Most of my life I've been overweight. Not a lot but never thin. Or, at least, what I thought of as "thin". About two years ago, after gaining a lot of weight due to a severe depression, I lost 40 pounds. I went from a size 14 to a 6. Everybody told me I looked … Continue reading The Myth that Thin Equals Happy
This week is the Jewish New Year or Rosh Hashanah. I'm not particularly religious anymore but this holiday resonates with me. As part of the start of the new year we are supposed to use the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to go to people we may have hurt … Continue reading How to Forgive Yourself
I was a child of the 70s. I had a mom who worked three jobs, grew up learning about women's lib and thought my family was like the show One Day at a Time. (If you're too young to remember it was about a single mom and her two daughters) Things weren't easy and maybe … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned from Wonder Woman
I have a confession, I was in a dysfunctional relationship for many years. It wasn't with another person, my unhealthy relationship was with ice cream. It began in my childhood and continued into adulthood. It all started in my grandparents' living room in Albany, New York. Every night as my grandparents watched the 11’clock news … Continue reading How I Made Peace with My Relationship with Ice Cream
Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. –Plato About five years ago I started to have severe back pain. I didn’t have an accident, nothing happened, I just woke up one morning with the most unbelievable pain in my lower … Continue reading The connection between physical and emotional pain
For the past two weeks I've been battling a very uncomfortable sinus infection. It started as a cold and then my ears started to hurt and feel congested. I'm finally starting to feel like I'm not completely under water. That really is a weird feeling. Drinking apple cider vinegar and honey with hot water is … Continue reading Are you listening to your body?
When trying to be healthy we take care to change our diets and get in some exercise. But do you pay attention to the things you're inhaling and putting on your body? The toxins and chemicals found in most personal care and cleaning products can be making you sick. I have become much more aware … Continue reading Are the Products in Your Home Making You Sick?
Since childhood, I have suffered from depression and anxiety. For years I searched for the perfect pill to give me some relief from the darkness and fear that controlled my life. In my twenties and thirties I tried many different medications and “cocktails” combining different anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds. Few had any impact and the … Continue reading Exercise and Mood