Got armor? Tune up your body’s defense.

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Brrr, has it been a harsh winter for much of the country! With colder-than-average temperatures, long stretches of dull gray skies, biting winds, and snow falling in unlikely places, this one’s been a season for the record books. Mother Nature is making the idea of hiding inside very tempting. And while nothing’s wrong with avoiding… Read more »

Gallop into the Year of the Horse!

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Happy New Year once again! On January 31, 2014, the Chinese New Year, we will officially usher in the Year of the Horse. In the Chinese tradition, each year is dedicated to one of twelve animals: Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Rat, Boar, Rabbit, Dog, Rooster, Ox, Tiger, Snake, and Ram. Each of these animals is thought… Read more »

Want your health issues to be “so last year”?

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Now that a new year has begun, you might be busy working toward resolutions you totally have pledged to stick to. Or maybe you’re quite busy breaking them. You’re not alone. Need I remind you that January’s packed gym usually looks like a ghost town in February? What if, this time, you could, instead, compose… Read more »

Trash these losing resolutions BEFORE they trash your initiative

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Watching the ball drop in Times Square, New York City, is a New Years’ Eve tradition around the country. The countdown from 10 to 1, glitter and confetti, corks popping, noisemakers squealing, kissing and hugging, people around the world celebrating, crowds cheering…The scenes and excitement are so spectacular, it’s hard to believe it’s not a… Read more »

Stop being so nice!

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During the holidays, more of everything special seems to come our way—more fun, more food, more family, more sparkle. More time with friends, more opportunities to meet new friends, glamorous holiday clothes, more gifts and glitter.  But then we have the other side of this wonderful season: more work, more events, more family (again), late… Read more »

Hungry for Love? Here’s a Recipe for Attraction.

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As I discussed in the last newsletter, your health and your ability to achieve financial success are interconnected [link to first post]. It’s practically impossible to have one without the other for long. There’s another parallel to your wellness, too: the world of relationships. Your physical and emotional health can dictate your success in attracting… Read more »

You’re Over 40? So What.

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Fill in the blank. Women over 40 are… Did you say “over the hill”? “out to pasture”? “good for taking care of everyone else’s needs, not their own”? I cringe when I hear these traditional cultural messages, often repeated by over-40 women themselves. Never one to feel limited by age (except maybe where miniskirts and… Read more »

3 Tips for Navigating Your Midlife Crisis

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  Chances are you share a special quality with Jennifer, Angelina, Julianne, and Gwyneth—or for you men, make that Hugh, George, Johnny, and Brad. You, these stars, and I all belong to the Over-40 Alliance. We’re bound together in that age category. (Not the body category, darn.) Unfortunately, many people over 40 don’t feel comfortable… Read more »

Feeling Old and Tired? 3 Ways to Fire Up Your Qi

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As a licensed, nationally board-certified acupuncturist, I love that 5,000-year-old healing practices have an important role in so many contemporary lives. Another valuable nugget based on ancient Chinese medicine? The idea that everything important begins with one force: qi. Qi (pronounced “chee”), in Chinese medicine, is the life energy driving the Universe—both that part outside… Read more »