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Inside the W.E.L.L. Summit: Meet McKel Hill of Nutrition Stripped – WELL Summit

Inside the W.E.L.L. Summit: Meet McKel Hill of Nutrition Stripped – WELL Summit


McKel Hill wants to make it simple to live whole, eat well and feel amazing. At Nutrition Stripped, she and her team share hundreds of free recipes, articles on wellbeing and nutrition tips, and we provide a space for people to connect through online programs, memberships and fun things to inspire our girls on the day to day. We’re giddy to have McKel on our food and nutrition panel, but you can be inspired by her online via her blog, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest even before this year’s W.E.L.L. Summit. Here’s what she had to say about the wellness weekend and what wellness means to her.

What would WS attendees be surprised to learn about you? I don’t cook as much as you think I do! I’m an efficiency nerd and that infuses into every aspect of my life including cooking and meal prep!

What first attracted you to W.E.L.L. Summit? It’s an amazing community and space to learn about different walks of life in wellness, from experts.

What does wellness mean to you? Wellness is simple, it’s not perfect, and it’s about finding your own path and what works for you.

What are you hoping to empower attendees with? I want the community to feel empowered to take their health into their own hands, have the tools to know when to reach out for help, and to have confidence in knowing what’s best for them.

What breakout session are YOU signing up for? The Power of Meditation for Healing, Peace and Success

What exciting things are you working on this year? So much! Growing the team, we’re coming out with new apparel (tees, totes, etc.), our monthly subscription box launches January 2018, along with a new website to further engage our community, growing the NS Society, and so much more up my sleeve you’ll have to stay tuned for.

Anyone who is at the top of their game has had to persevere and cheerleader themselves. What is one thing others told you was impossible but you proved was possible? I don’t think anyone has told me anything is impossible and if they have, I’ve ignored it completely! The only person who has the right to say something is impossible, is my internal egoic voice and I listen, observe, and move on to the next.

What book(s) are you reading now? The Happiness Project, From Good to Great, 80/20

What quote inspires you? “Show up fully for yourself so you can show up fully for others.” This is my quote and something I tell myself each morning.

How do you feel good about yourself on bad days? I let myself feel bad and I don’t fight it. Just give in, feel it, let it move through me and honor it. The coach in me will analyze what’s going on further and get to the root and also saying the manta “I will try my best” is encouraging.

What is your surprising/secret empowering practice? Meditation and mantras.

What do you do when you feel out of balance? Take time off work, unplug, and pour into myself doing activities I know are grounding or nourishing for me—cooking, being with loved ones, reading, etc.

Want more W.E.L.L. Summit? Follow along in our Inside the W.E.L.L. Summit series for more behind the scenes info about the upcoming event!


Neal Halfon

Neal Halfon, MD, MPH is founding director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, and also directs the Child and Family Health Leadership and Training Program in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Halfon is professor of pediatrics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; health policy and management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; and public policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Is well known for his health related publications.