Book Recommendations

I find myself making a lot of book recommendations to clients depending on their particular struggles (or successes!).  The following is a short list of books I think anyone could benefit from exploring:

  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Dr. Frankl was a psychiatrist during World War II and was imprisoned in a concentration camp.  This books tells of his struggles and triumphs during his imprisonment; a powerful illustration of the power of our minds.

Food of the Month: Lentils

Why eat lentils:

One cup of lentils contains 50% or more of the recommended daily intake for 5 vitamins and minerals! Lentils are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber, which help to reduce cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar levels and to maintain healthy bowel function. They are high in protein, low in fat and that one cup of lentils is only 230 calories. Now that’s a bargain!

How to eat lentils:

"The Keys to Happiness When You're an Introvert" from

Want to learn the truth about introverts? Read this article from

Take a moment and imagine the happiest person you know. Got him or her in mind? Now think about how you would describe that person’s personality.

Did adjectives like outgoing, energetic, or bubbly come to mind? It’s very likely that one of the personality traits you described is related to extroversion, or the tendency to draw energy from being engaged with the world and social situations. Studies do show that the extroverted among us are also more likely to be happier.

10 Things Fearless Women Do

You can just feel it when a confident women walks into the room.  There is something so powerful and mysterious about her that it is alluring.  There is an energy about her that draws people towards her.  So what is it that is so captivating about a confident woman? Here are 10 things that fearless women do:

"Alzheimer's Prevention Diet: 11 Tasty Foods that Reduce Dementia Risk" from

Want to learn more about which foods are best for Alzheimer's prevention? Read the article below from

1. Berries

Want to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as well as other types of dementia? Here are 11 foods that researchers have studied and found to be correlated with a lower risk of dementia.

Eating strawberries, blueberries, and acai fruit appears to counteract some of the declines in cognition that were noticed in research related to poor diet.


"The Healthy Perks of Peanut Butter" from

Read the article below from to learn about the health benefits of peanut butter!

You have to love it when a good-for-you food tastes good, too. That’s exactly the case with peanut butter (or any nut butter, for that matter).

Peanut butter is loaded with so many healthy-promoting nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium and vitamin B6. Research shows that people who regularly eat nuts and nut butter, including peanut butter, are less likely to develop heart disease and type 2 diabetes.