1 step forward and 3 steps back? Trust yourself.

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If you’re tossing and turning for hours and the idea of a good night’s sleep is just an elusive dream, you’re not alone. A recent study revealed that a third of adult Americans feel sleep deprived. Racing thoughts, worries about work and family responsibilities keep their brain on high alert; they simply can’t relax and let go. If you’re feeling exhausted, here are a few simple tricks to get you and your sleep patterns back on track. Identify the problem. ...more

Harry Potter and the Power of Positive Thinking

As a psychotherapist who works with young adults, I often allude to pop culture in my private practice. So when my 20-something client and professed Harry Potter devotee grew anxious about a dreaded trans-coastal visit to her Dementor of a mother-in law in Los Angeles, I naturally inquired, “What Harry Potter would do?”“Well, of course, he would conjure his Patronus,” she replied....more

How Zumba and P!nk Changed My New Year's Resolution

On the morning of January 1st, head throbbing and heart jitering with caffeine, I skulked into my first Zumba class of 2011. I felt like crap so why was I there? My New Year’s resolution was to exercise more, eat healthier, eat less, blah, blah, blah. I wanted to kick it off with a workout to punish away the evils of December 31st and the 2 weeks that preceded it  (evils being too much cheese, chocolate and sparkling wine)....more

Resolutions. . . What a Waste

The myth of the New Year's Resolution goes something like this:1. Person evaluates their own flaws.2. Person vows to change said flaws.3. Person ends up not doing crap about said flaws and then feels bad for a moment and in my case ends up eating lots of chocolate to comfort said self....more

Making Decisions and Thinking Big

Have you ever had to make a really big decision and found yourself paralyzed by fear?  Maybe you were trying to decide whether to leave your job.  Maybe a relationship had gone sour and you were thinking about leaving.  Maybe you were trying to decide about moving to a new city.  But you found yourself unable to make a decision.  Why do we get stuck when it comes to making big decisions, and how can we overcome this? ...more

Have a good " Halloween"

"Have a good HALLOWEEN".. And So, tonight i wisching well to you to meet that one Woman..Sh's awesome...what else! ...more

Coco's weekly meal plan: Kid tested

When I returned to work a year ago I quickly realized that "creating" dinner the way I used to was unsustainable. My kids were tired, I was tired, homework and showers needed to happen, evening activities were calling. I couldn't just dash out for a few ingredients. It was too much. ...more

5 steps to successful cosmetic surgery

Whatever your thoughts on cosmetic surgery, the trend toward enhancement is most likely here to stay. So, do your research if you are thinking about getting work done. As you gather the facts, here are a few links from the cosmetic and plastic surgery project I produced for RevolutionHealth.com: ...more

Help me, my attention span is...Did you hear how...What?

Ever wonder how much energy it took for fish to grow legs? Answer: A lot. Why do you already know this? Because while you're not growing legs, you are growing something ... and dare I surmise that "growing" anything takes a whole lot of energy. But since you probably hate this metaphor, I'll make my 2nd point quickly: Those fish were probably STRESSED OUT trying to get out of the pond and onto land. Could be that they were, indeed, even chased out. Even worse, they probably had no idea that they were growing legs...more: http://tinyurl.com/4kpt5d ...more

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