Energy

Why Clearing Clutter Matters

For most of us when our space is organized and clean it’s easier to focus on the task at hand. But we don’t often think about the flip side: Clutter can drain your energy and significantly increase your sense of overwhelm. In the last few years the ‘minimalist’ movement has hit the bookstore shelves and is all the rage in just about every blog and…

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Exciting News—my book found a home!

Any of you who have been around for a bit have been hearing and reading about my book proposal for a while. And when I say a while, it’s been over 2 years…for this book. There was another proposal before that which I decided to bail on at the last minute—but that’s another story. The way that non-fiction books work, most often, is that you…

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Why You Need to Snack, and Why You Don’t!

Just like everyone doesn’t need breakfast, everyone doesn’t need to snack! Some people enjoy snacking and some people don’t- you’ve got to keep that in mind when you’re deciding about snacking. That said, whether it’s best for your health to snack is very individual (I know, I know, I’m a broken record.) And of course what you’re snacking on is important. Snacking on a snickers bar…

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The Answer is There is No Answer

Self-help is now estimated to be a $10 billion dollar industry. Everyone is looking for answers to how to find better health, greater resilience, and peace of mind. We lose and gain the same 20 pounds over and over on the newest fad diets, buy online programs, quit our day jobs, do detoxes, watch Oprah and Dr Oz, and put on a pedestal anyone who claims to…

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Some thoughts about doing it all over the holidays

This time of year can be a bear for self-care and stress levels. There are so many things to derail us during the holiday season. Gatherings. Sugar everywhere. Winter weather. Family. Tight finances. Parties. Commitments. Expectations. Oh, those expectations–expectations to do it all! But we know what to do, right? It’s simple. Just follow all the advice on Facebook and Instagram. You know, those images…

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How Much Protein Do I Need?

If I had to pick one piece of nutritional advice to give it would be to make sure you’re getting enough protein. And although that amount varies from person to person, my experience is that most people do better with more protein, fewer carbs, and lots of high quality fat (avoiding trans-fats, and too much saturated fat or palm oil.) So, let’s talk protein! The CDC recommends…

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Health Currents Radio Podcast: Stress 2.0

The lovely Ellen Goldsmith from Pearl Health invited me back for another interview at Health Currents Radio. Our last visit we spoke about gluten-free diets, and this time we spoke about stress. The night before the interview we hopped on the phone for a sec, which turned into half an hour discussing different aspects of what we can and can’t control in our lives and how that understanding…

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Go for Great!

Last week I wrote about the difference between feeling ok and feeling well. About how it’s so easy for us to just get used to mediocre and think it’s ok to settle for that. I wrote: “Feeling well is deeper. And wider. It’s the you that you can imagine being if you lifted off all of the things that are holding you back in your…

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It’s Time to Feel Well!

A few weeks ago I was chatting with a friend at a conference and another friend wandered by and mentioned that she woke up that morning very early full of energy because she was excited for the day. It struck me how very rare that is for people. Day in and day out in my practice I hear my patients tell me they just don’t…

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How Your Body’s Ancient Response is Hurting Your Contemporary Health

You are supposed to produce stress hormones when you’re chilling at the watering hole and you suddenly notice a Leopard is eying your baby as a possible appetizer. It’s pretty simple. You see the Leopard, you realize there’s danger, you grab your baby, you run to safety. You are able to do this because your body is wise and knows when you’re in danger. Your…

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