Friday 5

~5 things from the week~ ...more

Stop Counting Calories

We spend so much time and money finding the quickest and easiest way to lose weight, which leads to yo-yo dieting and unhealthy habits. I'm going to let you in on a secret: there are no secret tips and tricks to lose weight overnight and live a happy, healthy life. One thing you must accept when beginning a lifestyle change is that it will take time, but it will be worth it. So I'm going to share a few not so secret tips to get you started:...more

Living Simply, Simply Living

Now that I am living on my own, I have been reflecting on my desires for my future. There are countless people who have inspired me with their journeys in life, and I am especially inspired by those who lead simple lives. Their lives are full of experiences and relationships rather than materials and money. I can see the true happiness in their eyes, and feel a deep connection with this style of living....more

How do you stay healthy and happy?

Are you confused by all of the seemingly conflicted nutritional advice out there? I know I am, and I'm a doctor. I actively seek out nutritional information and for the most part feel like I am well informed. Yet I still question my food choices. Both what I chose to eat for myself and my family but also what I recommend to patients....more

Friday 5

~5 things from the week~ This week has been non-stop and my camera roll proves just how scatter brained I am when things get busy and all my irons are in the fire.  ...more

Spring Clean Your Body: Gentle Ways to Detoxify this Spring

The snow is gone, the grass is green, and we are spending our weekends doing Spring clean up in our homes and yards. The leaves get raked, the storm windows come out and screens go in. Maybe the house gets a fresh coat of paint, and all the stuff (junk) we accumulated over the winter gets thrown out or organized. What we are missing in our “Spring cleaning” routine, though, is Spring cleaning our bodies....more

Saying NO doesn't make you a bad person but...

Saying NO doesn't make you a bad person but, not saying anything at all does. What do I mean? If I ask you a question and you discuss everything under the moon BUT what I asked you, that's not cool. At a recent event, one of the speakers expressed that everything we do is a give and a take. Of course, there will be times where you really can not do something and must tell me NO, but if you're avoiding telling me NO in an effort to avoid hurting my feelings, please don't do that....more