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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

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

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…

Financial HealthThe Tortoise and the Hare

Remember the famous fable The Hare and the Tortoise? Spoiler Alert: The tortoise ends ups winning the race. That story always comes to mind when speaking with individuals about saving for retirement. The tortoise looked at the race as a marathon – maintained a steady pace, kept his eye on Read more…

Financial HealthIncrease Your Networking IQ

Have you ever felt stressed at the thought of attending networking events, conferences and even holiday parties? Understanding networking fundamentals can help ease the discomfort and make you become a better networker. Show Up. As Woody Allen says, “80% of success is showing up” and that certainly applies to networking. Read more…

FitnessThe Importance of Endurance in a Golf Fitness Program

There has been a lot of focus lately on strength training for golf purporting that, to hit the ball farther, you need to lift weights. While adding strength is certainly important, it is not the only element needed to stay focused for the complete round. Golfers also require both muscular Read more…

Natural OptionsHow is Your Spiritual Health?

The quest to live a healthy and happy life has become a high priority for people now more than ever. While many are focusing their attention on physical, emotional and mental health, there is another aspect that many are exploring: spiritual health. All people have a spiritual side to them, Read more…

Natural OptionsA Journey into Journaling

Gandhi proclaimed that happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are all in harmony. The most accessible theme we have at our fingertips to synergize these three aspects of self is an ancient tradition dating back to the 10th Century of Japan: a piece Read more…

Integrated PracticesStress Reducing Breath Exercises

For thousands of years, yogis and sages from eastern cultures have understood the importance of diaphragmatic and deep breathing. More recently, through the efforts of mind-body thought leaders such as Jon Kabat-Zinn and Herbert Benson, the paramount importance and health benefits of deep breathing practices have been widely utilized in Read more…

Financial HealthFinancial Fitness

As we fall into a new season, staying focused on wellness may fade away with the summer tide. Whether we spent the first part of the year working towards that summer body or a desired fitness goal, we tend to lose focus during the fall and winter months. Year after Read more…

Health & BeautySummer Essentials for Healthy Hair

Sun, hot dry air, chlorine and salty water…we sure do torture our hair throughout the summer months. It’s no wonder we complain about split ends, oily scalps and dull, lifeless locks. However, with the help of a few essentials, you have a good shot at keeping your hair healthy all Read more…

Through the GenerationsTo Know You Is To Love You

You look across the room and there they are…the person of your dreams…your soulmate. The One! In the movie Moonstruck Cher says, “Snap out of it!” Good advice, as it is often wise to step back and take a breath before jumping into those initial feelings, which may be simply Read more…

Medical NewsWhere Does All Your Energy Go?

Like many personal improvement expressions “Live Your Passion,” the title of this issue’s front page feature, is alluring in its simplicity, powerful in its promise, but difficult to achieve. Difficult, but not impossible. Identifying where we are and the personal energy we have left to contribute to achieving new goals Read more…