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October 31, 2019

After a weekend-plus of power outages and wildfire-related evacuations all around us, it’s not news to most of us that the Bay Area has been surrounded by wildfires (not to mention stress and uncertainty!) Consequently our air quality is extremely unhealthy — and it’s...

October 5, 2019

Have you heard about the benefits of practicing gratitude? It's a little bit like mindfulness these days in that I feel like I'm reading about it at every turn. But the science behind it is well-documented and compelling. People who regularly practice gratitude by taki...

November 1, 2018

Coming Soon (11/4/18): Jet Lag Without the Travel
Spring forward, fall back—even though the clocks change by only an hour during Daylight Savings Time, the effects can set you back. In fact, it feels like a mild case of jet lag. Because body chemistry speaking, it is....

October 11, 2018

Maybe you know this already, but an afternoon nap is good for you. But how exactly? A new study looks closely at changes in people's brains before and after a nap and discovers clear and immediate cognitive benefits to midday sleeping.


This new study, published in the...

September 26, 2018


Anyone who knows me well knows that I LOVE to dance.  I don’t mean just dancing at parties or when I’m cooking in the kitchen (although I love that too), I mean all out, joyful, expressive, choreographed dance to loud, rhythmic music. Preferably in a large room with l...

August 5, 2018

Discover the difference between responding and reacting.

We all have them.  Those situational “triggers” that bring on a wave of emotions and reactivity — and generally not our best thinking or behavior. What if you had a way to reduce those triggers, manage your vulner...

June 1, 2018

“It is most important that the heart responds when there is an opportunity — that we are moved to care for others rather than getting so stuck in our own head.  If we can’t recognize opportunities to help people in need, mostly it’s our own loss. Small gestures of kind...

April 29, 2018

Finding Some Shame-Free Middle Ground

I read a study a few weeks ago about how our brains are naturally wired to hold on to negative experiences over positive ones. Apparently it is connected with our “fight or flight” response and our biological wiring for survival....

March 16, 2018

Monday morning was difficult in my house.  “Spring Forward”— in theory —is great.  All that extra daylight at the end of the day seems to bring with it a sense of abundance and possibility.  However, losing that extra hour of sleep knocked us all for a loop. It got me...

March 8, 2018

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day, designated by the United Nations in 1977, is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to ce...

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There are many choices to be made each day in the pursuit of health and well-being.  My hope is that the well-being buzz can support and inspire your efforts to prioritize a healthy lifestyle. I want to ignite your do-it-yourself spirit for this creative and important project. I want to help you make informed choices that are right for you, as well as keep you in the conversation by providing information about health-related products, services, activities and research.   Join the movement and let’s do this together!

 

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