An Eggy Book Launch – Happy Birth Day Mind Over Medicine!

Today is the birth day of my third book, Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.  Normally, I’d follow that sentence with a “Cue trumpets, let’s do cartwheels, “can you say PAR-TEE?” sort of comment. But on this very exciting day, I find myself oddly calm, peaceful, and contemplative instead of bouncy cheerleadery....more

Is Medicine A Fundamentalist Religion?

For the first 36 years of my life, I was raised in a fundamentalist religion, where I was indoctrinated by zealots, frequently abused by the leaders of my religion, and oppressed when I expressed dissenting beliefs.My religion was medicine, and I’ve now learned that much of what I was taught was patently untrue....more

The Healing Power Of Telling Your Story

One of the reasons I began blogging is because I had a story to tell, one I intended to live out loud, on a public stage, recording along the way the journey of how I had lost my mojo and how I would get it back. Making this one decision to tell my story transformed my life forever....more

The Simple Secret To Making The Right Decision Every Time

Should I stay or should I go?Should I leave my job or even change careers?Should I take the leap and ask her?Should I get the treatment?Should I sell the house and downsize?Should I have a baby?...more

Why Female Friendships Are Like Oxygen

In the summer of 2009, shortly after Christine Bronstein had given birth to her third child, she couldn’t explain why the tears wouldn’t stop streaming from her eyes. After all, for the first time in her life, she finally had what she had always craved - a relatively “normal” family. Yet in spite of her two healthy sons and her beautiful newborn girl, sadness washed over her....more

Are You A Stealth Agent For God?

The first time I was chatting on the phone with Martha Beck, we were talking about my business and Martha said, “Ah, I see. You’re one of us.”“One of what?” I asked.“A stealth agent for God,” she answered. “People think you’re a doctor. But your physician’s white coat is like your superhero disguise.”I laughed – and, reluctantly and a bit shyly, nodded. Yeah, I guess that’d be me....more

Which Ways Are You Brave?

When I started working on my latest book about how fear makes you sick and how courage helps you heal, I had the nerve to tell Matt I was writing the book for fearful people like him. (Note to self: Keep some thoughts private.)Not surprisingly, Matt got offended and we had a bit of a tiff, which we can now laugh about enough for him to give me permission to tell you this story.Dirty Feet...more
I've never really thought of it this way. I'm the type of person who tends to harp on the ...more

7 Myths About Finding Your Calling

Finding your calling is all the rage these days. It’s sexy to find your calling. Everyone’s doing it, it seems. Finding your calling is the new black.But if you’re one of the many who haven’t yet found it, the process of seeking it can make you feel psycho, like you’ve got a giant “L” plastered to your forehead and the Universe has shunned you, just like the mean kids did back in 7th grade....more