Now that you’re finally eating enough fruits and vegetables, I’ve got some more news for you: you should probably increase your intake of herbs and spices, too. As far as I could find, Greece is the only country so far whose guidelines officially recommend “oregano, basil, thyme and other herbs as good sources of antioxidant …Continue Reading »
I’m amazed by how often codependence issues come up in my work with coaching clients – either I’m naturally attracting people who struggle with this way of being, or it’s a really widespread issue for so many women. I suspect it’s a bit of both. Almost every week, a new client says to me: “I’ve been struggling …Continue Reading »
When’s the last time you took a vacation? No, I mean a real vacation. Long weekends don’t count. Nor does that week you took off in the summer when you spent most of the time doing home renovations, yard work and running long-put-off errands.
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I always cringe when I see a well-meaning grandma, or anyone for that matter, say to a little child: “What a good girl you are! Here’s a cookie!” Most of us, early on, learned to see sweet foods like cookies, or ice cream, or candy, as a “treat”, a reward for good behavior or hard …Continue Reading »
Today while working at the medical clinic, two different women asked me for prescriptions for antidepressants. I don’t believe in handing antidepressants out without learning more about the person’s situation, so in each case I asked them: “Have you tried any kind of counseling, or tried to figure out where your sad mood might be coming from?”
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Sugar and I have a love-hate relationship. I love it, but I hate the effect it has on my body. So, I try to avoid it and am pretty successful, except for on special occasions. If you ever happen to be at a birthday party with me, and also happen to value your life, don’t …Continue Reading »
Did you know that every year, an estimated 485,000 American women die of cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), more than twice the number who die of all forms of cancer combined? So why is it, then, that most of us worry more about cancer than we worry about our hearts?
As a wellness expert, I get to work with all kinds …Continue Reading »
Did you know that today is International No Diet Day? Since 1992, May 6 has been declared the day to celebrate body acceptance and body shape diversity, and to increase awareness of the dangers of diets. Predominantly celebrated in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, India and Israel (who knew?), INDD emphasizes the following: 1) …Continue Reading »
I would bet that you have little or no idea just how important sleep really is. Sure, no one likes to be tired, and we all know how good we feel after a good night’s rest. But did you know that if you consistently don’t get enough sleep, you could be putting yourself at risk …Continue Reading »
I’ve promoted walking for weight loss for decades, and some people seem to never quite believe me. They think weight loss has to be achieved through suffering and activities that they normally wouldn’t do unless someone paid them. (I speak from experience, as someone once paid me to get me to run a long distance …Continue Reading »