Holiday Health for Seniors

Holiday Health for Seniors

The holidays are filled with many opportunities for people of all ages to create beautiful memories as they gather with family and friends. This season also brings a few challenges for staying healthy, especially for our beloved senior citizens. This year, consider...
How to Deal with Toxic Family During the Holidays

How to Deal with Toxic Family During the Holidays

There’s a brisk chill is in the air, and in certain parts of the country the first snowflakes are falling. Beautiful lights and decorations adorn many downtown buildings, and the comforting scents of your favorite foods will soon be wafting out from kitchens. The...
This Valentines Day, Don’t be in the SNARK TANK

This Valentines Day, Don’t be in the SNARK TANK

With Valentine’s Day fast upon us, advertisers undulate before our eyes hearts and flowers, gifts and chocolates, teddy bears and fancy restaurants. As such, it’s a great time to take a look at the relationships we might be in and if they are helpful or not. In some...
On Being Present in 2018

On Being Present in 2018

As I approach the New Year, I have discovered that once again that one’s walk and one’s talk are inextricably tied together, and being present for those you love and care about takes precedence over all. As many of you who follow my posts know, my husband and I...
Planning a Holiday Party – Party Without Regrets

Planning a Holiday Party – Party Without Regrets

When I think of office holiday parties I think of the award winning show Mad Men. Ladies waltzing into important rooms holding whiskey sours and cigarettes dancing from their lips in their dresses that would make Loretta Young proud. Hanky panky was the acceptable...
12 Ways to Survive Holiday Grief

12 Ways to Survive Holiday Grief

      In Memoriam – Dr. Jeffrey Lehr, Vincent “Chris” Jones, Mary Lou Fox and Jonathan Dudeck Today I am writing about a subject that is near and dear to me, grief and loss. Over the last two months, death has made a striking appearance at my...
Expressing Gratitude

Expressing Gratitude

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” —Denis Waitley Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. No presents, no stress of did you buy that for her or...
Holiday Rush: Teens & Pharm Parties

Holiday Rush: Teens & Pharm Parties

*This article was originally published on Huffington Post. To read the original, click here. Gene Siskel, the prolific film critic made famous by his thumbs up or down movie reviews, said that if you want a sign of the times, look no further than the movies. Movies...
Don’t Let the Holidays Turn You Into a Fruitcake

Don’t Let the Holidays Turn You Into a Fruitcake

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner, and stores are filling up with decorations, beckoning you to buy. According to marketers, the holiday season is supposed to be the most joyous time of the year. However for many, the holidays may...
Never Mind the Zombies!

Never Mind the Zombies!

Updated October, 2017 October is one of my favorite months! I love the smell of autumn trees, rustling and changing colors, and it’s my daughter Felicia’s birth month as is mine, which our family celebrates with much joy. Speaking of October, my City of West Hollywood...