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The Economy of Life with Olivia D’Silva

Olivia D’Silva, author of The Whole Life Economy shares what she says are the seven essential resources in the economy of life. And host Keith McArthur speaks with nutrition contributor Michelle Jaelin about the risks of worrying too much about the foods we put into our bodies.

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Episode 22 Show Notes

[00:00] Welcome and Intro

[1:46] Featured interview with Olivia D’Silva

Olivia is author of Your Whole Life Economy: Recognize Your True Value and Improve Your Quality of Life, in which she describes seven precious resources we all have to offer. She is a life coach living in England.

In this conversation, Keith and Olivia discuss:

  • Olivia as Keith’s author twin [1:46]
  • Olivia’s life-changing event: the death of her brother Andrew [2:37]
  • Live had become a “superficial and soulless experience” [5:15]
  • Olivia moves to France but still feels lost and disconnected [6:15]
  • What Olivia learned from eating livestock she had raised [8:15]
  • Olivia introduces the whole life economy [11:15]
  • Some resources renew over time [12:57]
  • The resource of physicality and appreciating the gift of life [14:15]
  • The challenge of spending the attention resource carefully [18:30]
  • Why love isn’t one of the resources [19:36]
  • The difficulty of defining joy [21:09]
  • Olivia’s   No. 1 tip for using our resources wisely? Start with joy.[22:45]

[25:25] Olivia’s Instruction Manual

1. What are the habits you maintain every day to stay happy and healthy? [25:42]

  • Yoga and meditation
  • Eating well
  • Not allowing herself to get too busy

 2. What personal development book do you recommend? [27:05]

3. Favorite personal mantra / inspirational quote [28:21] 

  • “Don’t postpone your happiness. The best time to take stock is long before some tragedy strikes to confirm that life doesn’t last forever.” — Rob Stryker

4. What’s your one guilty pleasure? [28:52]

  • Sleeping in on Monday mornings

5. When your time comes, how do you want to be remembered? [29:45]

  • As someone who brought joy into other peoples’ lives

[30:56] Where to find Olivia

[32:00] Nutrition contributor Michelle Jaelin on the downside of too much information about nutrition

Michelle Jaelin is both a trained artist and a Registered Dietitian who is known as The NutritionArtist. She appears regularly as in newspapers, magazines and on television as an expert in healthy eating.

In this conversation, Keith and Michelle discuss:

  • Why too much nutrition information can be a problem [32:26]
  • Orthorexia Nervosa: an obsession with healthy eating [35:15]
  • Solution: eat mindfully [35:43]
  • Where to find Michelle:

[36:58] Closing words

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