Sometimes Valentine’s Day is the worst. It’s a reminder of all you do not have in the love department. Sometimes it’s the best. It’s a time to celebrate the love you are enjoying in your relationship and in your life. And sometimes it’s confusing. It’s very confusing when you are in a relationship and are told you are loved, but don’t really feel loved. [Read more…] about Let Love Begin with You
Happy Valentine’s Day Recipe!
As Valentine’s Day approaches, I put on my apron and went into my kitchen to create a lovely treat that could be enjoyed by you and your loved ones without guilt or inflammation. I succeeded!!
These yummy little bars are delicious, easy to make, and won’t leave you with the typical Valentine’s Day candy hangover.
Recently, I have had a couple of experiences that have brought the increasing polarization within the United States to my attention–again–and the need to heal the polarization.
Last month I came under attack on my Facebook professional page from an organized hate group of volatile medical doctors who demonstrated little concern for actual facts or science. Seems an oxymoron, right? The very same week, I realized that the TED X talk I was set to deliver shortly was being heavily censored by the hosting committee. These two events got me thinking a lot about our current culture, its divides, and how this relates to our overall health and development as a society. [Read more…] about Can We Heal the Polarization of Our People? Yes! and Here’s How…
The shortest day of the year, the first day of winter, or Winter Solstice celebrates the power of faith. The faith we must have that the light will return. The faith we most hold that, like the sleeping seeds beneath the earth, our own seeds of creativity will once again sprout, grow, and bear fruit. This is the season to reach out to those we love and spend time in laughter, stillness, and communion. This is not the season of bustle, but the season of hibernation and rest. As the earth gently sleeps, so must we. All is in suspended animation. [Read more…] about Is Winter Solstice Impacting Your Mood Too?
The holidays are often a time of great pain for people.
I see it in my clinic every year. There is the stress of trying to put together the perfect event, to look perfect, to be perfect. There is the stress of seeing family members that might be toxic. There is the stress of being surrounded by food and alcohol that will leave you overweight, inflamed, and exhausted if you imbibe in it. There is financial stress, schedule stress, work stress, and on and on and on. [Read more…] about Holiday Traditions
When my children were young, I used to make German pancakes for them on Christmas morning. Of course, these are traditionally made with white flour. I was elated when I figured out how to make them with an alternative flour! I typically serve them with raspberries that I have simmered on the stove top with a little maple syrup. [Read more…] about Healthy German Pancakes