Fly Like A Butterfly

I recently had the joy of observing the life cycle of monarch butterflies over two weeks when I visited my parents. Of course, the beauty and majesty of the monarch butterfly is hard to ignore and that is what first caught my eye. The…

REGAINING HOPE

My mom has breast cancer. She was diagnosed in April 2015 and has since gone through 7 rounds of chemotherapy and had a mastectomy. I recently went with her to a radiation oncology appointment for an initial consult. After waiting for about an hour…

GET BACK ON TRACK

(This is an excerpt and adaptation of a book I recently co-authored with Carolyn Fields: “Procrastinators Unite! Tomorrow.”) Well, here we are at the end of January. Have you already forgotten about your new year intentions? It’s happened to all of us before. We…

BE WITH NATURE

I was recently at a medical conference in San Diego and though it had a great energy of people, like any other conference, we spent much of the time sitting in a dark room listening to lectures. However, being the active person that I…

THE POWER OF POSTURE

Have you ever watched a toddler walk and noticed how they have just the right posture? They can perform effortlessly perfect squats while keeping their backs straight, butts down, shoulders back, and feet pointing forward. This is truly amazing, considering many of us can’t…

DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE!

If you know me, you know that I’m often reminding people to breathe. “How do you forget to breathe?” you ask? Well, you’d be surprised. Granted, breathing is something our body does automatically without our awareness. It is part of the natural rhythm of…

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”—Saint Augustine You’re sitting in traffic because of an unexpected accident and you have an important meeting to get to. You start sweating, your hands tighten around the steering wheel, and your heart beats faster. Suddenly, you start yelling…

BEAT THE COLD! RECOVER FASTER!

Now that the winter holidays are upon us, the last thing you want to do is get sick! No one wants to have a stuffy nose, cough, and congestion with guests around. But in the event that you do get sick, here are some…

GETTING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

It’s that time of year again. Holiday shopping. Entertaining guests. Attending parties and dinners. Planning family and vacation time. Not to mention the wonderfully tempting food. Will you be able to resist the Christmas pudding and those beautifully decorated sugar cookies? Studies show that…