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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 [...]

Is your Energy Level So Low You Feel like You’re Walking Through Jell-O?

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I always thought I would run throughout my life. I had been a competitive runner for many years and I absolutely loved it, but in my mid-thirties, my body broke down. I contracted illnesses I had thought were made up in people's heads, like Epstein Barr and Chronic Fatigue, but once I contracted them, I learned [...]

This Unlikely Food May be the Secret to Making your Feel Empowered!

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In order to feel upbeat, energized and vibrant, we must feel healthy emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually. Feeling physically balanced encompasses sleep, eating, hydrating and exercise habits. I will write many blogs about each of these areas of health, but today I will focus on an aspect of healthy eating that I hope will make you [...]

When a Husband’s Midlife Crisis Becomes Marital Terrorism

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Family, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a post from the website Better After 50 by marital therapist Debra McLeod that I thought would resonate with our readership even if their husbands are not undergoing a midlife crisis... Ah, the stereotypical male midlife crisis — it summons images of a middle-aged man cruising in a red convertible, trying to recapture the feeling [...]