19 Jan 2017 | 0 comments

Tomorrow, the US will inaugurate its least popular president of all time. Without going into politics, one of the hardest things for me to swallow over the campaign and since the election (and I think a lot of you will agree with me) is the divisive and isolationist rhetoric that was spoken. But, Trump’s campaign manager […]

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11 Jan 2017 | 0 comments

Last week, I turned 40! One of the problems with having a birthday so soon after the holidays is you are often too tired to celebrate. My oldest son was born on January 1st which mean that, by the time we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas (I’m Jewish, my husband isn’t), and his birthday day plus […]

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18 Jul 2016 | 0 comments

Spice up your Gin & Tonics with a few slices of cucumbers and a dash of pepper! I drank this for the first time when I was out for girls’ night with some friends at a bar in town (I can’t remember which one now!) It has become a go-to drink for those hot summer […]

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13 Apr 2016 | 0 comments

Have you ever felt like this? Or this? Those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. Everyone has them. Even kids like Alexander. But, when those days stretch to weeks and even months or longer, you may be at risk for burnout. What is burnout? The term was coined in the 1970s by American psychologist, Dr. Herbert Freudenberger. […]

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10 Apr 2016 | 0 comments

I came across this quote a while back: “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” -Marvin Gaye  It hit me like a lightning bolt. I have spent years, on and off, doing yoga and meditation and reading self-help books (or thinking about doing all those things) to calm […]

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11 Mar 2016 | 0 comments

“To err is human”, right? But then why do we get chastised and scolded by our parents, teachers, bosses, when we make a mistake? And, even worse for our psyche, why do we judge ourselves so harshly? In their book, When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough, Martin Antony, PhD and Richard Swinson, MD discuss how both our biology (genetic make-up), and […]

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