30 11 2017

The Elephant Made Me Do It


We all want to change our bad habits into good, productive behaviors. Whether we are dealing with habits that effect health, fitness and weight loss, or other poor habits, all of us want to reduce negatives and increase positives. If you have tried to stop smoking, lose weight permanently, spend less time on your computer [...]

The Elephant Made Me Do It2017-11-30T11:43:52+00:00
2 11 2017

Turning it around


It’s over and behind us.  It started with preparations for a 3 day Rosh Hashanah and after a festive Simchat Torah. After the festivities, the Succah was taken down, but the scale is up! Year after year in the name of simcha—having joy during the holidays-- we overdo it and can actually damage our health. [...]

Turning it around2017-11-02T10:07:15+00:00
26 04 2017

SO, I Was Just Thinking… (Part 1)


I’ve been doing what I do for almost 20 years now.  It was almost 27 years ago that I turned my own life around and said goodbye to overweight and high blood pressure.  I made my success my passion and became a personal fitness trainer, and then subsequently got coaching certifications in lifestyle coaching, wellness [...]

SO, I Was Just Thinking… (Part 1)2017-04-26T12:38:56+00:00
6 10 2016

Ready, Set…Change!


It’s hard to describe the feeling immediately after Yom Kippur!  Maybe the word is “cleansed”.  We have just poured our hearts out to G-d to forgive us both as individuals and collectively.  We have fasted for 25 hours and ended with one more blast from the Shofar.  There is a sense of joy that we [...]

Ready, Set…Change!2017-01-15T12:24:01+00:00
25 05 2016

The Hidden Tricks to Lose Weight


I hope the title of his article doesn’t have you thinking that I have found some great shortcut to weight loss.  There isn’t one.  We still don’t have a proven and safe medication, nor do we even have a surgical procedure that we are absolutely sure is safe or even effective in the long-term.  As [...]

The Hidden Tricks to Lose Weight2017-01-12T11:43:46+00:00
30 12 2015

Make Changes One-at-a-Time


When you get down to it, all the people that I see in my various programs are trying to change some behavior or habit in order to achieve a goal in health and wellness.  In order to lose weight, lower blood pressure, cholesterol, or blood sugar, or become more fit and functional, the chances are [...]

Make Changes One-at-a-Time2017-01-19T12:26:31+00:00
24 09 2015

Keeping our Resolutions to Change


The Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Succos period is always a time of the year that we are trying to change ourselves for the better.  We pray that at least some of these changes will carry through the year.  But making permanent changes in our lives is difficult.  Most of our behaviors, the good ones [...]

Keeping our Resolutions to Change2017-01-19T12:56:32+00:00