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Feeling like you’re falling apart? Then do this…

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I couldn't believe it when even my mother asked, "Are you sure that's the best idea?" September is typically a very busy month for us moms as we get our kids back into their routines. September 2013 was particularly chaotic for me as I planned two of my daughters' Bat Mitzvahs and another daughter's Sweet 16. [...]

Exercising Our Way to Empowerment

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was a competitive runner through my early 30s, but, like many runners, I didn't stretch as much as I should have, which led to chronic injuries.    The doctors were unable to alleviate my pain so I started experimenting with several alternative therapies and that's how I came to Pilates.   As a runner, I [...]

How to Turn Miserable Into Wonderful!

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Health, Life, Lifestyle, Nature, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It should have been a terrible day. The prior day I had learned that someone I had considered a dear friend had betrayed my trust. It would have been so easy to lose faith in life. Fortunately, I had a JOOS (my former company was named JOOS, which manufactured and distributed healthy, organic juices) tasting at Volante Farms in [...]

How do you Get Out of the Rut and Set Yourself Apart!

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

He was human, just like the rest of us, and didn't pretend to be anything different. He loved his fine clothes and beautiful women. In no way was he perfect and he had no desire to be. He was a man of great passion and compassion with an unprecedented desire to live in a world where [...]

6 Ways to Boost Our Immune System to Feel Energized All Year Round!

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Changes in season, busy schedules and stress can compromise our immune systems. When that happens, we feel lethargic, irritable and/or prone to illness. This is definitely not the way to enjoy life! Time to take control of your health! The best approach to a strong immune system is to make intelligent seasonal eating choices and stress management all year [...]

No one can make you feel guilty except you!

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Two friends go out to dinner. One of them had a heart attack two years ago and suffers from high cholesterol and blood pressure. The other had cancer years ago, but is fully recovered with no lingering symptoms. The friend with the heart attack orders a steak and cheese sandwich with french fries. The man who once had [...]

How do we Free Ourselves from Heart Palpitations, Churning Stomachs & Throbbing Head?

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My company, JOOS, which manufactured cold-pressed, organic juices, experienced rapid growth. I was determined to have a strong reputation for efficient production so I planned out everything carefully. I remember one particularly stressful time when we had a major new customer in another state. For weeks, I had carefully worked on a plan for a very large [...]

How do Positive Emotions Lead to a Self-Sustaining, Upwardly Spiraling Life?

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Max (name changed), age 84, sat crouched over in a wheel chair a few years ago. He suffered from MS and it seemed that the drugs he was taking were not helping his condition.   He lived in Florida and had a beautiful boat, but the pain was so great that he could barely use it.   [...]

Self Care 911! A crucial step to freeing ourselves from our poor self images

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

My Aunt Caroline used to take my brother and me to her local farm each year at harvest time. I still remember the enormous sun flowers growing wild and all around us was the the scent of ripening tomatoes. There was no such thing as organic back then because everything was organic. Animals were treated humanely and [...]

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 [...]