Hayim joins us for a conversation on the "anti-diet" and taking a modern approach to mindful eating.

We make 200+ food choices per day – that’s a logistical nightmare when you’re obsessed with controlling what you can eat, when you can eat, and how much you can eat…

If “listening to your body” was easy, we'd all be doing it and that is why we’re excited to welcome registered dietitian Lisa Hayim to the NUSHU Thought Leader Series. A self-proclaimed anti-diet practitioner, Lisa does her work from a deep place of love, maintaining your self-worth is not tied nor related to your body image, food choices, or how much you exercise.

More and more people are embracing the idea that being healthy should make you feel good—satisfied, satiated, and filled with energy—rather than deprived, hungry, and weak, which sounds great, but where do we start? Moreover, how do we unlearn years of conditioning as it relates to our diet and nutrition?

In this webinar, we’ll discuss what a healthy relationship to food looks like and the steps you can take to foster one. Lisa will explain how traditional dieting can harm your health why an anti-diet approach doesn't mean anti-nutrition. Together, we’ll take away tools to notice the "noise” and practices for tapping into the body’s inner wisdom to create a state of connection from within.

Wednesday, March 10
12:00-1:00pm EST


Lisa Hayim

F*RK THE NOISE: How to Listen, Honor and Trust Your Body

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There is often a great divide between what motherhood is “supposed to be” and the way people actually experience it. The pressures of motherhood do not afford much time to nurture a personal identity, and it becomes easy to question our purpose and path.

We’re excited to sit down with Ellie Burrows Gluck to examine the pillars of identity and mental health in the context of motherhood. Ellie is the Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of MNDFL as well as a Vedic Meditation teacher, certified personal development coach and writer. In 2014, she cofounded MNDFL, New York City's premier meditation company which offers corporate programming, mindfulness training, an on-demand meditation channel and a non-profit arm, MNDFL Ed. Along the way, Ellie was exposed to Vedic Meditation.

As a new mom and the co-founder and CEO of MNDFL, Ellie has brilliantly evolved her corner of mindfulness into the modern age. As we care for the physical and mental well-being of others, it is sometimes difficult for mothers to remember to prioritize their own. In this webinar, we’ll cover how to find rather than lose yourself in motherhood, tackling imposter syndrome and nourishing our mental well-being.

Wednesday, April 7
12:00-1:00pm EST


Ellie Burrows Gluck

Mental Health & Motherhood: Prioritizing Our Own Identity, Purpose, and Path

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How do we transform our pain into aliveness and shift from despair to hope?
Let’s cut through the bullshit. Life is hard. There is no silver bullet. We all carry
pain and fear. Loss and grief are real and deserve to be acknowledged. Life can also be glorious and magical, spectacularly and intensely beautiful. Biet Simkin knows there are two sides to the same coin. 

World-renowned meditation leader dubbed the “David Bowie of Meditation” joins us for a conversation on navigating life’s challenges and reclaiming self-worth in a world that's been turned upside down.

A renowned meditation leader, author, and influencer, Biet seamlessly weaves the world of pop culture and spirituality. A string of life-changing events led Biet down a path of awakening. She is no stranger to navigating life’s challenges and reclaiming self-worth in a world that's been turned upside down.

In this webinar, we discuss experiencing hardship, the power of meditation, and how resilience is available to every one of us, no matter our circumstances. If anyone knows how to cultivate a personal practice that helps improve the greater world, it's Biet. She has turned her lifetime study of meditation into something that benefits others, teaching practical applications of ancient spiritual wisdom. 

Wednesday, May 5
12:00-1:00pm EST


 Biet Simkin

The Triumph of the Human Spirit