How Do YOU Handle Allergies?

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This is the season when everything is blooming, especially here in the Northeast, where “tree time” is presenting itself in all its colorful display of new growth, vitality, and beauty. It’s soon to be followed by more growth in terms of grass, flowers, and then the weeds of late summer.   But what about you?… Read more »

Still Trying To Fix People?

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I have a few questions for you: Are you highly attuned to what others are thinking and feeling? Do you get caught up in others’ problems, regardless of whether you play a role or not—because you want to help? Do you find yourself overstimulated or distracted by bright lights, large groups, loud noises, and certain… Read more »

Know the ABCs of Your ZZZs

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“Morning is not my friend.” “I’m dragging…and it’s only 1 p.m.!” “Ugh. It’s the middle of the night. Why can’t I sleep?”   I’m guessing at least one statement in that bunch is all too familiar—if not all of them. Disruption of nighttime sleep followed by daytime consequences is a vicious cycle for so many…. Read more »

Ready to retrain your hunger signals?

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Ugh. It happened again.   The company was delightful, the atmosphere was light and festive, and the meal was delicious…right through seconds and even thirds. Hours later, you’re still uncomfortably full and maybe experiencing reflux, restlessness, bloat, or soreness in the abdomen or back as well.   Or maybe your story goes more like this:… Read more »

You and the Brown Dog

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In Chinese tradition, every year is symbolized by one of twelve animals. The year itself, as well as the people born in that year, are believed to share the characteristics of that year’s representative creature.   Were you born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006? If so, you were born in a Dog year…. Read more »

Here’s a Way to Up Your “New Year, New You” Game

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2018 is several weeks old now, and I’m betting you’re still riding the wave of forward-leaning motivation that comes with a new year. A clean slate, a do-over, a chance to start fresh—and with it came a spark of confidence and optimism. Nothing can stop you now!   Well, nothing except reality. Once the celebrations… Read more »

Are These Losing Resolutions Trashing Your Vision for 2018?

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Watching the ball drop in Times Square, New York City, is a New Year’s Eve tradition around the country. The countdown from 10 to 1, glitter and confetti, corks popping, noisemakers squealing, kissing and hugging, shivering, people around the world celebrating, crowds cheering… The scenes and excitement are so spectacular, it’s hard to believe this… Read more »

The Sleep Quiz: Rate Your ZZZ Powers!

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We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, yet a restful night is elusive for so many of us. The effects of poor sleep are vast, ranging from increased inflammation and pain, loss of productivity and focus, irritability, anxiety, overeating, and diminished regulation of the immune system. Just think of the last time you tossed and… Read more »