5 Key Pre-Pandemic Habits I’m Changing For Good

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We are currently in a “new normal” as it has been called. No question but that I’m missing—or really craving—hugging my family who live out of state, meeting my friends for tea or dinner, or even seeing my patients in my office. What are you missing from the “old normal” in the new normal? When… Read more »

Have You Been Called “Too Sensitive”?

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If you’re too sensitive, then join the club—the HSP club. In fact, I’m a card-carrying member myself, along with many of my clients and 20-30 percent of the general population. Short for Highly Sensitive Person, being HSP is truly a double-edged sword. When I was growing up, my mother would say, “Oh, you’re just so sensitive”… Read more »

2020 Is All About Rats

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You probably have heard it’s the year of “insert animal name here” before, and maybe you aren’t sure where that comes from. Well, in the Chinese tradition, each year is represented by one of twelve animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. The people born in any particular… Read more »

Delete These 2020 Resolutions Now

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Happy 2020! A new year is here, and around this time, we really start thinking about our wellness. Your wanting to take care of yourself is fantastic, but some of the resolutions you’ve decided on might need a few tweaks. Let’s explore a few common resolutions and how to make them work for you. Keep… Read more »

What I’m NOT Going to Do This Holiday Season

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My email inbox is overflowing with lists of best gifts, recipes, and holiday deals. Having to focus on all that’s trying to grab my attention feels pretty overwhelming right about now! And when I think of the holiday season straight through to New Year’s, I can easily slip into that whirlpool of building tension and too… Read more »

My Top 5 Tips to Avoid the Flu

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The flu is NO fun. Those achy pains, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, fever, vomiting—the flu runs a wide gamut of uncomfortable symptoms. Because flu season affects millions of people and the virus is highly contagious, I wanted to share some important, timely tips to protecting your health this season.    Wash your hands—and wash… Read more »

Does Your LIFE Spark Joy?

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Ever since Marie Kondo published her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I’ve been a fan. The promise of a gentle plan to organize and streamline possessions and clutter—to get that dream closet that looks like an ad in a magazine—was irresistible. Better yet, the concept at the root of Kondo’s philosophy resonated with… Read more »

What’s NOT on MY Resolution List This Year!

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It’s January, the beginning of a new year, and I’m feeling a kind of liberation. Is the source of my release a new declaration? Does it come from deciding to be more organized or take more time for vacations? Nope! My sense of freedom comes from ditching the weight-loss diet mentality once and for all,… Read more »

5 Sneaky Self-Talk Habits to Ditch in 2019

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In December, we all seem to think we receive an imaginary “report card” grading our accomplishments for the past year. Did you finally get that promotion that you’ve been hoping for? Did you lose the 20 pounds you swore you’d take off by last spring? Did you start that exercise program you promised yourself last… Read more »

3 Tech Tips to Help Keep Your Sanity

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Pop quiz: How are you reading this newsletter? If you said “on my phone,” then I would guess you probably could use a break from that little miracle of modern technology.   Think about it. If you’re reading on a mobile device, there’s a good chance you’re multitasking (or even “dual-screening”), too. Are you squeezing… Read more »