Healthy Habits

There is no magic pill for health. There is knowledge and there is action. As Yoda says, “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Of course, this is easier said than done when it comes to implementing healthy habits. It all begins with being kind to yourself. Think of how long you’ve been living the […]

Tame the Crave

Ever notice that stressed spelled backwards is desserts? Coincidence or not, many of us turn to sweets as a means for self-soothing. Unfortunately, the relief is temporary and invariably causes more trouble down the road. Here are some helpful ways to tame the crave the next time you want something sweet to eat: Pause and […]


The great humanist Erich Fromm said, “The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.” One way to accomplish this important endeavor is to treat ourselves as we would a good friend. When our reserves of self-love are low, we can scarcely meet the gaze […]

Ditch the Micro!

My husband is a trooper. A few months after we met, I house sit while he was way. During that time I planted a garden, hid his stockpile of soda and put his microwave in solitary confinement. My tactics could have been softer, but the intention was pure. Hiding the sugar is obvious, but why […]

Meaning in Life

Positive psychology presents a compelling argument for cultivating happiness. Those who walk the talk report more satisfying relationships, better health and a brighter outlook on life. Make no mistake, the goal is not to be happy all the time. It’s about developing the skill base to renew ourselves when internal resources run low. Think of […]

Dis-ease of Affluence

Our brains developed over the last few millennia to help us navigate in a natural environment. Cave dwellers at heart and farmers at best, we have yet to catch up to the advances of technology. Gadgets are great. The convenience of texting and tweeting have made them the new gold standard of communication; while digital […]