Year: 2015

The Power of Play

The Power of Play

What is play? A classic definition is to engage in recreation or amusement that relaxes or refreshes the body and mind. With one small caveat, it must come from the heart. We need play because life is serious. It helps create balance and is different […]

Ghost Busting

Ghost Busting

Leave it to the sensational Esther Perel to nail the climate of modern love. At a conference speaking to 2,500 millennials, she outlined methods of rejection that are currently in vogue. Surprisingly, her arching definition perfectly describes what also happens in long-term married couples. “These tactics […]

Healing Relationships

Healing Relationships

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin I’m in awe each time a client lets me into their private world – especially when they’ve been hurt […]

Fresh Fruit Parfait

Fresh Fruit Parfait

When I taught living foods at the Tree of Life, my mantra to students was ‘It’s always edible.’ That’s beauty of a plant-based foods. It’s hard to ruin wholesome foods. This recipe is a classic example. I was trying to make snack bars but they […]

Self Talk

Self Talk

I’m going to take you on a brief journey into the heart of Being. As a therapist, one of my favorite roles is to remind people of their largeness – which I define as living a Self-led life. When describing the qualities of Self, it’s […]

Fill ‘er Up

Fill ‘er Up

Brené Brown consistently delivers whole-hearted, thought-provoking material. The woman in on fire. Here she interviews Oprah Winfrey in classic researcher style, asking pointed questions on tender subjects. On the topic of shame, Oprah shared how she learned to overcome the diminishing question “Who do you think you are?” […]

The Quiet Killer

The Quiet Killer

Sugar is the devil in disguise. Think I’m kidding? Stop what you’re doing and “Google” the harmful effects of sugar. About 20,600,000 results will come up in 0.38 seconds. Click on any one of them and you’ll see a list a mood disorders, degenerative disease, chronic […]

Sweet Savant

Sweet Savant

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m glad I’m a (recovering) sugar junkie. I’m feeling lucky that the bane and pleasure of my existence is/was and may always be – sugar. Where it not, I would have never discovered what a crucial role it […]

Anatomy of Trust

Anatomy of Trust

I geek out on the work of Brené Brown like no one’s business. How can I not when she repeatedly offers compassionate wisdom with so much grace and humor? Here she breaks down the “anatomy of trust” into a handy acronym: B.R.A.V.I.N.G. Which stands for […]

Choose Health

Choose Health

One of my favorite childhood cartoons was a propaganda piece that taught kids how to make healthy food choices. A squatty, smart aleck named Ol’ Timer proselytized “you are what you eat from head down to your feet!” The tune was catchy and I’d find […]