A while ago, as I was getting a rare facial treatment at a local spa, the aesthetician told me that spas across the city were experiencing a slump in business. When things get “tough”, people see something like going to the spa as an extra, inessential splurge. Than, the other day, during a television interview, …Continue Reading »
How do you feel lately? Is your body happy with your life, or has it been trying to get your attention?
In our society, we tend to be disconnected from what’s really going on in our bodies, and look to externals factors and influences, such as commercial remedies, to keep us going (often at a very …Continue Reading »
Yesterday, when my friend Tina came in through my front door, her first words to me were: “Don’t look too closely, I’m having an adult acne day!” I could easily relate, as I’m currently on course number three of Accutane.
I’ve been interested in (and have noticed) the link between diet and acne for years, though …Continue Reading »
Here I am in Vancouver, it’s a glorious sunny day, and yet again I’ve only been outside for a couple of minutes. It’s the usual – I try to get through my long to-do list for the day, and set the goal that by the end of the day, my reward will be going outside for a long …Continue Reading »
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 »