Category Archives: Well-being


The Science of Happiness: 10 Ways to Choose Optimism 18

The other day, I sat listening to five children giggling in my basement. They were “camping” with a pretend fire, roasting pretend marshmallows and having a joyous time. The thought crosses my mind, “How would it be to be a child again? To laugh without reserve, to create make-believe worlds, and spend much of your day […]


5 Tips to Silence Your Inner Mean Girl 21

So, there I am, sitting in Burlington Coat Factory’s dressing room. Bad lighting. End of the day. Full-length mirror. Suddenly there are wrinkles around my eyes that weren’t there before. Lots of them.  Lean forward.  Look a little closer. Is this really my face? Index finger, pulling skin. It’s like Michelle Pfieffer looking in the […]


3 Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Body Image 29

You know what the number one New Year’s Resolution is? You didn’t even have to Google it, did you.  Lose Weight You see, particularly as women we can easily become defined by our body size, shape, and weight. It can become consuming. I am not saying that we shouldn’t be healthy or aware of our […]


Victoria’s Secret: What Have You Done with Our Bodies? 56

A few months back I came across an ad from Victoria’s Secret. Ten models, dressed in skimpy bras and panties with the caption: The Perfect Body. Wow. So, this is what beauty looks like (as told by the expert on beauty, Victoria’s Secret). I have since learned that Victoria’s Secret changed the name of their campaign […]


Top 10 Health and Happiness Posts of 2014 6

So we are looking at 2015 right in the face. Can you believe it? We are heading into a new year, which is a great opportunity to review what is going well, and what needs to be adjusted. As I look back at this year, I see a lot of changes in my personal life, […]