Slow down!

While discussing her trip to Bali and Hinduism (and how Hindus take time to pray 3 x day), my hair dresser and I joked about Americans never stop ‘doing’.  No one I know stops to pray 3 x day.  Even when I try to get a regular meditation practice going, I “meditate” while driving or fixing breakfast.  Which I’m pretty sure is NOT meditating! As … Continue reading Slow down!

RULE: Find Exercise You Enjoy

Some people “hate” exercise.  Maybe they equate exercise to gasping for air while running on the treadmill, squeezed in to spandex.  I get that.  Exercise doesn’t have to = pain and suffering  (unless you’re my husband, who enjoys suffering, shown doing so in a cyclocross race here). Find activities you enjoy. If you hate running, planning to run 3 times a week to get in … Continue reading RULE: Find Exercise You Enjoy

RULE: Sleep

Have you heard the phrase “I’ll sleep when I’m dead?” I used to think this was clever, I now know how important sleep really is! There is a reason there is a Starbucks on every corner, and it’s because most of us do not get enough sleep.  But how much is enough? 4 hours is not enough, neither is 6.  A lot of patients tell … Continue reading RULE: Sleep