Category Archives: Positively Beautiful

Your guide to the ultimate power nap.

What do Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Capuchin monks and top-performing military pilots and astronauts all have in common? They are all proud, devout nappers! While some people view napping as “lazy,” or something that’s only appropriate when … Continue reading

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Start a foolish project.

 “Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah… it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.” ~ Rumi I put the finishing touches on my painting — a vibrant peacock with rainbow plumage — and leaned back in satisfaction. … Continue reading

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Less clutter. More light. How to exfoliate your skin and life.

As a facial plastic surgeon who sees many beautiful faces, I often preach the merits of regular exfoliation. A gentle exfoliant removes dead skin cells and accumulated grit from the surface of your skin, leaving you fresh-faced and glowing. It’s … Continue reading

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The slippery slope of “just one more thing…”

It was the end of a long, challenging day at the medical clinic. Up at 5am. Finish charts on my computer. Take Grant to school. Directly into the office. Patient appointments in the clinic. Staff meetings over lunch date. More … Continue reading

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Stress: it’s not “funny” or “cool.”

Have you ever seen this comic by Randy Glasbergen? It’s a classic. “I’m learning how to relax, doctor,” the patient in the strip says. “But I want to relax better and faster! I want to be on the cutting edge … Continue reading

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Gracious winning. Noble losing. Peace of mind. Lessons from the Pinewood Derby.

Grant’s face was twisted into a tight little ball of disappointment.  He had just received a 2nd place trophy for his age group at the Pinewood Derby. The premise? Carve a miniature wheeled car out of a piece of wood, … Continue reading

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9 quick & simple ways to get the best night’s sleep of your life… tonight.

You may have missed National Sleep Awareness Week last month, but I bet you noticed that you lost an hour of shut-eye when the clock jumped ahead by an hour for Daylight savings time.   Good sleep is the best … Continue reading

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Amazing women in medicine you need to know — and thank.

We’ve celebrated Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and coming up, Doctor’s Day. I’d like to take a moment to shine a bright spotlight on a few amazing women in medicine. These healthcare champions are changing the world of hormone … Continue reading

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Danger zone: 5 of the worst toxins that people ignore, forget, or simply don’t know about.

You might have missed National Poison Prevention Week. It just ended. It’s not exactly the “cheeriest” week on the calendar, but it’s a very important topic. Here’s why: “More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 … Continue reading

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Are you hearing yourself?

March is International Listening Awareness Month. From those earbuds blasting music from your iPod into your ears… to construction, rumbling trucks and other forms of noise pollution outside your office window… we live in a very noisy world! Our world … Continue reading

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