The Black Friday deal that changed my life

I like to joke that today (not yesterday!) is my favorite holiday. Sure, I love shopping as much as the next girl (or guy!), but really what makes today special is the tradition of spending time with my family.

Black Friday also holds a place in my heart as it was this day 5 years ago that I made an investment that completely changed my life.

Five years ago I decided to enroll in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's (IIN) Health Coach Training Program. I can honestly say that this decision is one of the best investments I've made to date, not just because it led me to a more fulfilling and FUN career but also because it started me down a path of self development and connection


Every year on Black Friday IIN has one of the biggest savings offers of the year - when you enroll in the program this weekend not only will you save $1,000 on tuition, but you'll also receive up to $800 in additional bonuses (gift cards, a tablet, and more!)

Black Friday BONUS Offer:

  • $1,000 tuition savings when paid in full

  • $200 Amazon Gift Card

  • $100 Thrive Market Gift Card + 1 year Thrive Market Membership

  • A tablet device!

  • Reserved seating at a LIVE Integrative Nutrition Conference  

  • $100 donated to a charity of choice

  • PLUS: If you enroll as my referral you'll also receive a bonus 1:1 coaching session with me ($297 value)

If you've been on the fence about the program for awhile, NOW is the time to act. And if this is the first time you're hearing about IIN, I'll link some blogs posts and resources below for you to explore the program and experience more to get a sense if it's something for you.

Learn more about IIN:


In keeping with tradition, I'm going shopping today. However, I will plan to check my email periodically throughout the day. If you have any questions about my IIN experience, shoot me an email and I'll get back to you ASAP.

You can also give the IIN admissions team a call - they are super helpful and can talk you through the program, experience and answer the more technical questions (on tuition and payment options, etc).

To learn more or enroll, call the IIN admissions team at (844) 780-3300 (US) or (212) 730-5433 (International). Make sure to tell them Emily Nachazel sent you so you get all the bonuses - both from them and from me!

Your invitation to apply for Rockstar

This blog post is your special invitation to apply to join The Rockstar Coaching Collective.

Rockstar is a high level, LIVE group coaching program that I run with Robyn Youkilis. It's a mix of health, life and business coaching, and we meet every single week via video conference.

Most weeks it's Robyn or me leading the call, but we also have on guest experts who you'll get to hear from and ask personal questions in real time (think of it like an interactive podcast!). Our past experts have included entrepreneur boss lady Diane Sanfilippo, energy worker and mind shifter Jamie Graber, women's health and hormones guru Nicole Jardim and many, many more!

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That's a screen shot of what our calls look like - you can join from your laptop, smart phone, or regular phone and we can all SEE each other!

What's included in the program:

  • One month intro program ALL with me (Emily!) where you'll learn the Rockstar fundamentals and get to know the other women in the group

  • Weekly LIVE 60-minute video calls, which are a mix of coaching, Q&A and guest experts

  • Monthly check-ins with your personal mentor (a woman who's been in the program for at least a full 9 month cycle)

  • In-person weekend RETREAT

  • Ongoing support in our secret Facebook group

who this program is for

Rockstar is for inspired ladies who are looking for support in taking their lives (both professional and personal) to the next level. Many of our women are IIN grads and health coaches or entrepreneurs, but we also have lawyers and women in PR and bakery owners. We have new moms and moms of teens, single ladies and women who have been married for decades.

The common theme is that these women want to better themselves on a deep level - it's not just about looking good and checking achievement boxes, it's about feeling present, connected and aligned with their life purpose.

Rockstar is about learning to embody self care and make choices from a place of intuition every day. It's about being able to show up exactly as you are and be a part of a collective that supports you no matter what you got going on that day or week.

If you're on my newsletter list and/or follow me and Robyn on social media and are inspired, or even just find yourself wanting more of what we have to share, I'd encourage you to check out the program and submit your application.



Applications are due in just a few days on Monday 7/16.


You can learn more about Rockstar, hear from some of the amazing women who are part of this tribe and complete your application here: The Rockstar Coaching Collective.

I will personally be reading every, single application. If we feel like you're a good fit, we'll reach out and schedule a time to get to know you more next week.



If there ever was a project or program that is my "baby" - this is it.

Rockstar is a truly special group and I'm honored to be able to invite you to share in it.

Here's the link again:

These people rock.

