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 »

Chinese New Year 2015: Stay Calm and Carry On!

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On February 19, 2015, the world will welcome the Year of the Sheep. Happy Chinese New Year! In Chinese tradition, each year is represented by one of twelve animals. Each animal is believed to lend its traits not only to the people born in that year but also to the year itself. If you were… Read more »

Get Fit. Don’t Quit.

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A few days after New Year’s, I went to my building’s gym for my customary workout. (Remember that exercise has always been a favorite activity of mine.) I proceeded to the elliptical machines for some cardio, and to my surprise, they were all taken. And so were the treadmills. And so were the areas for… Read more »

3 Tips to End THIS Holiday Distress

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I’ve noticed a surge of reports of one particular group of symptoms among my patients at my New York City office, as well as from my long-distance coaching clients: digestive issues. Whether these signs of distress come in the form of abdominal discomfort, reflux, bloating, or heartburn, trouble processing the fuel our bodies need is… Read more »

3 Flabby Muscles You Never Knew You Had

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…until now. Think about the muscles that you have throughout your body. What does it take to keep them in top form so you can be at your strongest and most agile? Consistent exercise, movement, and the occasional challenge. Without a regular workout, muscles become lax and lose their power to support your activity. Just… Read more »

Over 40? What does your mirror say?

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The woman in the mirror—YOU! When I meet with clients and patients over 40, particularly women, it’s not uncommon for them to share with me concerns such as: “I look in the mirror and think, ‘Who is this person?’” “I’ve skipped plans with friends because I’m ashamed of how I look.” “I’ve gotten so old.”… Read more »

Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water: What are YOU?

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As a wellness coach and acupuncturist, I’ve seen over and over that the greatest challenge to someone seeking balance is often her individuality. The one-size, cookie-cutter advice (you know, those wellness fads that fill so many magazines and TV talk shows) doesn’t work for every person because it doesn’t account for our unique differences. What’s… Read more »

If You’re Over 40 and Divorced…

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Meet the newest member of the divorced and over-40 club. Me. My new status has been rather surprising to many of the friends, clients, and patients who’ve known me as a married woman for umpteen years. And like any other transition, the switch from marriage partner to single woman has been a big adjustment for… Read more »