10 simple steps to happiness

At a recent Barnes & Noble event to celebrate my new book — LOVE YOUR AGE: The Small-Step Solution to  a Better, Longer, Happier Life (National Geographic) — someone in the audience asked me this (as she called it) ‘Sophie’s Choice Question’: “What is your favorite chapter?” It’s clear that the mind-body connection is powerful … Continue Reading

love your nights: get the right bed gear

Renew your estranged relationship with sleep–you will be more productive, more effective, more creative, and more likely to enjoy your life. – Arianna Huffington Here’s something to lose sleep over: Sleep disorders, sleep deprivation and plain old sleepiness contribute over $15.9 billion to the national health care bill, and Americans spend nearly $41 billion annually … Continue Reading

do you know how to measure your health?

Recently I was a guest at a roundtable dinner discussion focusing on the best ways to measure health and wellbeing. Hosted by The Atlantic magazine and Abbott (makers of Ensure nutritional drinks), other participants at the event included leading nutritionists, cardiologists, longevity experts and fitness gurus. There were some intriguing questions put to all of … Continue Reading