In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a 5-question interview with one of the fantastic members of HealthyLivingBlogs.com. Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.
What’s your name, blog name, and how did you create your blog title?
Rachele Pojednic, PhD from Strong Process.
Strong Process is actually a business term that really speaks to the mission of the blog and our one-day wellness conference. “An effective process is strong enough to stand up in a complex world, yet flexible enough to allow different styles and personalities to succeed within it. It is said that creating a strong process is probably the most difficult endeavor anyone wil be involved in. It takes time, expertise and collaboration to work. The payoff is the ability to consistently and predictably perform at a hight level.”
What is one lesson you’ve learned about blogging since you first started your website?
Consistency is key, and quality, well researched content that is accessible to all readers is hard to create (which is probably why it is so scarce)!
What can a new visitor expect to find from your blog?
Strong Process cuts through the shiny objects and things that spin and gives you access to the facts about wellness. Because, unless you are in academia, or have a key to the ivory tower, you are left weeding through clickbait headlines and anecdotes. Our goal is to provide evidence behind the wellness claims – researched by true experts – that will guide you to make informed decisions.
What is your favorite way to get moving, burn calories and energy, and get your exercise-on?
I’m a cyclist through and through. I ride 5x a week at Flywheel sports where I teach indoor cycling and get out out on the road on my Specialized bike at least 1-2x a week as well! It’s an awesome combination of loud intense training during the week, and fresh air and sunshine on my face on the weekend!
What is one internet trend you are ready see end for the rest of time?
Restrictive dieting – whether it’s counting macros, detoxing, cutting out food groups – it’s enough already! We have the data to show what works – good food with lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and a variety of protein. You need to find something on that spectrum that works for your body and your lifestyle and stick with it. All these crazy restrictive eating regimens are not only screwing with people’s bodies, but also with their minds.
If you could live any place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?
Honestly, I get so itchy for new things, I’m not sure I could pick only one place! I love adventure and need to feel like I can experience all kinds of places!
Let’s talk traveling: what is your favorite place to visit in your favorite city or town for vacationing?
We head up north to Vermont as much as we possibly can. My husband and I have a little cabin in Waitsfield, where we bike all summer and ski all winter. The Mad River Valley is truly a magical place, and without a doubt my favorite area to visit.
Tell us about your favorite SOMETHING.
I’m going to take this second to plug our amazing and unique one-day wellness conference called “Strong Process Forum“. Whether you feel like you’re on the right track and looking to spend time with like minded people, simply attempting to navigate the wellness space, or trying to make some changes about your health based on real information, this conference is for you. Strong Process Forum is an all-day wellness conference that includes three curated panels of scientists, farmers, journalists, athletes, clinicians and innovators, as well as breakfast, yoga and lunch. It is designed to be a day of unraveling and relearning to set you on an unwavering path for a lifetime. Our next Forum will be in the Fall in Boston. Stay Tuned!