Health & Wellness · MELT Method

Self-Care is the best form of Healthcare

Self-care comes in many different forms: Eating healthy foods Prioritizing sleep Breath work & meditation Exercising on a regular basis There is a new kid on the self-care block that I am dedicating this post to: The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment technique developed in just the past 15 years by Sue Hitzmann, a exercise physiologists, manual therapist… Continue reading Self-Care is the best form of Healthcare

Food & Cooking · Health & Wellness

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The latest edition of U.S. dietary guidelines (version 2015-2020) was recently released and the internet is now flooded with critiques. What appears to be a well-intentioned set of recommendations to improve the health of the nation is actually a politically-charged, policy-driven bureaucratic document. When you try to please everybody (ie. meat industry, processed foods makers, RD’s, MD’s, social workers, etc.), you… Continue reading Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Faith · Happiness · Health & Wellness

Overcoming Self-Imposed Limitations

This week’s Torah portion covers a part of the Exodus story when the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt. Most people are familiar with the narrative which includes Moses asking Pharaoh to free the Jews and G-d causing the first seven of the ten plagues to harden the heart of Pharaoh.  A lot of weird shit happens: blood fills the Nile,… Continue reading Overcoming Self-Imposed Limitations


Why I Have Not Made Any New Year’s Resolutions

I have not made any resolutions for 2016 but that does not mean that I don’t have goals or aspirations. I just don’t want large & daunting  “HAVE TO’s and SHOULD’s” hanging over my head. Instead, I choose to take one day at a time. When dealing with fibromyalgia, or any chronic disease for that matter,… Continue reading Why I Have Not Made Any New Year’s Resolutions