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Stress Caused Me to Have Two Useless Root Canals

I’ve always been somewhat of a stress mess. “Driven” and “hard charging” are apt descriptions. I was raised in the Jewish achievement religion which restricted my occupational choices to doctor or lawyer. This over-the-top work ethic served me well as a corporate litigator in private practice, where billable hours were

Resigning from Law was the Best Thing I Ever Did

At age 49, I decided to walk away from my position as a partner in a prestigious law firm. To describe me as a workaholic during my 23 year career is akin to saying that Mark Zuckerberg is charitable or that Donald Trump is outspoken. Defense attorneys bill by the

Two Simple Ways to Eat Less

Our problem today isn’t filling up our bellies, but restraining ourselves from continuing to eat until we resemble Humpty Dumpty. Mass quantities of food are all around us, calling to us to eat up. Snacks pervade office kitchens, supplied by employers as Friday treats and by co-workers who bring in

Should I Hire a Personal Trainer to Get in Shape?

I work out every day. That includes vacations. I’ve even been known to get up before the crack of dawn to get to 24 Hour Fitness before an all-day flight. The only time I slack off is when I’m sick, and the last time that happened was 10 years ago.

How Can I Keep Off the Weight I Lost?

We’ve all dieted and lost weight. That’s the easy part. The challenge comes when we tire of our self-imposed deprivation of living on kale smoothies and revert to normal life. About 95% of us are weight loss recidivists. Sadly, despite expending so much willpower getting the flab off, we regain

How Can I Resist Overeating in Restaurants?

For a variety of reasons, we’re eating out more and more frequently. Some of us like to sample the trendiest innovative cuisine and brandish the bragging rights. For others, their careers require entertaining clients, and that means eating out. Then there are those of us who don’t know how to

The Downside of Being Fit and Lean

My husband was shopping for a workout outfit for me recently at a fitness store and not sure what size bra top to buy for me. The clerk logically asked him for my bra size. My husband replied “She doesn’t wear a bra.” The employee persisted: “Well, what cup size

Pre-Holiday Game Plan: How to Keep Sane and Not Gain

Do you enjoy the holidays but also dread the craziness, stress, and weight gain? Want to end the holiday season feeling good about yourself and being able to zip up your jeans? Follow these 3 simple tips: 1. Focus on portion control The simplest way to control your food intake

The Only Tip You’ll Ever Need to Live a Healthy Life

It’s holiday time! For many of us that means overeating, followed by dieting, typically in the form of an ill-fated, but well intentioned New Year’s resolution. Others are bound and determined to sweat off the excess baggage by plunking down a hefty sum for a long-term gym membership. For added

The 5 Secrets to Lifestyle Change

I’m a trained Wellness Coach and Certified Personal Trainer and have helped many clients make permanent lifestyle changes. It’s not an easy thing to do. Look aroun - there’s no escaping the fact that the world is conspiring to make us all fat and lazy. Fast food drive-thrus are ubiquitous