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Medical NewsThe Crazy Ride Called Life

This crazy ride called life

These past couple of years have been peculiar for me and my friends. Every time we stop to catch our breath, a new crisis occurs. As I write this, I have one friend returning from her third family funeral and another who lost her business partner and father in the Read more…

Medical NewsThe Only Question You Need in a Crisis

Crisis Ahead

I was sitting at a stranger’s kitchen table. In fact, I was surrounded by strangers. Strangers who had, with a single text at one o’clock in the morning, become my sisters. There were people congregated in the living room and sitting at the table with me and on the kitchen Read more…

Medical NewsThe Pressure of Competition

mentoring the future

Over the past year, parents of the wealthy and privileged have been exposed for cheating the college admissions system. These individuals have personified the levels of desperation to which some parents descend in order to get their child into their school of choice. Stresses of college admissions and even competition Read more…

Natural OptionsFollowing Your Inner Compass

Living Wellness with Jennifer

We often say, “Trust your instincts” and “Listen to your inner voice.” Yet, with all the external noise and internal conflict, how do we follow our inner compass? Our world revolves around strategy, data, knowledge and facts, which challenges us to navigate unknown territories. Over 4,000 years ago Phoenician sailors Read more…

Integrated PracticesForm and Function

The Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This question has a new application for me as I pursue optimal brain function for patients. For most of my “doctor life” I’ve believed brain function to be dependent on the right environment and care – a fragile organ sustained by the Read more…

FitnessA “Night Out” Workout

Disco Inferno Pilates

While Zelda’s has long been known as one of the valley’s hottest nightclubs, upstairs they are turning up the heat at Bikram Yoga Plus – Palm Springs where Disco Inferno Hot Pilates offers Friday night fun combined with a full body workout. With many fitness fans seeking healthier nightly activities, Read more…

Through the GenerationsLift Your Mood with a Mantra

Hands together and thumbs crossed

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a tool you could count on to instantly relax you and lift you up? A mantra is a sound tool that with repetition can shift the charge on your nervous system, and all you need is your own voice and a little guidance. Read more…

Through the GenerationsA Little Hot Under the Collar?

The heat is on in our desert paradise and many have sought an escape from the rising temperatures. If tempers flare and you or a family member get hot under the collar, is there also an escape for that? Let’s explore how angry outbursts and rage serve as an immediate Read more…

Through the GenerationsWhat Is Your Vision Of Retirement?

Mood Mantra

You may have financially prepared for retirement, but are you psychologically and emotionally prepared? Being psychologically and emotionally prepared is equally as important as your financial preparations for your overall retirement health and well-being. The root of the word retirement implies retreat from battle, or stepping back to safer ground. Read more…

Financial HealthMy Friend “Charity”

I have a close friend, Charity. I like Charity. She’s one of those friends who always makes you feel good about yourself. Unfortunately, as with most friends, finding time to spend together presents challenges. We are busy with work, family, and other commitments. Sometimes, months go by without ever connecting. Read more…

Natural OptionsLove Juice and the Fountain of Youth

There are many luscious and mysterious chemicals that become activated in the body when we fall in love. These chemicals create a magic potion of sorts that bypasses the radar of our rational mind and creates a timeless state of euphoria. When we’re in love, we look brighter, happier and Read more…

Integrated PracticesRadical Self-acceptance

The Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today

Recently, Jim Dethmer, the author of 15 Commitments of Conscious Leaders, in speaking to a group of health coaches stated, “All sustainable transformation begins with radical self-acceptance.” As a doctor, I have been called to support healing and transformation, but both in my patients and in myself, I find transformation Read more…

Through the GenerationsSolitude

With the hectic pace of a busy season, it seemed appropriate to gravitate toward the yin side of life and talk about solitude. For many of us local small business owners, the peak season is hectic, bringing a needed abundance to support us when it all slows down in the Read more…

Through the GenerationsThe Best Part of Being a Couple

The best part of being a couple? Wait for it… It’s the authentic relationship you have with yourself. ‘To thine own self be true’ and ‘Know thyself’ are but a few quotes that depict the importance of self-actualization. With greater awareness, the terms selfish and self-serving can evolve into a Read more…

Through the GenerationsThe Power of Words

One of the greatest discoveries of our time is the knowledge that we each have the ability and power to create the experiences in our lives. It is now common knowledge that the thoughts and feelings we have are frequencies sent out into the universe which return to us in Read more…

Natural OptionsSelf-Care for the New Year

Are you ready for a “new you” this year? It may be no surprise that the all-time leading resolution is to lose weight and get healthy. After indulging in festivities for the past four months, all those tasty, sugary treats and drinks have probably found their way to your waist Read more…

Natural OptionsAn Extraordinary Year Starts with the Right Questions

We all feel it! The turning of the page. A new beginning. And with the New Year often come resolutions; a focus on what we don’t want and a goal to change it. Last New Year’s Eve, when the clock struck midnight, my client Pamela resolved to lose 10 pounds. Read more…

Integrated PracticesCell Phone Safety

Take a look around anywhere you go – cell phones and wireless devices are an integral part of our lives because they are beneficial in many ways. However, we continue to hear conflicting messages about their health effects. So what can we do? In light of excellent independent science, we Read more…

Health & BeautyResolving to QUIT in 2019

The New Year is upon us, and for many resolutions will be set and abandoned within the first 8 weeks of the year. Those resolutions were more than likely set to achieve some level of happiness – financial, physical or emotional. THIS year, let’s quit some stuff in order to Read more…

Integrated PracticesWhy being Selfish Is GOOD

The Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today

It’s been interesting to note that my most requested talk this year has been about self-care. Whether I’m speaking to groups or with individual patients, we as a society seem to have a greater load of anxiety, depression and stress and I think it’s time to call BS. Now don’t Read more…