Archive | Embracing health

Kinder to a stranger

About five years ago, I badly needed a breakthrough. I was incredibly sad. As painful as it is to admit, I was in the habit of thinking mean things about myself and looking with disgust in the mirror in the morning. On my good days, I wasn’t as hard on myself. I just doubted everything I did […]

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Coconut water and my friend Colleen

My clever friend Colleen is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. She graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC a couple of years ago. At IIN, she studied alongside people from all over the world, and learned from teachers like Mehmet Oz, Deepak Chopra, Barry Sears, and Andrew Weil. Integrative Nutrition is a thriving […]

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I’ve had my moments

Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. Nadine Stair, eighty-five years old, Louisville, Kentucky Are you living your moments? I […]

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The Guest House

What has violently swept into your house like a crowd of sorrows? Or arrived as an unexpected joy? Have you found it within yourself to welcome them all? At least eventually? Like me? I couldn’t see it before. But now I can. I once was blind, but now I see. It’s all a gift.

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My favorite breakfast

Have you ever thought of having vegetables for breakfast? By vegetables for breakfast I don’t mean a few mushrooms and onions in a big omelet. I mean a whole plateful of dark, leafy kale as the main feature of your meal. This is now my favorite breakfast. (Right now my dad is rolling his eyes […]

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No vacancies

Recently I had a conversation with my friend Gail about how I make time to do all of the things I do and how I choose what to make my priorities. Three influences came to mind: 1. My fabulous therapist Rachel used to say to me, Be careful where you put your focus. Where you […]

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Five small changes

I recently read an article by a woman who was sharing an epiphany she had had about her health. Instead of obsessing about big transformations, she committed to five small changes she could realistically make and consistently maintain to boost her overall health. I often get overwhelmed by the number of things I should and […]

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