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60 Mindful Minutes

Jul 5, 2022

From juice bars and meditation retreats to crystals and mindfulness apps, wellness has pervaded almost every aspect of our lives. In our uncertain and chaotic world, it’s easy to imagine how hard we’re all trying to feel well. In fact, there’s a trillion-dollar wellness industry that is capitalizing on, perhaps even exploiting, our deep yearning to feel whole, steady and well. But it begs the question: what do we really need to feel well? And who has access to these things and who does not? These are just a few of the questions author and activist Kerri Kelly unpacks in this week’s interview and in her provocative book, American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal.   

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Guest Bio

Kerri Kelly is an activist, wellness disruptor and the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement that is democratizing well-being for all. She spent seven years as Executive Director of the non-profit Off the Mat, Into the World and is currently on faculty. She’s been teaching yoga for more than 20 years and is known for making waves in the wellness industry by challenging norms, disrupting systems and mobilizing people to act. A community organizer and wellness activist, Kerri is recognized across communities for her inspired work to bridge transformational practice with social justice. She’s been instrumental in translating the practices of well-being into social and political action, working in collaboration with community organizers, spiritual leaders and policy makers to transform our systems from the inside out. Her leadership has inspired a movement that is actively organizing around issues of racial and economic justice, healthcare as a human right, civic engagement and more. Kerri is a powerful facilitator, TED speaker, and host of the prominent podcast CTZN. You can learn more about her work at and


Host Bio

Kristen Manieri is the author of Better Daily Mindfulness Habits (July 2021: Rockridge Press). She’s a certified both as a habits coach and mindfulness teacher. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, focus, habit formation, rest rituals, and prioritizing personal well-being. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 120 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional AND joyful life. Learn more at


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Guest’s book: American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal



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