A Powerful Tool to Maintain Your Cool and Control!

By | February 26th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Marcia came home from a long day at work exhausted and frazzled because she had lost a large client due to a clerical error on the part of her company’s operations. When she walked in the door, there were cups all over the kitchen counter and dishes loaded in the sink, which her 3 teenage children [...]

Miracles happen and here’s proof…

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Health, Life, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mrs. Strauss, a spunky 90-year-old woman, lived in the home where she raised her children. That is, until one day she fell down the stairs and broke her femur.    She had emergency surgery, which seemed to go well until she contracted an infection. The doctors gave her a heavy dose of antibiotics to kill the [...]

Building happy, fulfilling, winning lives comes down to this…

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Life, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Even faulty goggles could not stop Michael Phelps from claiming his 10th gold medal. After finishing the 200 meter freestyle relay, Michael Phelps tossed his goggles aside and said, "I couldn't see anything for the last 100m, my goggles pretty much filled up with water. It kept getting worse and I was having trouble seeing the walls to be [...]

I Believe in You!

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What could be more motivating and fulfilling than to hear the people we love and respect tell us that they believe in us. Yet, when is the last time you said this to someone you love and when is the last time someone whom you respected said this to you? When is the last time you [...]

I hate to break this news to you…

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Domestic Abuse Empowerment, DomesticAbuse, Exercise, Family, Health, Life, Lifestyle, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

That's it. No more excuses.  I hate to break it to you, but a study by Northwestern University found that, generally speaking, a healthy lifestyle, not genes, has the biggest impact on determining cardiovascular health. According to the study, a low-risk profile means: low cholesterol low blood pressure no smoking no diabetes regular physical activity a healthy diet [...]

Finding Complete Happiness in this Turbulent Era of Fake News

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

No matter which side you’re on, or even on no side at all, it seems no one knows what to believe anymore. Welcome to the Era, or should I say “Error”, of Fake News. In our fast-paced society loaded with distractions, we have lost touch. Compound that with a distrust for our media and you have [...]

How do you Deal With Life when the Mute Button fails to Work?

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was driving with my son. The radio was loud. I asked my son a question and couldn’t hear his response. I attempted to hit the mute button, but that failed to work. My son said with a chuckle, “Mom, that’s like your life. You attempt to hit the mute button, but you can never tune [...]

Perseverance: A Way to A Meaningful Life!

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few years ago, my son told me he wanted to try a new AAU basketball team. He had played for a couple years on one team and he felt that he needed a change. I had heard about a team in Roxbury that had an excellent coach who had once played for the NBA so [...]

Are Americans Too Focused On Our Own Grass To Notice that Europeans’ Grass Is Greener?

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My dear friend from France visited last summer with her husband and 3 children ages 3, 8 and 10.  She and I attended the same undergrad and grad schools, but haven't seen each other in a while, so we had a lot to catch up. You would think that with a house filled with young children, [...]

We’ve Got a Million Reasons to Make Excuses, But Nothing Beats Feeling Empowered

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It sounded preposterous to me, at least at first. When I had my first Ayurvedic consult, the doctor told me that, given my body type, I shouldn't eat crackers, dried cereals or powdered protein drinks. The reason: they're too drying for my body type. Instead, he recommended that I eat more unctuous, lubricating foods like avocados, ghee, salmon and [...]