No, wine isn’t better than exercise

Did you see the news today reporting wine is better for you than exercise? Me too. Here is the thing: That’s not what the study says. The truth is that older people who drink moderately statistically live longer than non-drinkers. They are 18% less likely to die prematurely. People who exercise 15 to 45 minutes…

Why Do Stress Management Programs Fail?

Are we trying to solve the wrong problem? Work-Life Balance is one of my most requested speaking topics. Can I admit something? I hate the concept of Work-life Balance. Here are a few reasons why: First, Work-life Balance assumes that work and life exist separately from each other and if we just could keep one…

What Diet Works Best, Part 1: Put Down The Grapefruit

Why is choosing a diet so hard? The information we receive about diets, food, and nutrition is confusing.  Millions of dollars are spent on weight loss schemes that never last.  So, how do you choose a diet that will work?  This post is the first in a series of articles exploring questions to ask when…

How does cholesterol affect the heart?

Conn TV Interviews Heart Health Expert Eliz Greene Eliz shares lessons on why it is important to talk with your doctor about the options for controlling cholesterol as part of the Take Cholesterol To Heart campaign. Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. and should not be construed to constitute medical advice.…

How To Talk To Your Doctor: Statins, Side Effects, and Heart Attacks

This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Personal opinions and thoughts are my own. As a heart attack survivor, a good relationship with my doctors has been very important. Over the years I’ve had challenges with medication side effects, worried about interactions with other medications, and had other frank conversations about what it…

How Does Cholesterol Medication Work? Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease

This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Personal opinions and thoughts are my own. More than 100 million Americans have high cholesterol and are at high risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Statins are prescription treatments that are proven to be effective in lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk…

Fear And Stress: Coping with media coverage of tragedy

Dealing fear and stress triggers in the wake of 3 hurricanes and the Las Vegas Shooting. Television coverage is designed to enagage the viewer and can trigger unwelcome emotions, stress and fear. I understand those triggers and watching the coverage of three hurricanes and the shooting last night in Las Vegas brings back a cold,…

Stress Management and Atrial Fibrillation

Eliz presented a stress management program for patients with Atrial Fibrillation at the Get In Rhythm. Stay In Rhythm Conference. She shared strategies to protect yourself from stress during periods or high stress, crisis, or in the case of Afib, chronic uncertainty. The program is based on her research on job stress.

Chaos In My Home Office: Women’s Stress Management

How do you stay productive and manage stress when your office is in chaos? A home office has its challenges: Interruptions are frequent.  Work hours are fluid.  The line between work and home is blurred. Working next to a construction site… well, that is my life and work for the next eight weeks. How do…