I wouldn't be able to tell you, exactly, what it is about writing that I love so much. I'm fairly certain this is true of all those who hold the art with any affection. It's certainly not because I think I’m going to get a lot of followers on a blog. I know better. Our… Continue reading The Other Reasons to Write
I am not at all ashamed to report that I went to see Inside Out in the movie theatre with the same eagerness I've been known to reserve for chocolate and tea parties (which is to say...a lot). I was excited to see how Hollywood would portray emotional nuance. And I am equally unashamed to… Continue reading The Beauty of Sadness
I have been struggling, lately, with what I have so far seen as a dichotomous conflict between the importance of hard facts and the enigmatic power of our stories. When it comes to the process of healing...how important is data in its own right? And at what point should we shift gears and look, instead, at… Continue reading Healing: The Story Behind All the Data
Fun Facts: About 38 percent of Americans have at least $1000 dollars in savings About 37 percent of Americans are at a healthy weight. About 40 percent of Americans have an Associate’s degree or above. Is it merely a coincidence that those numbers are so close? I would like to hypothesize that the answer is… Continue reading Want to Lose Weight and Keep it Off? Treat Your Weight the Same Way You Treat Your Finances.
As a health practitioner, I have learned a fair amount about the risks of compassion fatigue. When one spends too much time caring for others without taking time for self-care...it can lead to a gradual lessoning of a person's ability to exhibit compassion in an authentic way. It increases the risk for anxiety, sleep disturbances, substance… Continue reading What About Stupidity Fatigue? Why Health Professionals Need to Learn to Detach from Their Clients’ Outcomes
If there is one thing that continues to surprise me about the health industry (or...maybe it doesn't) it is the ferocity with which it sells a lie. The lie health enthusiasts try to sell is this: If you follow the rules, you will be happy. If you follow the rules, you will no longer be in… Continue reading The Here and “Ow!”: What it REALLY Means to be “Healthy”
Summary: I love to read. And I especially appreciate it when a friend can recommend a book to me which they believe holds value. So...when my boyfriend told me about The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, I was intrigued. Apparently it has wound up on the must-read list of many of our notorious high achievers such as Tony Robins… Continue reading The Miracle Morning: An Experiment and Review
Emotional Eating and Weight Weight loss is hard. Weight management is even harder. We all know this experientially, and the research certainly backs it up. But its even harder for those who have strong emotional entanglements with regard to their eating behaviors (ie - emotional eaters). To be clear...I'm not talking about those folks who… Continue reading Acceptance as a Weight Loss Tool