I get up to feed my pestering dog breakfast and notice a line of brilliant orange peeking up over the horizon. It is going to be one of those picture-perfect sunrises. The race is on. They only last about 15 minutes. But it is a perfect 15 minutes of peaceful … [Read more...] about Finding Mindfulness and Meditation That Works For You
This is a true story. Last November I sought a functional health doctor to combat swollen joints and possible arthritis. I knew inflammation was an issue and wanted to explore a holistic route prior to going to a rheumatologist. I am not ready to go on a bunch of prescription … [Read more...] about Anxiety over Health Concerns
I push the treadmill speed past six and look up into the mirror in front of me. I see determination staring back. I see the runners on both sides of me and I have a good ten years on them. When did this happen? I was always the youngest in the pack. In my … [Read more...] about On Aging and Grace
It seems so simple. Your bad mood you were blaming on the crummy weather, the frustrating job, and just not getting enough sleep has turned into an ongoing stasis of life. It’s not really a terrible, momentary irritation. It is more like a low-grade … [Read more...] about How To Get Out of A Funk
Well it’s been almost two months since New Years, and I’m checking in on my resolutions and thinking about just how fast the last ones failed. Why do I put myself through this little charade, convincingly saying that ‘this year will be different’? It’s a new year! Of course I’ll … [Read more...] about Making Resolutions Stick The SMART Way
Welcome to the teen years, where it is all about relationships, friendships, fun, and socialization! While this can represent an exciting new phase of life for your child, it also can be potentially dangerous in relation to their mental and emotional health. During these years, … [Read more...] about What Am I Teaching My Teenager About Relationships?