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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 [...]

Turn a bad day around by taking this step

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Family, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

First my car battery died and of course it had to be on the chilly evening that I was picking up my already stressed daughter early from her PSAT Prep course because she had an exam the following day. If it didn't get worse, our head of operations from my company, JOOS, called in a panic [...]

Stop the Weight Struggle by doing this…

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

Jenny (name changed), age 32, struggled with weight ever since she graduated college.   She called me in total frustration and said, "Why is it that I constantly crave carbs and caffeine?"   I asked her to get a lab test and then we would meet. One glance at the lab results and it was easy [...]

This Could Have Been Your Sister, Daughter, Friend…or Even You

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Domestic Abuse Empowerment, DomesticAbuse, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here is a recent speech a survivor of domestic abuse delivered to first year BU grad students about the importance of noticing signs of domestic abuse and domestic violence. Her obstetrician in the UK nearly saved her life by noticing these signs in her.  When the survivor asked the students if they knew anyone who had been abused, she [...]

Could this be slowing you down and making you overweight?

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Health, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sounded like we may have finally have found an answer for obesity! A study conducted by Stanford University/University of Wisconsin study on 1,000 subjects found that people who slept less than 8 hours per night had higher levels of body fat. Even more, those who slept the fewest hours per night weighed the most. That means [...]

Why is Developing Depth an Emotional Savior?

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: Life, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When the Dalai Lama toured Portugal, he marveled at all the construction, some of it quite luxurious. The story goes that one of his colleagues commented about living in the penthouse of one of those luxurious buildings. The Dalai Lama remarked, “If you’re deeply unhappy within, then all you’re going to look for is a window [...]