February is Heart Health Month, and this February, I got to experience first-hand the roles that acute and chronic stress play in undermining heart health! Ever since the calendar turned to 2015, I’ve been on a “whirlwind tour” of stress. First, and chronically present, all day every day, until the afternoon of Feb. 21st, was the self-induced pressure to create, practice, and deliver a clear and … [Read more...] about BUILDING STRESS RESILIENCE
My own taste buds have adapted wonderfully over time, such that healthy eating just plain tastes better than unhealthy eating. Those old leanings I used to have toward, say, full fat ice cream, have leaned the other way: away from ice cream (now that I’m clear that dairy products are not health foods), and toward the occasional low fat soy- or rice-based “ice cream” dessert options. These aren’t … [Read more...] about The Best Dessert: Occasional, Exquisite, and Small!
NOTE TO READERS: THIS BLOG POST WAS INADVERTENTLY SAVED TO DRAFT AND NOT PUBLISHED WHEN I WROTE IT LAST OCTOBER; JUST GETTING USED TO NAVIGATING BLOG SITE....thanks for your patience. HEALTHY CHOICES: DO THE ONE THING YOU'RE NOT DOING NOW.... I had the exciting opportunity to attend a talk by Kris Carr last weekend, during which she explained how she’s transitioned her previously … [Read more...] about Healthy Choices: The One Thing
Please “bear with me” as I determine best ways to contribute, connect, and converse around health. May use website as simple hub for updates and health insights, and hang out more on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to see what I can learn and offer back. Health thought for today: venture out in nature. Just being outside supports your immune system; and witnessing something amazing, large or … [Read more...] about Mother Nature…and Papa Bear
A simple question, “How Healthy Is Your Doctor?,” launches this insightful book into an examination of who’s ultimately responsible for our health, challenging the common assumptions that it’s up to our doctors, our healthcare system, our circumstances, or our genes. Our health is mostly up to us—the choices we make, the way we live our lives, and the actions we take every day to either … [Read more...] about My Book is now Available