How to be Resilient in This Stressful Political Climate

The dictionary says resilience is “the ability to recover from, or adjust easily, to misfortune or change.” How then, can we become resilient during the ongoing political turmoil currently in our country? Knowing that hate mongering and lying will get worse as we get closer to November’s election, how can we remain resilient? Can we…

Know What’s Causing You To Lose Your Hair?

Ladies – Not only does stress play a large role in causing our skin to age faster, our brain to lose grey matter, and weight gain that we don’t want, but did you know stress causes us to lose our hair as well? Stress can make your hair follicles go into a “resting” phase. When…

What Are The REAL Benefits of Meditation?

Do you think that it’s difficult to meditate? Have you tried and been disappointed? Have you been told that there is only one way to meditate?  For several years after I did my Yoga teacher training, I had a daily meditation practice and was quite pleased with the results of my meditation. Then, a few…

Chronic Pain Relief

OK, Ladies – Are YOU Ready To Transform?!

How many years have you spent taking care of everyone else – kids, elderly parents, other family members, the people you serve in your career? Have you forgotten about YOU? Time to take care of yourself. But where do you begin? Many of the women who have attended my weight loss course, recently, have discovered…

Treats For Mother’s Day

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States – are you ready? What I have found over the years is that the item that many grown kids think is Mom’s favorite gift, is not really what she’d like to have the most. In spite of what Hallmark tells us, maybe flowers aren’t her…

Don’t Let Chronic Worry/Stress Bring on Early Dementia!

Take a minute to think about how much time you spend worrying. It’s important. Are you stressed out and worried all the time? Most of the time? Some of the time? Rarely? Chronic worry can paralyze us and bring on anxiety disorders. New studies have shown that “Chronic stress is associated with impaired functioning of…

Are You Living With An Invisible Illness?

Recently, one of my students was having some shoulder and arm pain, and her primary care physician was not able to help her. She asked if I had any ideas. Well, since I also knew that she’d been having some trouble with swollen feet and ankles recently, (which her doc told her was due to…

What Do Snowshoes and Brain Health Have In Common?

This past weekend, I tried out my new snowshoes. Saturday was a glorious day in the Berkshires – I didn’t even need my big arctic coat! It didn’t take long before my heart was pumping right along with my arms, and it was fun to breathe in air that didn’t freeze my lungs on its…