As we reflect on ’13 and makes plans and promises for ’14 consider what will be different? What are you not doing that you would like to? How will you be better? What patterns, beliefs and habits will you shift to become the better you? Do you have things about yourself you hope to change (or that loved ones wish you would change)? What keeps … Continue reading RANT: How Will This Year be Different?
Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you it was more fun to give than receive … and you were like “That’s crazy talk!”? You never quite got the end of the Grinch, when all the Who’s down in Whoville sang together, not bummed at all that their gifts had been jacked. I’m not saying I wouldn’t be upset if we were … Continue reading RANT: Give a Little
“Choose a quit date. It can be a significant day, like a birthday or anniversary or hold no significance at all. Start cutting back between now and then, and determine what you will do instead of smoking when you get stressed or want a cigarette” That’s what I tell patients who are contemplating ‘smoking cessation’ (as we call it in the medical biz). But how effective … Continue reading RANT: Breaking Bad Habits
There’s this great thing called chewing. If you’re like me, you’ve done very little chewing and much more inhaling of food over the years. Usually I’m shoveling in enormous bites, in between patients or while driving. Not good. We all forget food is not for entertainment or even for taste. We eat to stay alive and to nurture and heal our bodies. As we enter … Continue reading RULE: Chew Your Food
Ok my lil’ Sugar Plums, tis the season for over indulgence. If you made it through Thanksgiving without heartburn or a pant size adjustment, good on ya! But holiday parties abound these next few weeks. So brace yourself and your belts. I could name 900 tasty treats you are likely to encounter this Yuletide, from egg nog to saltine toffee (<-do not click there, it’s a … Continue reading RANT: Fa La La Lardo