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…

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]