Are You a Milk Hoarder?

One day, I am going to host a show on TLC called “Milk Hoarders.” In this show, I will surprise a breastfeeding mom by knocking on her door asking to see her freezer stash of milk. ...more

Cold Sore vs. Canker Sore

Did you know there’s a difference between canker sores and cold sores? I sure didn’t! I’ve been using them interchangeably for years, but they really, truly are not the same thing. ...more


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Chocolate - The Good, The Bad and The Reality

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” ― Charles M. SchulzChocolate has always played a special role in our species.  In Mayan and Aztec religious events, priests presented cacao seeds as offerings to the gods, and served it in drinks during sacred ceremonies....more

Do you know what your Wrinkles are Saying About Your Bone Health?

Did you know that women with more wrinkles are also more likely to have lower bone mineral density? Bone and skin share several structures, including collagen. Most of bone, in fact, is composed of collagen. While many skin creams tout that their creams contain collagen, this is not going to help your bone health and strength in any way....more

How To Combat Stress With Coloring Books

Coloring is not just for children anymore. Actually, it so happens that coloring is beneficial because of its de-stressing qualities. This activity is being used as a way to escape the stress of daily life. ...more

Back to marketing my book on sexual abuse

 My book about childsexual abuse and how you heal is Enfolded in Silence/A Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhood ( Now that I am back in the country, I am working on marketing it. I believe it is a helpful book for survivors of abuse, therapists who work with them, adolescents and those interested in getting an insdie view of sexual abuse and the healing process. ...more

Give the Man a Chance: Rules for Letting Daddy Learn How to Father

Before I begin, I want to acknowledge that not all babies are born into homes with both a mother and father. Many babies are welcomed into homes with any number of different parenting scenarios. I must say, however, that I particularly like to lovingly poke fun at daddies and how mamas treat daddies. So, for the purposes of this blog, “partner” will be played by the role of “daddy.”  But grandmas, partners, and support people are all included.Rules for Letting Daddy Learn How to Father...more

5 Ways to Boost Your Sex Drive Naturally

The balance between the two female sex hormones – estrogen and progesterone – is critical to maintaining optimal health. Unfortunately, this hormonal balance can be thrown out of whack by factors such as stress, excess weight, not enough sleep, and sometimes side effects from certain medications or environmental factors....more

Creativity Booster: How examining your various social roles may increase your creativity

According to a recent study published by Sarah Gaither in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, found that spending a few minutes thinking about the various social roles you play—spouse, parent, employee, neighbor, friend—can help to boost your creativity and gain creative insights....more