In this episode, Tony and I discuss a topic that can make or break your efforts to be healthy for the whole day — the importance of a morning routine. Listen for ways to implement changes that are most important in improving your overall health, beauty, and energy. We will also share how long-term changes are most beneficial and how you can make these changes.

Next, we have my very special guest Kristin Meekhof, who is an advocate, author and social worker. Kristin shares her background, from being left on the street in South Korea as an infant, adopted a few years later and brought to the US, to the loss of her father and husband and how this lead her to the study of psychology and social work. Kristin also shares about writing her book A Widow’s Guide To Healing. Listen in as Kristin shares how she embarked from a life of despair to a fulfilled life in assisting others and spreading hope.

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  • Tony and I discuss if there really are different levels of willpower…
  • How what you contemplate can have a negative impact on your willpower…
  • We talk about the the biggest benefits of a routine…
  • Tony talks about automatic behaviors, disciplines, and things that are important for you to move towards your goals…
  • We share how to set up your morning for success…
  • What the ideal morning routine looks like in the Beauty Detox lifestyle…
  • Kristin talks about her personal inspiring story of triumph and hope after all her challenges…
  • Kristin talks about what to expect and how to deal with the challenges of losing a loved one…
  • What the acronym for I-L-L-U-M-I-N-A-T-E stands for and how we can benefit from applying these steps in our lives…


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About Kristin Meekhof

Kristin A. Meekhof graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College with a major in psychology. She completed the clinical Master in Social Work program at the University of Michigan, and is a licensed social worker. In 2007, when Kristin Meekhof was 33, her husband (a teacher and veteran) of four years was diagnosed with advanced adrenal cancer. Approximately eight weeks later, he died.

Ms. Meekhof was born in S. Korea, and left on the street. She was found by a passerby, and four months later adopted by her parents. About two weeks shy of her fifth birthday, Ms. Meekhof’s father, James Vande Vusse died of cancer. He had battled cancer. Kristin is a social worker, focusing on child’s rights and is the author of A Widow’s Guide to Healing. When Ms. Meekhof is not writing she enjoys traveling, training for half- marathons, and eating chocolate chip cookies.

About Tony Flores, a long-time friend of Kimberly who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally full-time. He has a passion for natural health, especially Beauty Detox, and loves to share exciting new studies and insights he learns with Kimberly and the community!


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Have you ever wanted to create a healthy morning ritual? Good news, because Kimberly and Tony discuss routines, rituals and a variety of strategies for building a morning ritual of your own.

Kristin Meekhof Interview

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