Wellness

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fuel for Life

The basic gifts of nature – water, sunlight, rest, movement, healthy foods and air – are the fuel for life. Without having to read it on-line or in a book, our grandparents were intuitively connected to these wellness building resources. Unlike our elders, we can […]

Nothing Sweet About It

I used to laugh about being addicted to sugar, but the fun drained when I realized it wasn’t a joke anymore. Sugar has the same addictive properties as tobacco and alcohol. The more you eat, the more you crave. And the withdrawal, which includes irritability […]

Is Sugar Addictive?

This will come as no surprise. Sugar is addictive. What may startle you is that according to a study by James Cook University refined sugar is more addictive than cocaine – one of the most addictive and harmful substances currently known. An astonishing 94% of the rats […]

Get Your Daily D

Vitamin D is a true ounce of prevention, says Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom.  “It boosts immunity and protects the heart, and those with the highest levels have the lowest rates of multiple sclerosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer of all sorts,” […]

Get to Know Yourself

“In my years in medicine, I’ve seen a lot of people who are ill and unhappy because they don’t know who they are, what they want or where they’re going,” says Tierona Low Dog, M.D., director of the Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative […]