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Could Meds be Masking the Underlying Illness?

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Health, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of my friend's husband is overweight, perpetually tired and cranky. He eats out several nights a week for business, often at the top steak restaurants that serve monster sized portions. If you ask him about his health, he says that his cholesterol and blood pressure are in the normal range, despite that he takes medications for high blood [...]

Are You Raising a Successful Kid?

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Family, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Freshman at Stanford, and author of the highly recommended book, How to Raise an Adult, delivered a brilliant Ted Talk entitled How to Raise Successful Kids. Lythcott-Haims states that in order to be successful, our children must develop self-efficacy, which is when one sees that ones own actions lead to outcomes. In [...]

Here’s How Validation Saves Relationships…

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Family, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Confession: I have been watching Rachel Lindsay's season of the Bachelorette, but this post isn't about her, despite that I find her to be strong and empathetic. I am writing about the heartbreaking scene on this past week's Hometown dates on the Bachelorette between   Dean and his kundalini yogi Sikh father named Paramrup in Aspen [...]

The Biggest Gift you Could Give Yourself & Your Children

By | July 16th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cindy didn’t want to admit to herself that she was in an abusive marriage for 30 years. She knew that her husband had cheated on her, but she thought it would be better to keep the marriage together for the children’s sake. She wanted to bury herself in the covers each time he would criticize her [...]

Why Could Making Your Bed be the most important act you can do each morning?

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: Family, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By now, you’ve probably heard Admiral William McRaven’s commencement speech at the University of Texas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxBQLFLei70 . What I appreciated most about this brilliant speech is the wisdom learned from doing a small act each morning, like making a bed. Every morning in seal training, the instructors would inspect the trainees’ beds. The beds would have [...]

Staying Clear of the Fat Trap

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the New York Times article, The Fat Trap, Tara Parker-Pope discusses how many obese people have the propensity to keep the weight on no matter what they do. The article, which is backed up by highly respected sources, like the New England Journal of Medicine, sites that there is a certain gene that causes obesity.  While true that some [...]

Turning a bad day around

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was eating brunch on an outdoor patio at a restaurant w friends on the beautiful, sunny Sunday prior to the Marathon. Suddenly, a gust of wind dislodged an umbrella, which came flying at me. It hit my head and  knocked me over. I went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with a concussion. I [...]

Finding Peace in Chaos..here’s how!

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Domestic Abuse Empowerment, Family, Life, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had one of those unavoidable, beyond nasty divorces that commenced in January 2004 and felt like I was in a constant war zone during and for the 4 years after my marriage. My ex was committed to taking my children away from me, and I had to protect them. That meant I had to be strong [...]

Eat like this and feel amazing…

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I was growing up, I felt such excitement when grapes came into season in the early summer. My childhood friend, Yael, and I would rush to the supermarket and buy a bunch of grapes and practically devour the entire bag before we reached the cash register.  My kids don't share this same appreciation for grapes [...]

The Lifestyle Change that Healed My Friend

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Christian, who is one of my dearest friends and an avid marathon runner, grew up in farm country in Austria eating home cooked meals consisting of meat, vegetables and a starch.   Christian, his wife Vilna, a university professor, and their 2 young kids, moved to Germany for a year a few years ago because Vilna received [...]