Health

Healthy Habits

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 […]

The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

I don’t come from a family of huggers, even though I was born one. The funny thing is that I didn’t know I carried the recessive hugging gene until I moved up to the Bay Area for college. The drive from San Francisco to Orange […]

Your Body Is Amazing!

Your Body Is Amazing!

Your body is amazing. There is nothing like it. How you feel in it is less a question of years but a tally of habits, choices and chance. It’s the law of nature and the journey of being human that our bodies are aging and […]

Tame the Crave

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 […]

Self-Love

Self-Love

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 […]

Ditch the Micro!

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 […]

Meaning in Life

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 […]

Our Innate Worth

Our Innate Worth

Our value is unconditional because it is based on our innate worth as a human being. It is not something to be earned. We were born with it. It’s the external world that makes us feel unworthy. As we walk through life, the opinions of […]

Tapping Your Potential

Tapping Your Potential

Vibrant health is dynamic and multifaceted. Yet, in spite of research showing a causative role between body, mind and spirit, these aspects of being are rarely viewed holistically. For example, soul is thought by many to be the exclusive province of religion. When in fact […]

Dis-ease of Affluence

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 […]