I just got off the phone with a coaching client who has struggled with weight loss for decades. I teared up as I reflected on our conversation, as I remember the cycle she was going through, so well: Each new diet promised that all-too-elusive success. I can still taste the sparkly sense of hope, purity, …Continue Reading »
For most of my life, I haven’t had difficulties sleeping—once I actually got myself to bed. Getting myself into bed at a decent hour is what has been my nemesis. I love to stay up late and chat, watch movies, snack—pretty much any activity that isn’t about going to sleep. I know I need to get to …Continue Reading »
Do you allow the most exhausted, tired, fed up version of yourself to make key day-to-day choices about how you live your life?
I did—for a long time.
What happens when you live that way is you end up feeling a lot better—in the moment. Over many, many different moments. This is natural and normal. It’s so very human …Continue Reading »
A friend and I were talking the other day about our addiction to sugar and related sweet, fatty comfort foods (think cookies, cake, chocolate). We do so well for a while, and then somehow find ourselves back at it, eating large amounts of whatever the sweet food drug of the moment is. It’s a slippery …Continue Reading »
Last week I was at my hair stylist’s salon, and we marveled over my hair. I’ve had a love/hate relationship all my life with my fine hair that refused to do what I longed for it to do, I was never happy with it growing up and then during my Emergency Medicine residency …Continue Reading »
I’ve been so fortunate to have the opportunity to attend two different courses at Harvard over the last few months. At the first, I had an amazing time taking a course at Harvard Medical School’s Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. I’m not a girl who normally gets excited about rock stars or movie stars, but …Continue Reading »
“I can’t control what I eat,” said my new coaching client, a busy working mom with two active young boys. “I’ve been like this my whole adult life. When it comes to food, I turn into a raving fat, salt and sugar fiend. I just can’t stop. I’m ashamed to even tell …Continue Reading »
A few weeks ago I was brought in to speak to the staff of a local university. I gave a two hour workshop, which is even more fun for me than giving a keynote as I get to interact personally with the audience and draw their stories out. One of the sections of the workshop …Continue Reading »
When I was in med school, the dermatologists I studied with scoffed at the idea that food might be related to the condition of your skin. Since I earned a Dietetics degree before going to med school, I was very interested in (obsessed with?) non-pharmaceutical ways of healing and helping the body, but when it …Continue Reading »
For years I used to have whole grain cereal with soy milk and mixed berries for breakfast. It was pretty good as breakfasts go – fiber, protein, lots of antioxidants from the berries, pretty low-glycemic too (i.e. it kept blood sugar levels nice and steady, much better than a more sugary cereal or toast …Continue Reading »