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 »

Dip in for a Happy Delicious Chinese New Year

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Happy New Year! We are entering the Chinese New Year. The Year of the Snake officially began on February 10th. Celebrations across the country and the world have ushered in both a new era and the special qualities its banner animal brings. In the Chinese tradition, each year is dedicated to one of twelve specific… Read more »

The 3Rs: A Cure for New Year’s Letdown

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Do you view the annual resolution challenge as an opportunity to move ahead—or, as a reason to punish yourself for being a serial nonachiever? Please stop beating yourself up. Instead of attacking or blaming yourself, turn your energy into action. How? You can break the cycle of anticipation and disappointment by identifying what went wrong and… Read more »

Who Says You Only Get One Chance?

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Who Says You Only Get One Chance? In my work as a holistic practitioner and weight loss and wellness coach—and in my personal life, as I shared in my last newsletter—I’ve seen the right tools can turn resolutions into milestones that will ultimately work for you. But often, those goals must first be customized to… Read more »

These Resolutions Really Stressed Me Out!

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Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Or perhaps you know the process by other names… The Clean Slate My Chance to Get It Right This Time Oops, I Really Dropped the Ball Last Year Sigh. We are an impatient population. We want immediate results, and if we hit a snag in the process, we tend… Read more »