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August 5, 2016

Everyone says we should reduce stress yet, stress in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing. The feeling of stress activates a part of our nervous system called the sympathetic system. From an evolutionary perspective, this system was vital to avoid being eaten b...

May 18, 2016

You know that constantly running dialogue inside your brain that comments on every aspect of your being? Those voices set the stage for how we feel and how we act. A basic part of self care is speaking kindly to ourselves, like we would to a dear friend. Yet, more ofte...

April 13, 2016

When we talk about what feeds us well, most people think of food. As someone who grew up on bologna sandwiches, "Tab" diet soda and "Light n Lively" ice cream, I could go on and on about all I have learned in regards to healthy eating and the affects on our physical an...

April 13, 2016

 

SPRING HAS ARRIVED--YAY! If you have an inkling to grow some of your own food, the season is here! I love raised garden beds for the ease on my back and the aesthetics. I am a novice gardener but I find that if I plant in good soil, water and expose to sun... it shall...

February 23, 2016

 

 

What we say to ourselves sets the stage for most of our behavior. Thus, I am a huge fan of slogans--those phrases that sum up a whole way of approaching the world with just a few words. Here are two I use most often with my clients in the midst of creating new habits...

January 18, 2016

 

The number one frustration that I hear as a block to self-care is that there is not enough time in the day. As a culture in the midst of overwhelm and "time poverty", the daily to-do list becomes so long that the meditation, exercise, food preparation or whatever else...

November 18, 2015

 

In the world of positive psychology, gratitude is clearly the best route to happiness. Many research studies have shown the direct correlation between gratitude and our sense of well being and over all life satisfaction. Translated into something more concrete, people...

October 15, 2015

 

One thing I have learned from my role as a physician, working with clients as a coach and reflecting upon my own personal journey, is that when you change how you care for yourself, you change your life. I really mean that. No matter what you want to change, it can s...

September 8, 2015

 

As a supporter of the Mediterranean diet (which has a strong body of evidence showing the positive impact on health), a lecturer on the Blue Zones (regions of the globe with the best health metrics-one of which is in Italy), and a long time member of Slow Food (an int...

August 2, 2015

We live in a culture that values productivity and hard work. How often does someone ask how you are and your response is  “Busy!”. Although numerous studies have repeatedly shown the myriad of benefits to taking time off, how many people really think a break will help...

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