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Anyone who has been in a toxic relationship knows that these relationships are likely taking the greatest toll on your health – they are the reason you don’t get enough sleep, that you may rush through meals or eat to cope, that you fall back into unhealthy coping habits such as smoking, drugs or alcohol.

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The Myth of the Fad Diet

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10 Fad Diets that don’t Really Work In today’s impatient world, people try to find ways to achieve instant gratification—whether it’s work, play, communication, health, or beauty. As a result, so many diets promising much weight loss in a short amount of time are making the rounds. Some diets are genuinely good for you and […]

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Half of Life is Showing Up: Flakiness and Relationships in Los Angeles

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As a parent, I recognize that these conversations are on my radar – but more and more I hear people pulling at their hair and saying “kids these days are so entitled”, “what happened to manners?”, “kids can’t pay attention to anything” etc. etc. We reap what we sow. I live in Los Angeles, California. […]

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The Doctor’s Been There – A Personal Weight Loss Story

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Dr. Ramani Durvasula shares that she was overweight just like the clients and they too can reach their goals.

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Stress Fractures: Mental Health in our Daily World

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I got pulled over by the cops for a driving violation a few days ago. It was 430 PM and the light where I can typically make a right on red onto a freeway onramp has different rules between 4 PM and 7 PM – no right on red. I am so stressed these days […]

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Baby Shower Gifts – What a Parent Really Needs

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My sister is having a baby – a boy, due in November. It is my first foray into being an aunt. I am so excited about her pregnancy, about being an “Auntie”, about being with a baby again. I have two phenomenal daughters, never intend to have more. I love babies. I actually don’t like […]

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LAX-LXA: A Personal Journey to the Top of the World

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(Disclaimer –this is a long one) I am jet lagged – and am trying to slowly assimilate. Fearful that I will develop the psychological “bends” if I ascend back into my life here in LA too quickly and slowly slogging through emails, phone calls, laundry –the stuff of life. I just got back from Tibet […]

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