The Flourishing Experiment

Dr. Marjorie Dejoie, MD, who happens to have Sickle-cell disease, shares her expertise and enthusiasm around embracing a mind/body/spirit approach to living with Sickle Cell.  If you’re looking for motivation to get out there and live YOUR life to the fullest, then you’re in for a treat when you hear Marjorie share her story.  Serena Marie, RD, discusses her take on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) findings on red meat and Cancer.

Marjorie discusses:

  • How she was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease
  • What is Sickle Cell Disease
  • How there is no universal cure for Sickle Cell Disease
  • How to find out if you have Sickle Cell Disease
  • What is Dr. Marjorie’s theory about why long distance running is good for people with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Why hot yoga and running are her favorite activities
  • What is the best friend of a Sickle Cell patient
  • How to use food as treatment
  • What are Marjorie’s triggers
  • Why it’s important to take notes everyday about how you feel
  • Why there’s force in numbers
  • How hot yoga helps her
  • What is the average life expectancy of people who have Sickle Cell Disease
  • Her intention of breaking the ceiling when it comes to Sickle Cell Disease
  • Why she is going to be the one to defy the odds of life expectancy of Sickle Cell Disease
  • How many days a year she wakes up without pain
  • How Marjorie personally helps runners
  • What her name means
  • How "every body" is different and how to maximize what works best for you
  • Why we’re at our best when we’re centered
  • What is the best investment you can make
  • What is Body Explosion
  • Why Marjorie is also our Runner of the Week

Marjorie will receive Sport Suds Detergent for free. If you want to get the stink out of your clothes and don’t want to use harsh chemicals, then you’ll want to give Sport Suds a try. Head over to, a sponsor of the Running Lifestyle Show, and at checkout use the code RUNLIFE to receive a 25% discount off of your entire order.

Mike Clarke of the Inaugural Big Beach Marathon, being held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, runs by to share the course highlights of the marathon and half marathon. If you’d like to run the Big Beach Marathon or Half Marathon, head over to (hyperlink) and at checkout use the code “RUNLIFE” to receive a 15% discount.

Our Go-To, Real-Food Dietitian, Serena Marie RD, shares her take regarding the World Health Organization’s study on the connection between meat and cancer.

  • Why the evidence of the data was the strongest kind of evidence
  • Why heme iron is important for runners
  • Why you want to eat vegetables when eating red meat
  • What are the best sources for carbs
  • Why choose high quality meats and tons of vegetables
  • What lunch I’m eating that I have eaten too much of for too long
  • Why Serena gets the feisty on

Looking to find out how you can live the Running Lifestyle? Head over to to find out the 11 Strategies to live a life with the gift of running.  You’ll also be on our special email list that periodically offers subscribers special invitations.  If you’d like a chance to win a bib for the Jeff Galloway Half Marathon on December 13th or Barb’s 5K on December 12th, then head over to for a chance to win.

Next week will be our special Thanksgiving episode, which will feature for the second year in a row (we have a tradition going on here!), Kathrine Switzer.  Please subscribe to the podcast HERE so you’ll automatically receive podcast episodes right to your smart phone.  There’s a chance we’ll have a special Monday Mindfulness episode coming up soon which you won’t want to miss. Trust me. :-)


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Direct download: majorie-11-19-2015.mp3
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