‘Tis the Season for Colds and Flu – How We Catch Those Bugs, and Why They Linger.

I confess to some real frustration here. I work hard to eat healthy food and otherwise live a healthy lifestyle, and I get highly insulted when my best efforts to take care of myself haven’t been enough to stave off a whopper of a cold. Yet, here I am, forfeiting a good movie with friends… Read more

Discipline – Developing a Year of Sparkle

In these final days of the year, many of us are thinking about the kind of year it was, and what we would like to be able to change for the next year.  I hear the word “success” used a lot, both with considering the past year and in formulating plans and strategies for accomplishing… Read more

6 Ways to Stay on Track and Thrive thru the Holidays

The number of days before Christmas actually arrives is lessening. The intensity builds and in it my feeling my total lack of perfection does as well. Do you resonate at all with that issue? The holidays have never had human perfection as their intention, which we know is impossible anyway. A better approach involves knowing… Read more

7 Mindset Matters in Weight Loss

It is no secret that obesity is a huge health problem in this country.  Beyond that, many people who are not heavy enough to qualify on the charts as “clinically obese” are walking through life with more pounds on them than supports good health. Many people have stressful jobs, drink lots of coffee, eat poor… Read more

How to Prevent and Reverse Inflammation and Autoimmune Illness

In my last newsletter/blog, I wrote about  autoimmune illness and noted that one of the best ways to prevent and heal an autoimmune condition is to keep the digestive tract healthy and functioning well. If you missed all that, click here In a nutshell, the best way to not have an autoimmune disorder is to… Read more

Mindful Eating – Better Health – Part II

In my last newsletter/blog, I wrote about Mindful Eating — what it is, why it’s important, and some simple ways to get started with it.  To see that piece, or to review it,  Click here. It’s possible that you read some or most of that piece and immediately thought, ”OMG, I am too rushed, and too… Read more

Mindful Eating – Better Health — Part I

In recent years I have been more attention to becoming quieter, more still, and more at peace. I have not cultivated the art of meditation to a great degree, although I have had plenty of exposure to it in regular yoga practice. However, as I delve deeper and deeper into food and health issues, I… Read more

Fasting: Ancient Secret of Health – Part II

In my last newsletter I talked about the history of fasting, which has been going on as long as there have been humans on the planet eating. One is the flip side of the other. We are either eating or we are fasting. In years past fasting felt to me like a scary proposition –… Read more

Fasting: Ancient Secret of Health – Part I

I actually don’t know many people who fast regularly, or, perhaps more accurately stated,  I don’t know who I know who is fasting regularly.  In my adult life, after my rather long years of pregnancies and nursing, I have had periods where I fasted, then gave it up for a time, and then went back… Read more