7 Simple Strategies to Help You Stay Energized

Tea for HealthGet back into painting, pick up the half-finished novel in progress, practice the violin, train for a 5K, 10K, half or full marathon, get back on the mountain bike, start an exercise routine—finally, organize the house, make home repairs, search for a new job—oh, the things we could accomplish if we just had more time and energy!  Read More


Jessica Joelle Alexander Explains The Danish Way of Parenting

A key is standing back and trusting that the kids can handle themselves. It’s not exactly new news that Denmark leads the world in happiness. There are many explanations as to why, but Jessica Joelle Alexander’s makes perfect sense. Their children are raised in a manner that leaves them predisposed to live happy lives. As parents […]


Erica Reischer’s Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive

  To create change we need to translate “knowing” into action. Interviewed by Rick Kleffel The care that goes into this immensely useful, extremely smart book begins with the title, What Great Parents Do: 75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive. Reischer is not aiming for perfection. It’s not possible, it’s the enemy of the […]


Dr. Emeran Mayer Makes the Mind-Gut Connection

How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health Interviewed by Rick Kleffel The science is fast and furious. We are re-writing the story of how our body works almost daily. If you care to have your science served up with a dose of pure wonder, look no […]


Advice for Your Pregnancy Over 35: Health, Mindfulness and Age

  If you are intending to have a child after 35, your current health is more important than your age. Interviewed by Rick Kleffel I enjoyed my first conversation with Dr. Glade B. Curtis, and was looking forward to another deep dive. The natural subject is his other book with Judith Schuler, Your Pregnancy After […]

"[Parasites] exert this enormous influence on the world around us, they shape ecosystems and they change minds and manipulate behavior." -- Ed Yong

Ed Yong and Re-Writing the Story of Microbes

  Microbes have a grand influence on our everyday lives and our long-term evolution. It’s very much their planet, and we’re just living in it. Interviewed by Rick Kleffel Mention the word “microbe” and most people will think “disease.” Microbes are germs, our culture tells us, bearers of plague that are best annihilated with alcohol gel […]


Wallace J. Nichols Finds Blue Mind: Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, & Better at What You Do

  Close your eyes. Imagine you are at the beach. Interviewed by Rick Kleffel One of the great revolutions in science at this moment is our willingness to trust that science will explain, eventually, much of what we intuit to be true. The problem is that sometimes our intuitions are not obvious, even to ourselves. Like […]

therapist applying acupuncture needles to woman's neck

Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practices available to help alleviate the nausea, fatigue and everyday aches associated with pregnancy, acupuncture is one of the most widely used, yet one of the least understood. For this reason, I have reserved an entire post to understanding its foundation and the benefits it provides. Please see […]