My Book

“This is a wonderful book!…filled with wisdom, humor, science and compassion.”
—David Houle, The Shift Age

When journalist Marilynn Preston started her fitness column in Chicago in 1976, yoga and yogurt were interchangeable terms and most people thought the mind body connection was another name for “neck.”

Everything changes. We live in a healthy lifestyle world now, and in her new book, All is Well: The Art {and Science} of Personal Well-Being Marilynn offers readers a provocative guide to living your best life—healthy and happy, juicy and engaged, alert to corporate predators and health hucksters of every stripe.

“From the inimitable Marilynn Preston. . .a timely and provocative guide to proactive wellness”
—Dr. Larry Cohen, Prevention Institute

The chapters are short and savvy, lively and opinionated: Link Mind and Body. Explore Endlessly. Tweet Mindfully. Make Your Getaway. Raise an Active Kid. Practice De-Aging. Grow Your Gray Matter. Be Your Own Uncle Sam.

Each chapter closes with a reader-friendly action step because at its core, “All is Well” is about lifestyle change—how it happens, and what you need to know to make positive changes in your life.

“I laughed, I cried, I cleaned out my fridge!”
—Cheryl Lavin, Chicago Sun-Times

From eating clean to going green, from losing weight to adding muscle, from living longer to dying more easily, Marilynn links body and mind to culture and politics.

She has great empathy for readers who have tried and failed to realize their personal vision of well being, but she knows you can always Begin. Again. and be successful. Sometimes you have to redefine success. And that’s good too.

In her long-running weekly syndicated column “Energy Express,” and now in “All is Well,” Marilynn offers readers a welcoming evidence-based path to more joy, greater health and sustained happiness—three essentials of a healthy lifestyle. Three more, she writes, are crispy fries, good wine, and love, love, love.

“A truly delightful narrative on how to embody health. Lively and poignant, it’s full of passionate pointers for living a full yet sustainable life.”
—Tias Little, founder, Prajna Yoga

Excerpts from the Book

To read Marilynn’s introduction, click here >
Link Mind and Body.
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Live Long, Die Happy.
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Dig into Nature.
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Available on Amazon. . .and other places where smart, funny books are sold.

Amazon Five-Star Reader Quotes

“This is an essential addition to the collective wisdom of well being. Have we ever needed it more?”
—A. Espinosa

“Preston is funny and insightful without being judgemental or preachy.”

“Enjoyment of this book comes from two sources: one is the many nuggets of recommended ways to live a healthier lifestyle, the other is Marilynn Preston’s crisp and humorous writing. “
—Stuart Cohn

“I don’t feel judged by Preston when I fail to meet up with my expectations, instead I feel supported and inspired to get up and go at it again.”
—Cornelia Schultz

“I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten my last non-organic apple. Thanks, Marilynn”
—B B Pandou