When Not Fitting In Is The Best Thing Ever

If you’re anything like me, you’ve struggled to feel like you fit in with your peers. I always felt “not good enough,” “not smart enough,” “not pretty enough,” “not skinny enough.” It’s enough to make your head spin, yep, spinning all the way to the candy counter. Indeed, there’s nothing like chocolate and sugar to […]

The Sandy 5…and what you can do about it

This morning I heard on the news that the latest buzzword is the “Sandy 5.” Remember the “Freshmen 15” – the weight gained by college students during their first year? Now it’s the five (or more) pounds New Yorkers gained during and after Hurricane Sandy. Think about it: anxiety, stress, desperation, boredom. Yes, indeed, food […]


At the end of May, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a 16-ounce size limit on sweetened beverages sold in city restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums and food carts. “All across the country, everybody recognizes obesity as a growing, serious problem…I think it’s fair to say that while everyone else is sitting around complaining, New […]

I learned from my mistake

I’m beating myself up. My ezine hasn’t been distributed in two weeks. I could have screamed “Iceberg right ahead,” because I saw the problems coming. And, instead of doing what I now know how to do, I did what I used to do. A little blame here, a little overcompensating there, and, before I knew […]

Attitude of gratitude and compassion

I’m happy. I love my life. I wake up in the morning and can’t wait to start my day. I work with smart, savvy, high-achieving professionals and connect with some of the most brilliant individuals on the planet. I have a husband whom I love with all my heart and a fun, close-knit family and […]

How did I let this happen?

The food court at Woodbury Commons doesn’t offer many options for a gluten-free, vegan like me. I did have a Pure Bar to eat as a backup, but thought I was safe with a plate of black beans and vegetables (what I ate a year ago while taking a break from shopping). As I approached […]

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