Here’s the Secret to “Having It All.” (It Isn’t What You Think)

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“You can have it all.” “Be everything you want to be.” “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” As contemporary, driven professional women, we’ve heard these kinds of messages many times before. They lend optimism and encourage safe risk-taking with the most positive intentions. The trouble is, these bright inspirational nuggets don’t always… Read more »

3 Sneaky Substances Affecting Your Day

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Sneaky. That’s what I call dependence on these three habits: coffee all morning, diet soda all day, and wine all night. Overindulgence in any of these drinks can creep up so subtly that we don’t even realize it until we’re in deep—or worse, someone points out this kind of unhealthy or even dangerous pattern to… Read more »

Are you hooked on “the new smoking”?

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For years, we’ve heard it: A sedentary lifestyle is a ticking health time-bomb. But recent studies have revealed that it’s not just the “couch potatoes” who are suffering from the effects of too much sitting. Hundreds of thousands of productive, active people are spending many more hours seated than they did a decade or two… Read more »

Menopausal? Feeling Old Is Strictly Optional.

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Many of my conversations with patients and clients in the 45-50 age range are centered around the types of symptoms that can arise at the end of menstruation. For some women, menopause is a challenge that is marked by discomfort. Others, though, simply glide through this transition gracefully, living a life rich in self-expression, wellbeing,… Read more »

A Peek Behind the Mystery of Yin and Yang

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“They are so Yin and Yang.” I’m sure you’ve heard that expression used to describe the two individuals in a couple who are seemingly very different in viewpoints or personality. According to 5,000-year-old Chinese medicine, everything in the universe is Yin and Yang. (Hint: Notice I said “and,” not “or”—more on that coming up.) Yin… Read more »

3 Leaks That Will Age You at Lightning Speed

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Staying youthful, vital, and strong is what we want as we age. A strong body, a positive mindset, nurturing relationships, and the energy to enjoy it all—these remain the marks of a luxuriously healthy, delicious, rewarding, and, most important of all, happy life, no matter whether we’re just beginning to approach midlife or have many… Read more »