Category Archives: Positively Beautiful

Feeling unloved… or undervalued? It’s time to discover your Love Language!

Your best friend sends a bouquet of flowers for your birthday. “Nice,” you think to yourself, “But I would have appreciated a phone call so much more.” Your partner leaves a handwritten note on your pillow that says, I love … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup…. MD, DO, NP, DC, ND, PA….What?! How to determine which kind of “medicine” you really need.

As a physician, I cringe when I hear people say things like: “Western doctors only focus on Band-Aid solutions! They never treat the root cause of a problem, just the symptoms!” …because, that’s not accurate. The incredible majority of health-care … Continue reading

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How to get amazing skin (a stripped-down + simple regimen).

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.”  ~ Gwyneth Paltrow  I got a Facebook message recently… “I just want to know… what are some things I can do to get amazing skin?” That question didn’t surprise … Continue reading

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Sometimes Mom needs to work.

It was the phone call that no mom ever wants to get. “Grant just threw up his breakfast.” Uh oh. I glanced at my schedule for the day and felt my heart sinking. All I wanted to do was rush … Continue reading

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The power of a good hair day.

My beautiful niece just turned 20, and watching her step into the world, all grown up, is an amazing thing to behold. But I remember when she was 3 years old — the year that she got her first “big … Continue reading

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Sniffling? Sneezing? Wheezing? You might have winter allergies.

“Achoooo!” Most of us associate annoying allergies with springtime. But millions of people suffer from “winter allergies” — irritations that pop up during colder months when most of us spend lots of time indoors, often in poorly ventilated homes with … Continue reading

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Big Goals or Tiny Changes?

Tis the season that makes us think about what we want to do differently in the future. A few years ago, my life was feeling incredibly packed and frenetic. I knew I needed to make some changes. I wanted to … Continue reading

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How “old” do you want to feel?

I met the holiday baking legend Donna Carlson when she was in her late seventies and our friendship lasted until her death a couple of years ago in early January. She was well into her eighties when she passed away. … Continue reading

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How to stay healthy, happy and active when winter is just… awful.

Dec 21st. Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year. Here in Fargo, North Dakota, where I live, we’ll have about 8 hours and 30 minutes of daylight on that day. Which means… 15 hours and 30 minutes of darkness. … Continue reading

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Everything you ever wanted to know about… gluten.

A few days ago, I popped onto Facebook and asked a few friends: “What’s something you’d love to see me write about?” Someone said: “GLUTEN!” That’s not surprising. I am asked about it often in my office. And at cocktail … Continue reading

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