Loving Lately Winter 2018

As a way to share my favorites with you on a regular basis, I created the "Things I'm Loving Lately" series on my blog. In this series I share everything from food to fitness, brands to beauty products, good reads to good listens.

And while it's APRIL, it still feels like winter here in NYC so today I'm sharing some of things that I've been loving on this season.

Here's what I'm currently craving and crushing on:


I know, what?? I've been *mostly* dairy free for the past few years, but lately I've been experimenting with adding back in some quality yogurt (and even a little cheese). I've been loving a Power Parfait a la Robyn Youkilis for an on-the-go breakfast or even a light dinner. Check out the recipe here.


Drink: Matcha!

After a little caffeine hiatus, I'm back on the matcha train. Most mornings I make some version of this recipe: Superpowers Coconut Matcha Latte, with the addition of a few adaptogenic herbs like ashwaganda and maca (adapto WHAT? Don't stress - I'm working on a blog post ALL about these powerful superherbs. Stay tuned!)


Food: Kitchari

Kitchari is a simple dish made of mung beans, rice, vegetables and spices. It's used in Ayurveda to heal all that ails and is super soothing and comforting dish, especially during the colder months. I'll be sharing my easy recipe for this dish soon!

Book, blog or podcast: Many!!

I really can't pick just one - this winter I've been ALL about reading and listening and learning.

Books = The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, When Things Fall Apart and You Can Heal Your Life.

Podcasts = The Lifestylist and How I Built This (LOVED the episodes on Instagram and Rent the Runway, so interesting!)


Essential oil: copaiba

This is a new oil for me - it's good for soothing anxiety and can also support your immune system. I've been putting a drop on the bottoms of my feet before I go to sleep and have been sleeping great. Learn more about essential oils + purchase here.


Workout or self care: my infrared sauna!

Not only does a good sweat feels SO good in the winter, it's also REALLY really good for you. I've been loving my infrared sauna as a way to sweat it out from home during the colder months. Read more about the benefits of infrared sauna therapy, plus the affordable sauna that I recommend if you want to purchase one for use at home: Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy.



What are YOU loving lately? Let me know in the comments below!

How I Became a Health Coach

Three years ago I graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), left my corporate job and started my health coaching business. 

And boy, the last three years have been a wild, amazing ride.


One of the most common questions I get is how I got to where I am today, and the short answer is IIN. Today I'm sharing a little bit more about that journey, and how YOU can decide if IIN is right for you, right now.


What were you doing when you enrolled in IIN?

At the time I was working as an auditor for a big 4 public accounting firm. I had gone to business school and gotten a degree in accounting because I was good at it, but I didn’t love it. During college and into my early 20s I saw my friends who were pursuing careers in line with their passions and I wanted that, but for some reason I didn’t think it was possible for me.

I didn’t feel like I had a strong enough passion that could translate into a career.


What was your turning point where you felt like more was possible for you?

Around that time I discovered healthy food blogs and pretty soon I was hooked. I loved reading the stories, learning about healthy lifestyle hacks and of course making the recipes. My time in the kitchen felt FUN, and I loved sharing what I was learning with my co-workers, friends and family. People started to come to me for advice and I wondered “Could I make THIS a career?”

So I started researching careers in health and wellness and different nutrition certifications, which led me to The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Everything about the program sounded AMAZING (seriously seemed like a dream to be learning about different diets and how to teach people this info), but I still wasn’t sure. Was this program legit? Would it be worth the investment? How would I balance this with my current career in accounting?


You were working full time as an auditor — what made you take the leap and enroll in IIN?

After speaking with someone who went through the program, I decided to GO WITH MY GUT and enroll. My whole body said YES DO THIS - even though my brain wasn’t sure if or how it would work out.

I am so thankful that my younger self was able to hear that message from my gut, and actually listen to it. I’ve found my passion and I feel so fortunate that I’ve been able to make this my job. I’ve found amazing mentors and teachers who have helped me vision a life that’s bigger and brighter than I could have even imagined a few years ago.


If reading my story below sparks any interest in you, I'd encourage you to check out these blog posts:

- How IIN Gave Me the Confidence to Quit My Corporate Job

- I'm Surprised I Wrote This (But Not Really)

- Careers of IIN Grads

Interested in learning more about the IIN Program? Check out a Sample Class here!

