During this “temporary normal” (it is NOT the “new normal), our office is open.
I opened this practice about five years ago now and we continue to be fully operational for virtual appointments.
Right now in California, we are under “Shelter in Place” aka “Stay at Home” status.
At this time, my staff and I are continuing to work, with modifications. I am committed to keeping all of us as safe as possible, my patients (obviously since that’s my whole reason for being), as well as well as my staff, myself and our families.
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Webinar on Libido
A while ago, I gave a webinar on libido and I was put in a very awkward situation. I’m an OB-GYN doctor, a hormone specialist and because it was February as we are, I did a webinar about libido, hormones, sex drive.
In the Q and A session, I got the question: How do you keep the spark alive in a relationship?
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
It’s January when most people make new plans – or re-commit to old plans – about their health.
Last month I went to Las Vegas for the annual World Congress of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). There were thousands of doctors and health practitioners attending, and over a hundred lectures to choose from. People say conferences like this are like drinking from a fire hose, but it was really more like being surrounded by fire hoses of latest cutting edge health information.
There is a lot of discussion about people’s “lifespan”.
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” — Jack Kornfield
Who is your harshest critic?
I criticize myself very
easily. Unfortunately, sometimes I also criticize other people too easily for
When I recently told my
husband that I think I am maturing, he turned to me with his usual good humor and
asked, “Why would you want to do that?”
I always appreciate his
efforts to keep things lighthearted, especially when I am down on myself. What
I meant by feeling more mature is because I am learning to understand that
criticism is my first response, and I need to wait a moment to let it pass so
that I can see the good in a situation or in another person.
It’s the end of the year now where most of us take stock of our year, whether it’s in your job, or our household, or your own small business. We wrap up this year and start to think about the year to come.
To help us look back on this
year, and plan ahead for the year to come, how would you like a sandwich?
How about a “P-N-P sandwich”?
This is a “positive, negative, positive” sandwich and it refers to giving
feedback in a way that can be well-received.
“The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for
authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of
exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They
no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents,
chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and
tyrannize their teachers.”
We are now in the time of year of a lot of Jewish holidays.
The Jewish holidays go in cycles and right now we’re in the beginning of the yearly cycle. So first there’s the Jewish New Year, which is a very happy time and there’s apples and honey and while everyone is trying to keep the start of the school year going, we say, “Happy New Year!”
Then there are ten days that people often refer to as the Days of Awe. It’s a time of introspection and you’re supposed to take an accounting of yourself. A reckoning of your life and who you are as a person. You’re supposed to look inwards very deeply.
Have you heard of Napoleon Hill’s book, Think And Grow Rich?
I often start books at the end. At the end of that book is a questionnaire with
about, I don’t know, over 100 questions and it’s all about taking an inventory
Summer can either be a time to work on your health or to let it go completely. Because I like happy mediums, here are my thoughts on how to strike a balance.
Tip #1 – Get some extra sleep.
Many of us will take some time off during the summer, and either travel or just do a fun “staycation”. Also, many parents I know have a more relaxed schedule during the summer simply because the kids don’t have to be up and out early in the morning. Even an extra thirty or sixty minutes of sleep in the morning can make a big difference in your health, especially if you’re working on losing weight.
It’s true. My mother was terrified when I told her I was going to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
She pictured ice picks, ropes, oxygen masks, and dangerous ravines. I calmed her fears by sending her a picture from my Kili guide book showing (the truth) that most of it consists of beautiful hikes. All I needed were good hiking boots, warm clothes, and sturdy poles.
My mom has always thought I was a little crazy. I often gave her good reason to think so.
Who celebrates turning 50 by climbing up a mountain?
It made perfect sense to me. I thought it was the perfect way to demonstrate (mostly to myself) that getting older does NOT mean declining or shrinking away from living life out loud.