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5 Steps to Gratitude Despite a Tough Economy

December 30th, 2008

Even with the harsh economic news – jobless rates up, and the stock market down – we can still find a lot to be grateful about, especially during the holidays. Families and friends traditionally draw together for support in times of crisis, and this year is no different. The gift of appreciation – a heartfelt thank you – can be a daily present this holiday season for those you love. And the cost won\’t cut into your tight budget at all. Why, then, is it so difficult to say thanks? We are often focused on ourselves – Galileo may have proved that the earth... Read More

5 Steps to Gratitude Despite a Tough Economy

December 30th, 2008

Even with the harsh economic news – jobless rates up, and the stock market down – we can still find a lot to be grateful about, especially during the holidays. Families and friends traditionally draw together for support in times of crisis, and this year is no different. The gift of appreciation – a heartfelt thank you – can be a daily present this holiday season for those you love. And the cost won\’t cut into your tight budget at all. Why, then, is it so difficult to say thanks? We are often focused on ourselves – Galileo may have proved that the earth... Read More

5 Steps to Gratitude Despite a Tough Economy

December 30th, 2008

Even with the harsh economic news – jobless rates up, and the stock market down – we can still find a lot to be grateful about, especially during the holidays. Families and friends traditionally draw together for support in times of crisis, and this year is no different. The gift of appreciation – a heartfelt thank you – can be a daily present this holiday season for those you love. And the cost won\’t cut into your tight budget at all. Why, then, is it so difficult to say thanks? We are often focused on ourselves – Galileo may have proved that the earth... Read More

HEART HEALTHY HOLIDAY TIPS

November 24th, 2008

The holiday season officially begins with Thanksgiving and ends after the New Year\’s celebrations leftovers are gone. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or any other winter holiday, this can be the hardest time of the year to follow heart healthy habits! Here are some tips to help get you through the holiday season: Heart Healthy Holiday Eating Tips:1) Do not go to holiday parties hungry to avoid overeating at the party. Eat regular meals before the party and do not skip meals. Drink plenty of water before you go. 2) Avoid talking and socializing around the buffet or in the... Read More

HEART HEALTHY HOLIDAY TIPS

November 24th, 2008

The holiday season officially begins with Thanksgiving and ends after the New Year\’s celebrations leftovers are gone. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or any other winter holiday, this can be the hardest time of the year to follow heart healthy habits! Here are some tips to help get you through the holiday season: Heart Healthy Holiday Eating Tips:1) Do not go to holiday parties hungry to avoid overeating at the party. Eat regular meals before the party and do not skip meals. Drink plenty of water before you go. 2) Avoid talking and socializing around the buffet or in the... Read More

Baby Boomers and Halloween: How to Deal with Ghosts from the Past

October 16th, 2008

Although present day Halloween activities revolve around trick-or-treating and costume parties, historically masks were worn to placate the evil spirits. You may not be frightened by pumpkins carved into eerie faces nor believe in witches and goblins. But when is the last time you thought seriously about the “ghosts” that have been haunting you far too long? The negative feelings that you may be experiencing – from time to time or perhaps more regularly – could be due to normal unhappiness, stress from overload, situational sadness, or even clinical depression. When there is no... Read More

Vitamin D: Needed for a Shield Against Diseases as Well as for Strong Bones

August 8th, 2008

“It\’s D-Lightful: Vitamin D Gets Its Moment in the Sun” announced the July 15th Wall Street Journal Health Journal by Melinda Beck. And the article went on to explain that, while Vitamin D is known for being crucial for strong bones, there\’s new research suggesting it also protects against a wide variety of diseases. Did this news upset me at my age? (Over age 51 the amount of D needed increases.) Not in the least – because only yesterday my new doctor had blood drawn to check my Vitamin D level. The week before, at my first visit to him, he had explained that he\’d... Read More

GERD (Acid Reflux) Found in Babies as Young as One Day Old

July 28th, 2008

GERD (acid reflux) is something I know about – I\’ve been taking Prevacid for the last few years to control this reaction. Then I read Melinda Beck\’s July 22nd Health Journal in The Wall Street Journal titled “Baby crying? Doctors Say It May Be Acid-Reflux Disease.” Here\’s the first paragraph of this article: Oliva Manganello was 1 month old when she started screaming, usually right after she nursed. Her family tried switching to formula, then different formulas, but nothing helped. Finally a pediatric gastroenterologist diagnosed gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)... Read More

Radical, Exceptional Self Care:
Redefine Your Experience and Have a Great Life!

July 28th, 2008

The Story of Jennifer and Claire… Let\’s take a peek at the lives of two women. At first glance they look much the same, both are single Moms with two children, business professionals, talented and hard working. Looking further, that is where the similarities end. One woman, we\’ll call her Claire, finds herself feeling like she is perpetually behind, never able to catch up, or stop and take a breath. Her life is best defined as a juggling act; forget the notion of balanced life. She finds herself pulled down by low energy, minor health complaints, and difficult relationships. Though... Read More

Whooping Cough Rise in U.S. and Other Infectious Disease Risks Lead to Call for Adult Immunizations

July 23rd, 2008

In January of 2005 my older daughter returned with a whooping cough from visiting my sister in Australia. It soon became apparent that she had whooping cough (we listened to a recording of whooping cough on the internet) and had given it to her boyfriend. But we couldn’t get doctors in Los Angeles to agree that these two 20-somethings had whooping cough. Soon afterwards two things happened. 1) My sister and her younger son were diagnosed with whooping cough, the source of my daughter’s whooping cough. 2) And there was an article in the Los Angeles Times that whooping cough had returned... Read More