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“You look like sisters” was a comment I heard many times from fellow guests at Rancho La Puerta, a fabulous vacation spot that I love to visit with my daughter, nutritionist Amanda Goldfarb. Having reveled in a beautiful week of me- and us-time, I returned recharged, better toned, and ready for the summer season. I… Read more »

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You might be thinking, “Really, Roberta, a third list of neck pain causes?” In a word, yes! I’ve mentioned before that neck pain is one of the most frequent reasons people give for coming in to my Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing. Persistent neck pain, if left unaddressed, is a problem that not only decreases… Read more »

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In my last newsletter, I discussed computer habits that can lead to neck pain. But when it comes to the workaday world, the truth is, computer usage is not the only pain in this area of your body. Even people who don’t spend a lot of time with computers wind up with neck stiffness and… Read more »

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“Jane Doe wants to be your friend on Facebook.” Well, that wasn’t the actual name, but it was the message that greeted me in my inbox this morning.   I don’t remember who Jane is. I’d like to think that we had a meaningful personal encounter somewhere, that she shares like-minded opinions about the importance… Read more »

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There can be no question that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and any number of other social networking sites come with benefits. Having countless users worldwide, and with more joining daily, social media is clearly a force to be reckoned with.   But are you getting more than you bargained for?   Psychologists now recognize that for… Read more »

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Ah, spring. The grass is greening, the pear and cherry trees are blooming, everything seems fresh and vibrant…except your head. You’re feeling cranky and irritated by all the sneezing and that puffy, stuffy sensation that won’t go away. Many spring allergies are caused by trees, which start pollinating anytime from January to April, depending on… Read more »

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Stuck. Frustrated. Guilty. Restless. Lethargic. Sedentary. Disappointed. These are some of the words many of us use to describe how we feel when we’re in a rut and don’t take action—or don’t even want to—although we know we should. And one area that all too often suffers is exercising for health. These days, we’re all… Read more »

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Remember that famous order from When Harry Met Sally? Yes, I know nutritional supplements aren’t exactly what Meg Ryan’s fellow diner was thinking of—wink—as she said, “I’ll have what she’s having.” Still, I remember that line and smile when patients in my Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing and my coaching clients ask, “Roberta, you’re always… Read more »