I'm surprised I wrote this (but not really)

OMG you guys - I can't believe what I'm going to share with you today. It's probably the funniest thing I've read in awhile, and I WROTE IT!

This past Saturday, I received an email from my mom with the subject "Look what I found." She had just emailed me about discovering a computer charger while cleaning out my childhood room, so I figured this email was about something similar.

I was wrong - she hadn't found a missing electronic or once loved Beanie Baby (remember those??); she had found an essay I wrote in 5th or 6th grade about what I wanted to be when I grew up.

I read the two pages and immediately had to call her while I simultaneously forwarded the essay to a few of my closest friends. I could not believe what I had written and ultimately, what I had predicted, so long ago.

I'm sharing the original essay here, because it's just too funny and awesome not to, PLUS a limited time savings offer on the program that allowed me to live out my childhood dream.

Note: We believe the prompt for this paper was for me to write about my "dream job/life" as if I were 35 and looking back on the journey and obstacles that led me there.

Here she is:

What's most interesting to me is that I don't remember dreaming of having a career in food until much later in life (mid twenties). I guess I suppressed this desire in favor of more "reasonable" careers - for a while I wanted to be a lawyer, and then a math teacher, and finally I settled on probably THE most reasonable career: accounting.  There's nothing wrong with this path, except that it wasn't my passion.

I feel so fortunate that today I am living the life I always dreamed of (although still working on the house, husband and kids... but hey, I'm not even 30 yet!).

Everyday I get to wake up and do what I LOVE - I develop good-for-you recipes, research and write about the latest healthy restaurants and wellness trends. I work for another health coach who mentors and inspires me, and I honestly learn something new every day. I get to help our clients and community beat belly bloat, drop limiting beliefs and generally live their best lives. I live in one of the best cities in the world, although I do need to escape it every so often, and I DO since I'm able to do my work from just about anywhere.

Finding my way to this career that I'm passionate about all started when I enrolled in The Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach Training Program. As I've shared before, this program gave me both the tools AND the confidence I needed to leave my corporate job and pursue this "life of my dreams."

As I child, I thought that becoming a chef was the only career path available to me to follow my love of food. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) taught me that there are SO many more options than just that.


Here are just a few examples of jobs held by my friends & fellow IIN grads:

  • Michelle is a health coach, personal trainer AND run coach. Part of her "job" is running with her clients - how cool??

  • Sasha teaches yoga and leads yoga retreats from Upstate New York to Costa Rica to Palm Springs. She hosts "Mindful Mornings" which are a combination of yoga, meditation and breakfast to help busy New Yorkers start the day right.

  • Amy runs a corporate wellness biz - she speaks at companies and teaches employees how to snack smarter, squeeze in exercise and still feel good despite long hours.

  • Leslie helps her clients eat healthier by meal prepping for them. She also co-founded a company called Holistic Happening that hosts fun wellness events all around NYC!

  • Erika was one of the key founders of a wildly successful boutique fitness company in Washington, DC. She now works with entrepreneurs and small businesses on their financial wellness.


Other health coaches have gone on to start healthy snack companies, open juice and wellness cafes and become best selling authors; they've been featured on TV and reality shows, in fashion magazines and all over healthy living blogs.



Check out this post for more stories from IIN grads and ideas for WHAT you can do as a health coach: Careers of IIN Graduates

If ANY of this sounds of interest to you, I encourage you to check out IIN's Health Coach Training Program. You can sample a class for free using the link below and get a "taste" for what it's like to be a student.

IIN Sample Class (a taste for what it's like to be a student)

IIN Curriculum Guide (what's included in the training!)

MY IIN Story (how the program gave me the confidence to leave my corporate job!)

PLUS, I've partnered with IIN to offer YOU some juicy extras if you mention my name (Emily Nachazel) when you enroll:

  • You'll receive $$$ off tuition (email me for the specific details)

  • You'll also receive a private mentoring session with me. I'll help you clarify what you want to do with the IIN training (or how you want to apply it to your life), and help you put that into action.

Email me for specific details, or if you have ANY questions on the program or my experience. I'm more than happy to hop on the phone and help you decide if this is the right fit for you.

Email me at if you have ANY questions. You can also chat directly with the IIN Admissions team (they ROCK!) by calling (877) 733-1520.



Remember to mention my name to receive that special savings when you enroll!