Could Meds be Masking the Underlying Illness?

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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 [...]

Are You Raising a Successful Kid?

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Eat like this and feel amazing…

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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 [...]

The Lifestyle Change that Healed My Friend

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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, [...]