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Modeling Well-Being: Gisele Bündchen On Nourishing The Self, The Soul & The Planet

By March 25, 2024No Comments
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Episode #822



On paper, today’s guest may seem highly unrelatable. Flawless in every way possible, right?

But the more you sift the subsurface, the more you uncover that universally resonates, shedding light on the fundamental issues we all carry.

This week, I am joined by Gisele Bündchen, one of the world’s most recognized faces—a renowned supermodel, philanthropist, New York Times bestselling author, and ardent wellness advocate.

At the age of 14, Gisele commenced her modeling journey in Japan. As her success soared over the years, she became entangled in a ceaseless whirlwind of work, succumbing to habits of cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, and unhealthy eating. These choices eventually plunged her into the depths of crippling anxiety, frequent panic attacks, and worse thoughts.

To ameliorate these afflictions, she embarked on a journey guided by her grandmother’s wisdom, embracing a holistic lifestyle centered on nutrition, movement, and meditation.

Now, she perceives food as medicine, orchestrating her life with the precision of a seasoned director. She cultivates positive habits that shape her reality, entering a new season of life as her commitment to wellness advocacy deepens. This shift in self-perception and priorities is reflected in the details of this journey unfolding on the pages of her latest cookbook and lifestyle guide, Nourish.

“The choices you are making are either taking you in the direction you want to go, or they’re not.”


Our conversation peels back the layers of Gisele’s public persona, delving into her mental health struggles and the pillars of her commitment to wellness and mindfulness. From her career trajectory to her deep-rooted connection with nature and advocacy for environmental causes, we uncover the intricacies of her journey, and more.

Beyond personal wellness, we explore Gisele’s dedication to the well-being of Mother Earth. Initiatives such as the Água Limpa (Clean Water) Project underscore her commitment to environmental stewardship, drawing inspiration from the lessons of nature. Furthermore, she sheds light on environmental challenges in the Amazon region, including deforestation and exploitation.

We also discuss the importance of instilling wellness in children through leading by example and engaging in practical activities. Gisele’s parenting philosophy emphasizes self-sufficiency and empowerment, highlighting the pivotal role of modeling behavior and values for her children’s growth and development.

Our conversation elaborates on the importance of allowing children to make decisions and learn from consequences while emphasizing the significance of trusting their journey and honoring their dignity.

For those who prefer a visual experience, the conversation is available on YouTube. As always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

I am honored and grateful to share this fun conversation. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.

Peace + Plants,

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