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 »

Showing up for work drunk again?

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Question: How much did you have to drink last night? Nothing? Would it surprise you, then, if a few tests suggested otherwise? It’s true. Even if you didn’t have an alcoholic drink, you could be showing up to work functioning just as badly as if you were legally drunk. Worse, years’ worth of statistics imply… Read more »

Ready for a pain breakthrough?

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I’m uncoachable! Maybe you are, too. It took me approximately 40 years (!) to realize that, in some areas, I cannot coach myself. I’m just not my own best accountability partner. A recent example: I realized I hadn’t been exercising consistently to maintain bone density, firm muscles, and optimal weight. I really enjoy many forms of… Read more »

Be the CEO of YOU

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  I just returned from an event in Scottsdale, Arizona, called Inside Edge. As a sponsor (see photo above), I was fortunate to meet and talk with many of the 400-plus talented, motivated business owners and solo entrepreneurs who attended. They were working hard and working long hours to be successful, to hit their financial… Read more »