How to Transform Your Day from Harried to Happy

Life can get crazy busy.  Racing here, rushing there.  Thinking about the next task that needs to be done while still in the middle of the current one.  Pushing through projects that you don’t enjoy and should have said “no” to, but somehow felt obligated to take on. It’s exhausting.  But it feels unavoidable.  After [...]

Diabetes Prevention – A World Diabetes Day Goal

Today is World Diabetes Day.  The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) established November 14th each year as the day to bring attention to this disease that affects more than 366 million people worldwide. Here are the current statistics: In North America and the Caribbean, 1 adult in 10 has diabetes 50% don't even know they have [...]

Food Cravings – Weaknesses or Messages?

Your body is intelligent.  It is always there for you, pumping blood, digesting whatever food you put in it and maintaining homeostasis.  Is this reliable, intelligent bio-computer making a mistake by craving potato chips, a hamburger or chocolate?  Are cravings just an opportunity to exercise “will-power” or discipline? Maybe cravings are something else.  I believe [...]

Don’t Miss HBO’s The Weight of the Nation

What happens when HBO Documentary Films, the Institute of Medicine(IOM,) the CDC, the National Institutes of Health (NIH,) Kaiser Permanente and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation combine their weight for a powerful movement?  The Weight of the Nation – an HBO Documentary Films series and a national campaign to [...]