My friend, Valerie, knows a little something about aching backs and so do I. Can't tell you the number of young trainers I've tried to talk into catering to Boomers, who seem to have rampant back issues. But in their youth and innocence, they don't see it. Boomers have the aches and pains and the . . .
Parasols are back--as a lovely, graceful fashion accessory for those of us who suffer from sun sensitivity. In my youth I enjoyed the hot rays of the sun all the time and had a gorgeous tan to prove it. But once I had to take a daily medication that makes me sun-sensitive, those days were gone. . . .
My interest in healing work has been lifelong, but my need to be more hands-on began in the middle 1980s. I was living in the San Francisco Bay area and still do, but back then the Bay area was Ground Zero for the AIDS epidemic and the premier AIDS education and support organization in the nation . . .
Ask. Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? If you need something, ask for it. Sometimes, it IS simple. "Can I have the salt?" "Could you hang your coat over there?" "Would you like to have lunch tomorrow?" Those are the easy asks. Some asks are harder: What's a lot harder is asking for . . .
When a Stage 3 breast cancer patient told our class that a guided imagery made a huge difference in the success of her chemo, I sat up and took notes. And then, made a guided imagery audio for my new business, A Healing Spirit, so that others could benefit. You can find it HERE. She is a client of . . .
My life has always been full of surprises. The unexpected. Love and betrayal. Family crazies. Friendships gained and lost. Your life's probably been the same. Because that's what life is. It's full of surprises. Today I'm at Stanford Hospital, where my husband is having a three-hour surgery. We . . .
So what's the Whole 30? It's a 30-day clean eating plan that eliminates all dairy, grains and sugar from your diet. It's a way to truly detox without taking any supplements or doing anything except limiting your diet. It's also meant to change your relationship with food so you can look at it more . . .
It's hard to know what to say to a friend who's just heard a cancer diagnosis. Ronna Benjamin gets that--she has breast cancer and she's heard it all. So she's come up with a list of 17 things not to say to a friend with breast cancer. Ok, so you're wondering what exactly TO say, not what NOT to . . .
This has been one unholy bitch of a year. Bob Dylan comes to mind, as he does any time I have a bitch of a year, and there've been very few. Which is to say Dylan doesn't often come to mind any more, especially since that horrible concert I went to a couple years ago during which I couldn't make . . .
As I write this, I'm deaf. Well, not exactly deaf. Not completely. I am without normal hearing. About 10 days ago I flew back from Rochester with an upper respiratory infection I got from a kid who sat behind us hacking and coughing for four hours on the way TO Rochester. The ailment put M to bed . . .