Domestic Abuse (Violence) Defined

Domestic Abuse (Violence) Defined

Someone you know RIGHT NOW is being abused. The numbers are staggering…and this doesn’t even represent the ONGOING abuse! 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse. For men, it’s 1 in 7. As defined by Wikipedia: Not all domestic violence is equivalent. Differences in...
Releasing the Feels Starts the Heals

Releasing the Feels Starts the Heals

Do you have the disease to please? This is how I look at the obligation to always be “GOOD”. It applies to someone who is always concerned about doing the right thing. It’s a common myth of proper health. WHO says French fries are “bad” and kale is the “right” thing?...
7 Reasons Why You Should Practice Swedish Death Cleaning

7 Reasons Why You Should Practice Swedish Death Cleaning

I’ve written before about Swedish Death Cleaning, the hot new organizing trend made popular by Margareta Magnusson’s book Döstädning. Basically it’s the long term action of de-owning your belongings while you are still alive to make the decisions of...
Tips and Tools to Start the New Year on the Right Foot

Tips and Tools to Start the New Year on the Right Foot

Happy New Year! Who here has put self-care at the top of your list for the year?   Taking care of yourself first allows you to take better care of your loved ones. A few years ago I discovered my limitations and since then I have made an effort to really protect my...
A Dentist’s Perspective of an Anti-Inflammatory “Diet”

A Dentist’s Perspective of an Anti-Inflammatory “Diet”

Many patients look at me like I’m crazy when I start asking questions about their diets or lifestyle choices when it comes to food.   They either don’t want to talk about it at all or very sparingly and want to change the subject as quickly as possible.  People do not...