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Books I Love: All the Bright Places (Part One)

  I recently came across an article in which an accomplished author said he tries not to read a great novel when he’s trying to write one himself. Too late for me to follow that advice. Since July, I’ve been working on my very first young adult novel. As part of my research, I’ve read    Continue Reading

New Report Says Americans Are Stressed

According to the latest Stress in America Survey conducted annually by the America Psychological Association, average stress levels have decreased since 2007. Despite this downward trend, many Americans say they continue to struggle to achieve their healthy living goals and that stress adversely affects their eating and sleeping habits. The survey also finds that money    Continue Reading

Experts Offer 12 Tips to Help Kids Eat Better in 2015

Since 2015 is here, I thought I’d put together a list of some great ideas to help you help your kids eat better during the upcoming year. Don’t worry—I’m not suggesting any kind of complete dietary overhaul. But I do recommend all of these no-fuss strategies suggested by some top dietitians to help move kids’    Continue Reading

Books I Love: 7 Recent Reads (Mostly for Young Adults)

I’ll admit it. I’ve been bingeing lately. Not on chocolate or cookies (not that there’s anything wrong with that, lol). But on books. Young adult books. Works of fiction. I can’t help myself. In another installment of Books I Love on my Stressipes® blog, I thought I’d share my thoughts about a few recent reads.    Continue Reading

I’ll admit it. I’ve been bingeing lately. Not on chocolate or cookies (not that there’s anything wrong with that, lol). But on books. Young adult books. Works of fiction. I can’t help myself. In another installment of Books I Love on my Stressipes® blog, I thought I’d share my thoughts about a few recent reads.    Continue Reading

First Stop on Fall Book Tour: The 92nd Street Y in NYC

  Do you feel like stress or simply the back-to-school-or-back-to-fall rigors are sapping your vitality? Learn how to use food, fitness and other tools to reclaim what should be yours, no matter how busy or stressful life gets. On Thursday, September 18th, I’ll share my secrets for vitality at the 92nd Street Y. In my    Continue Reading

SPRING INTO SUMMER STRESSIPES EZine

Want to keep your hair looking its best, inject a little more laughter into your day, get motivated to move despite the obstacles or eat well and enjoyably? Check out my Spring into Summer Stressipes® EZine. Thanks to experts Ted Gibson, Heather Frey, Stone & Stone, Sally Kuzemchak and Toby Amidor for their excellent input.    Continue Reading

Can Soy Be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Food, Fitness, Sleep and Connection: Coping With a Mother’s Illness

This recently appeared on USNews.com’s Eat + Run blog. As an Eat + Run blogger, I’ve written about everything from sleep to fitness trackers and apps, from food and fitness trends to so much more. Today, I decided to get personal and share what recently happened to my mother, how it impacted me and how    Continue Reading

Can We Really Age Backwards?

Aging is an inevitable part of life. I actually enjoy some of the perks of getting older—seeing my children grow and experience life, feeling more centered and getting more clarity about myself and life in general. But do we have to surrender to looking and feeling worse, physically and mentally, and having less energy, vim    Continue Reading