As I write this, it's December 31st, 2019. This transition feels especially auspicious as it marks the dawn of a new year, a new decade, and an American election. It's enough to make me want to cross my fingers and hope we individually and collectively leap in a positive direction (it being leap year and all) and… Continue reading The Times They Are A-Changin’
Dear Fellow Health Nuts... When I say the word "healthy," what comes to mind for you? When I give presentations in the community, the most common answers I get to that question include: Eat plenty of vegetables Exercise Drink water Avoid junk food Meditate Get enough sleep Manage your weight Rarely, if ever, does anyone… Continue reading Loneliness
Go to a bookstore or local library and head toward the "psychology and self help" section. You will likely find a plethora of books that speak to "emotional intelligence." Type in the words "emotional intelligence books" in a search engine and you'll find articles like "26 emotional intelligence books." Or "The Top 20 Emotional Intelligence… Continue reading Emotional Intelligence
I can't really speak for other cultures, but from what I have been able to gleam, here, in the United States, the word "sensitive" is seen as derogatory. To be sensitive means you must be a wall flower or a snowflake. It means you are easy to hurt. You're thin-skinned. You can't handle what life… Continue reading Rebranding Sensitivity
You Gotta Love Science I am utterly enamored with science. Or...maybe it would be better to say that I love the spirit of the scientific process. Think about it. It's basically a process devoted to curiosity and exploration (and just try to convince me that curiosity and exploration aren't worthwhile. I dare you). First: you have a… Continue reading Show Me the Data…
The Highly Sensitive Hitch... One of the most common grievances I hear from the highly sensitive people I have met and worked with is this one...singular...complaint: I hate that I have to take SUCH delicate care of myself to feel grounded. It feels like I have two options. I can either have a social life,… Continue reading How to Realize Your Potential and Become a STRONGER Sensitive Person
I can't tell you how many diet books are sold each year. I can't tell you how many different approaches they all espouse. But what I can tell you is this: It's a billion dollar industry. That's right...a BILLION dollar industry. If you have ever walked into a book store (yes, kids, those used to exist...I know) then you… Continue reading The Three Levels of Weight Loss: Level Three (Customization)
When trying to lose weight, it's easy to get overwhelmed. It helps if you can treat it like a game and "level up" one step at a time.