How to Survive the Holidays without Getting Fat!

With Thanksgiving we officially usher in the season of food centered social gatherings. Whether it's a work party, family reunion or a friendly get together with your girls friends, opportunities for sharing in friendship around tantalizing treats abound! And these events feed much more than our tummies... the holidays are filled with warmth, joy and love, and if we allow ourselves to truly … [Read more...]

The Fragile Link Between Sleep and Weight Loss

To say that I was frustrated was an understatement.... I was eating right, drinking about 3 liters of water a day and exercising five to six times a week. Yet no matter what I could not get rid of that sneaky little bulge around my mid-section. I had reached the dreaded plateau! When I shared my concerns with my personal trainer, Hollywood Physique Expert Eric the Trainer,  he asked a … [Read more...]

Thermography – A Safe and Painless Alternative for Breast Cancer Detection

Fifteen years ago my doctor detected a small lump in my left breast that gave her reason for concern.  Within a couple of days I came in for  my first mammogram.  48 hours later I was called back in for a second test because the first was not clear.  It turned out everything was fine and there was no reason for alarm. Now if you've ever had a mammogram you know there is nothing pleasant about … [Read more...]

Sweating it Out with Gabby Reece and HIGHX

When it comes to fitness Gabby Reece believes that the best kind of workout should be fun as well as challenging and it should be adaptable to each individual's specific needs.  The perfect fitness program is one that can be done by anyone, regardless of age or ability.  That is my belief as well so I was eager to discover her signature workout, HIGHX. HIGHX os a bootcamp like circuit workout … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Give Your Workout a Break

Why REST should be an important part of your workout plan. When we think about transforming our bodies into a beautiful, sculpted work of art, we tend to focus on two things: workout and meal planning.  And while both of these are indeed important and necessary, we  often forget one of the most important ingredients: REST! Yet REST is crucial for optimum results and should be treated with … [Read more...]

Take the Stress out of Open Enrollment and a Chance to Win $500

Until recently I never gave much thought to Open Enrollment. You see my husband works for one of the biggest Healthcare providers in the nation and we have fantastic health benefits. In the 25 years since we've had this coverage I've learned how truly blessed I am to have this coverage. IIt's not perfect -- I'm a firm believer in integrated medicine and though I have an amazing team of … [Read more...]

Is Technology Robbing Our Kids of Their Smarts?

The girls have officially been back in school for a week today, though with Labor Day weekend we've been easing back nice and slow and things have been quite manageable so far. With three girls, two of them in High School, we had a full day of meetings last week with teachers and administration to get all the details on what to expect with this current school year.  It should come as no … [Read more...]

The 7-Day Allergy Makeover – Interview with Dr. Susanne Bennett

My dear friend Dr. Susanne Bennett has just released her brand new book "The 7 day Allergy Makeover" in which she shares a simple 7 step strategy that will have you  enjoying life like never before! Dr. Bennett knows all too well what it is like to live in constant fear for your child.  In her book she shares her personal struggles raising a baby boy whom, over the course of the first 18 months … [Read more...]

The Importance of a Family Emergency Plan

Last Friday I picked up my 6 year old Sabrina a little earlier than usual from school to take her to an appointment. When I got there, one of our supervisor's brought her to me and as soon as Sabrina saw me she ran into my arms and buried her head into my sweater, crying. She had been with another little girl so I suspected that something had happened between the two of them. I could not have been … [Read more...]

Could Our Children Be Suffering From Social Jetlag?

When we turned back the clock a few weeks ago, the girls had all sorts of questions: "Who decides when we turn back the clocks?  Why doesn't everyone change time at the same time?  What time is it really?  If we can change time any time what does time mean anyways?  How do we know when we are on the right time? " And on and on the questions went.  All good questions, but I was left wondering … [Read more...]

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