Our Lady of Weight Loss
February 2011 Archives

As Dr. Rubin Naiman, sleep specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, explained at the Weil on Wellness Program at Miraval Resort Spa, so aptly put it … “If sleep is a nightly get-away, then the nightstand is the overnight bag we carry at our side. We can learn a lot about a person and their travels by examining their bags.”

The Queen of Cups encourages you to put down your fork, push away from the table and move toward a creative project. Keep your eyes and your ears and most importantly your heart open, as opportunity is about to knock of your door.

If you’re like me, living a balanced and healthy lifestyle isn’t easy and it’s hard finding answers to these really tough questions…
* How can I decrease stress and increase energy?
* How can I achieve better health at any age?
* High carb, low carb, raw food, what’s best?
* How can I create healthier relationships?
* What is whole health?

I have spent the past 2.5 hours (no kidding – 2.5 hours!) leafing through my recipes, looking for the right delish dish to whip up for Sunday night’s Oscar extravaganza. The criteria: something festive, colorful and comforting, just in case my picks don’t win – and – healthy!

37 percent of Americans have cardiovascular disease.
34 percent of U.S. adults have hypertension.
36 percent have pre-hypertension. …. read on

Wake Up Happy! Research shows that gardening has the power to change your mood, lower your blood pressure, improve the quality of air, alleviate depression, and increase levels of happiness.

We have demonstrated that we can – individually and collectively – get fat and stay fat. We are very good at it. One of best our stay fat strategies is to be “vague.” We take a wishy-washy, white bread approach to weight loss. We pretend. We toss in an “I’ll try” and a “maybe” or two. “I’m going to try and lose weight.” “Maybe I’ll exercise.” “Really, maybe!”

Since a great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge, I thought I’d share The 10 Truths of the Power of Chocolate that can help to (moderately) indulge, savor the flavor, incorporate, live with and love chocolate on a daily basis, as you stay healthy, wealthy and wise! Sounds good, yes? Great!!

Click Thru this JIGSAW Sunday puzzle and learn about the fish oil cure! Innovative, fun weight loss from the Janice Taylor, your weight loss success coach/weight loss artist.

Last night, while watching Hollywood Week on American Idol, I whipped up a batch of my best White Bean Stew. Just as Casey Abrams’ was up at the mike, singing and a strumming “Georgia On My Mind,” I was dishing out the bean stew (with a simple salad). It was extraordinary! The stew, the salad and Casey Abrams.