Category Archives for Health

Stressed Much? Meditate!

This season brings more stress than other seasons, am I right? There are holidays to plan, family visiting, gifts to buy and let’s not forget the stress of the constant test of willpower around all of those holiday treats. There are also stressors at work, year-end deadlines to meet, taxes to file, and products to launch. […]

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Gratitude Aplenty

I just got back from a wonderful long weekend in sunny SoCal, mixing work and pleasure. I got to see some of my favorite people on the planet as well as give an important talk about How to Not Get Sick at the very cool ad agency, 72andSunny. Of course I’m all about healthy yummy […]

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How to Not Get Sick. Ever.

What if I told you that it was possible to never get sick. Like ever again. Not the common cold, not the latest flu, not even sick from things that our friends and family seem to have gotten for no reason, like cancer. Would you believe me? Well there is growing and compelling evidence that it all […]

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Healing with Beauty Sleep

I’m embarrassed to tell people this. I sleep a lot. No, I’m not talking about making sure I get 7-8 hours, I’ve been sleeping more like 10+ hours a night. And yes, I know that my body is still healing. But every single morning I’m surprised by it. Every morning I say to myself, “Really?!” […]

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Back after The Big C

Many of you may not know why I stopped blogging for about 9 months. Well, to be perfectly honest, it was because I was diagnosed with Stage IV Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a rare form of Non-Hodgkins that usually affects men over 65 (huh?!). In case you missed this news, read the last several blog posts starting with […]

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The Happiness Factor

Maybe it was growing up with the Partridge Family (“…come on Get Happy!) but I’ve always been fascinated by the pursuit of happiness. I think it may be half of why I love the Dalai Lama so much–he’s always laughing and smiling. I’ve been pretty happy in my life, but happiness is one of those […]

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How does a health coach get cancer?

So how does an AADP Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach (that’s my official long title), with otherwise perfect health get diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer? Since diagnosed, I’ve read several books by people who have cured themselves of cancer by changing their not-so-healthy lifestyle, by going vegan, etc. But I was […]

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The Challenge of Acceptance

In my late 20’s I went to a fortune teller in a corner shop in New York City just for the fun of it. She read my tarot cards and declared I would have a wonderful life. “No tragedies!”, she said. I have clung to that prediction whenever I was in a scary situation, feeling […]

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Carpe Diem

Seize the Day, Live Life to the Fullest, Be Here Now, You Only Have One Life, we’ve heard them all, right? We hear this and go, “Right! I should definitely be more appreciative/present/aware”. But how many of us actually live this way? For how many of us does this last for more than 5 minutes? […]

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Impossible decisions

The diagnosis came in as Stage 4 Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a rare type of B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. It is 40% in my bone marrow (apparently common with this type) which is what puts it in the Stage 4 category. Other than the bone marrow, the cancer is only in the lymph nodes in my neck. […]

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