Madonna My Thyroid, Please

One comment personal trainers hear daily from overweight, middle-aged women is: “I want Madonna arms.” It makes them want to shoot themselves. Actually, um, I want Madonna arms. While she is controversial, chameleonic and doesn’t always comment wisely on her art, she is arguably looking might fine for her age. In fact, I think she…

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Feelin' Testy (Testimonials, That Is)

Thought I’d post a few testimonials, since we women are famous for not seeing the bigger story to our story. Indulge me with a little shameless promotion since I’m short on time today. Even though I’m short on time, I’m not short on gratitude: huge thanks to the lovely women who said such nice things…

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Rebecca Burgess Makes Me Happy – Clothes that Heal

Yesterday I joined mystic Rebecca Burgess and herbalist Cheryl Fromholzer as they pioneered the emerging yet ancient field (love that!) of medicinal dyes for our clothes in a local workshop entitled “Healing Clothes: Making Dyes & Natural Medicine.” Ancient because it’s been done for 2500+ years, mostly documented in the Ayurvedic tradition. Modern because it’s low…

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Dump the Junk: Reasons to Dump Caffeine

  I recommend to all my patients that they limit caffeine intake and completely detox for at least 14 days twice per year. And I getta lotta push back. Why? Probably because most of my patients have some degree of adrenal dysregulation, and caffeine gets them going in the morning, and keeps them going during…

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Do You Hide Behind a Tunic?

    Reflecting today on my growing selection of organic tunics and what they represent psychically. Around the time that I turned 35, and met for the first time my rather unforgiving metabolism, my collection grew. Some women buy Spanx. I buy tunics. At first I told myself that it was all about the low-ride…

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I'm Giving Away 10 Books on Good Reads

Thrilled to announce that I’m giving away my New York Times bestselling book to folks who enter to win one of the 10 copies I’m giving away. I’d love to see you there! Please share the love with your awesome group of women, mamas, hot chicks, and nerds. My goal is to change the conversation…

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