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?
Self-care is not a new concept. I know that I need to take care of myself in order to take care of others. So, why is it that the things I need to do to accomplish this, always get put on the back burner? Am I ignoring the importance of self-care? Think about it, if you have a … [Read more...] about Self-Care: We Cannot Pour From An Empty Pitcher