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All through this Christmas week, I’ve had one repeating thought: “Please, please, please let me not hear ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ in a yoga class.” I’ve been OK and not OK, if that makes sense. Between Monday and Thursday, I wrapped up the last week of seeing nutrition clients before the holiday. I’ll be taking two weeks of rest from my private practice. The practical purpose of this is for me to catch up on my other work and put some…

I’ve been busy preparing for my annual holiday cookie baking marathon, so my vegan meal prep this weekend was abridged. I made a batch of the pasta e ceci from The Vegan Week, and that’s it so far. Fortunately, I have some leftover odds and ends to work with. Those include some tasty roasted cabbage that I’ll be sharing the recipe for soon, cooked brown rice, and a batch of my turmeric tahini dressing. So far, so good. I wanted to make some…

On Thursday, I met up for an early drink with a friend who had knee surgery about a month ago. She’s now venturing out for PT appointments weekly, and she’s finally strong and steady enough to plan something with a friend right before or after. My friend lives alone, like I do. As we sat together and caught up, she said how wonderful it was to be sitting at a restaurant with another person, surrounded by city sights and sounds. We talked a…

Ever have one of those moments in which you seem to be pretty solid, and then you come crashing suddenly into all of your old nonsense? That’s exactly what happened to me yesterday. Since I sent out my end-of-November newsletter, I’ve been thinking very intentionally about the time that remains in the rest of 2022 and how I’d like to show up for it. I’ve been working steadily, but not excessively, and staying connected without getting socially exhausted. I’m working on getting my…

Each Sunday, I publish a post that includes personal musings and articles on medicine, science, and the human experience. These are reminders that health and wellness extend far beyond what's on our plates.