savoring simplicity

Calming the Chaotic Mind

Our minds are constantly thinking. It’s their primary job, and while we don’t always like the content, we have to admire these active overachievers. You might say our minds are workaholics, accomplishing tasks with unparalleled precision some days, and absolutely annoying on others.  These powerhouse performers thrive on chaos and love fast paced living. It’s… Read more »

It’s Summertime!

“School’s OUT!” Remember the pure exhilaration those words would  invoke when we were kids? Instead of brooding about our seasonally hot temperatures, why not reach inside and find that feeling once again? It’s always within and our desert has many ways to enliven your youthful spirit!  Making a splash is a great way to keep… Read more »

Flying High for Special Fans

The latest epidemic hitting the valley is definitely Firebird Fever. Young and old, large and small have all gone crazy for the American Hockey League’s newest team, and our community’s first franchise team, the Coachella Valley Firebirds. Powered by fan enthusiasm, the team returned to the championship circle in their second season for the Calder… Read more »

The Health of Your Medical Practice

Have you ever considered that your medical practice has similarities to your patients? Both medical practices and humans are systems made up of many subsystems, and each subsystem contributes to the overall health of the entity. Just as experts in medicine are now taking a more holistic approach when assessing the health of a patient,… Read more »

Protecting Our Youth

There has been a shift in symptoms presenting in therapists and family doctors’ offices. Ten years ago, it was rare to come across adolescent clients in counseling centers with active psychosis (other than that produced by methamphetamine, another problem). Now, we get calls about this issue several times per week.  In our clinic, we provide… Read more »

CVHS Health Academy and Eisenhower Health Partnership

In September 2023, students from Coachella Valley HS Health Academy (CVHS) and their Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter brainstormed their next community awareness project. There are plenty of causes and needs in the world, but the fentanyl crisis stood out as the main contender of issues that needed attention. Already in conversations with… Read more »

From Mind-full to Mindful

It’s Sunday morning and you’re relaxing, enjoying a cup of coffee outside on the patio relishing the sounds of nature, giving your busy mind and body a break. At least that was your intention. But once again, your thoughts are getting in the way of what seemed like a good idea at the moment. Worries… Read more »

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy

Burning, tingling or numbness in your hands or feet coupled with muscle weakness and discomfort are often signs of peripheral neuropathy, a condition that affects over 30 million Americans, typically those over 45.1 Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Diabetes is the most common culprit, but other… Read more »

Focal Therapy Center Stage at Annual Conference

On May 4, 2024 I was honored to represent HALO Precision Diagnostics at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. HALO, formerly Desert Medical Imaging, has been at the forefront of developing focal laser therapy as a less invasive treatment for prostate cancer.  At this year’s conference, focal therapy was openly… Read more »

Ensuring Quality Drinking Water

Gone are the days we could drink directly from a clear stream. Today, the clean water flowing from our faucets – and even bottled water – can harbor hidden pollutants. However, thanks to advances in technology, many modern-day contaminants can be filtered out; we just need to know what to look for.  Water companies work… Read more »

Water, Oxygen, Minerals and Antioxidants

It’s your birthday. Here it comes…”How old are you?” Mmm, does it really matter? After all, age is just a number. What really matters is your body’s state of health which will determine how you age and what your future birthdays will look like.  Some age-related changes are benign, such as graying hair or fine… Read more »

The Wellbeing of Our Life Force Energy

Albert Einstein understood the power of energy. In his life-changing career as a theoretical physicist, he would prove that energy is in constant motion, is never destroyed (only changes form) and connects everything. When it comes to our well-being, he famously stated, “Future medicine will be the medicine of frequencies.” Energy medicine. Humans are made… Read more »

Creating Hope and Healthy Options

Many families in the eastern Coachella Valley, particularly in cities like Mecca and Coachella, face daunting challenges in providing nutritious meals for their children. The rising cost of food has exacerbated these difficulties, leaving many households struggling to afford healthy groceries. This situation is particularly critical in a region where poverty rates are high, and… Read more »

To Sweat or Not to Sweat

There’s nothing like starting the day with a good steam shower, infrared sauna, hot yoga, intense workout or rapid walk to leave you feeling invigorated and energized. Cleaning out your system can clear your head and reset your mind and body for the new day ahead!   We often feel that sweat is our best… Read more »

Surviving Cancer Against the Odds

More and more people are discovering means for overcoming cancer against dire medical prognoses. For some, the words “get your affairs in order” are mentally the beginning of the end, while others find the recommendation tremendously motivating.   Factors that contribute to the final outcome vary, and there is certainly no one-size-fits-all. However, those who… Read more »