Receive our e-newsletter:
The Valley’s Leading Resource for Health and Wellness

Self Improvement Category

Medical News“No” Is a Complete Sentence

Learning how to say “No” and when to say “No” is essential to living your life with purpose. When you say “YES” to one thing, you’re saying “NO” to something else. Time is a limited commodity and each of us has 24 hours per day. Once you invest that time, Read more…

Integrated PracticesDo What You Can

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Whether it is because of the number of tasks on my to-do list, or the complexity of a situation, I sometimes find myself feeling frozen because of the multitude of things to do. Because of my work in health education, I am frequently explaining how Read more…

Integrated PracticesCaring for the Caregiver

Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. A new case of Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed every 66 seconds. By mid-century, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is projected to grow to 13.8 million. Between 2000 and 2013, deaths resulting from Read more…

Through the Generations15 Fun Self-Care Ideas for Daily Living

The key to finding time and balance is to incorporate self-care into what we are already doing. Here are a few discoveries to get you started. 1. In the kitchen, squat for anything lower than the counter top (strengthens pelvic floor muscles for men and women, improves bladder control, and Read more…

Through the GenerationsIs It Retirement or Retiremental?

The golden years: sailing off into the sunset with a great love, enjoying every minute of life’s treasures… We all wish life was like that. We plan for a time when we have enough income, fortitude, and good health to enter the last stage of life with a sense of Read more…

Medical NewsYou Are Not Your Anger

Are we born angry? All too often, it can feel that way. A recap of a family get together might start off with the best of intentions and sometimes end with voices raised to a high-pitched frenzy over who was right regarding the topic at hand. Well, you know what Read more…

Natural OptionsGetting Back on Track

After the holidays, many clients come in complaining of constipation, bloating and fatigue and/or feeling sluggish, with headaches and pain. The holidays can do that to us – especially with changes in diet, exercise and water consumption. Every 7 years we have a molecular cell change, every 180 days a Read more…

Natural OptionsRiding the Waves of Wellness

Living Wellness with Jennifer

We have tides in our life. Just as the waves in the ocean rise and fall based on gravitational forces exerted by the moon, sun and other factors, the health we experience throughout our lives follows the same archetypical pattern of advance and retreat. When we are younger, the tide Read more…

Integrated PracticesLife: Adaptation vs. Balance

Often we use the word “balance” to describe the illusive horizon of a happy, healthy life. When our priorities are out of order, or we are feeling drained of energy, we think, “I need more balance,” or “My life is out of balance.” I propose that balance may not be Read more…

Through the GenerationsResolutions: Rewire Your Brain

The New Year is often accompanied by aspirations of self-improvement. For some that means making better nutrition choices and for others that means getting into shape, moving more – fitness. An oft heard expression involves how long these changes might last before we revert back to the same old – Read more…

Medical NewsLiving Through the Lens Of Loss

Usually, my goal in writing on various subjects in Desert Health® is to mentor, teach, and provide support. This article on loss is coming from a unique perspective, more of a personal view, since my mother passed away April 15 of this year. As I walk through the steps of Read more…

Natural OptionsBreaking Myths about Stress

Though people want to live a stress-free life, they often falter because of their wrong beliefs. The deeply rooted myths about stress in this society cost people their money, relationships, happiness, and sometimes even their life. With proper knowledge, you can reclaim lost peace, joy and balance in life by Read more…

Integrated PracticesRhythm

One of the beauties of life is the repetition of patterns that serve as teachers of life’s great themes. Nature must know that we humans are slow learners and therefore offers us example after example of this important truth: rhythm is a vital component to virtually every part of our Read more…

Through the GenerationsConfidence Is Your Key to Success

Are you holding yourself back because of low confidence? Do you spend a lot of time “in your head” worrying, regretting, putting yourself down, and wishing things were different? Do you stop yourself from taking advantage of opportunities and reaching the success of which you know you are capable? Without Read more…

Natural OptionsCan We Talk?

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. – Robert McCloskey Do you struggle to be understood, yet often feel misunderstood? Communication is a basic skill, yet there are some subtle nuances Read more…

Natural OptionsA More Energized Coachella Valley

The highly intelligent, yet humorous, humble, and deeply spiritual psychologist and medical researcher Dr. Joan Borysenko recently spoke to an inspired audience at Michael’s House Outpatient Services as part of their Open Door Speakers Series. The subject on this magical, balmy Palm Springs evening was how to renew your vitality Read more…

Integrated PracticesBiography Becomes Biology

Have you ever audited yourself on the way you plan for your most precious gift: your health? We tend to spend time planning our financial strategy, our travel, our social life, but few of us create a health strategy for ourselves. With the growth of the functional medicine movement, I Read more…

Through the GenerationsPreventing Parental Temper Tantrums

What parent hasn’t had moments, days, even years of feeling like they could have parented better? The reality is, they could have parented differently. Most of us have a fantasy bubble that gives us a bird’s eye view of a perfect life, encompassing everything we think we’re not but should Read more…

Health & BeautyBreast Implants Then and Now

One of my favorite movies of all times is the 1997 HBO movie Breast Men with David Schwimmer and Chris Cooper. It was humorous and astonishingly accurate with regards to the evolution of the modern implant and the eventual controversy that enveloped it. There is something new with breast implant Read more…

Medical NewsParents Listen to Your Adult Children

Before you go saying, “Why would I ever listen to my good-for-nothing son?” let me start by clarifying that this title and the article to follow only apply to food and health. News and discoveries on the food/health connection are progressing so profoundly that even medicine is starting to consider Read more…