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3 Ways to Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss

3 Ways to Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss

Do you love going to the dentist? … Do I hear crickets? Research says that more than 60 percent of people fear going to the dentist. That’s a lot of unnecessary anxiety in the world! Many of you know that I like to talk about the power of perception and navigating...

Facing a Bump In the Road? Choose Your Words Wisely

Facing a Bump In the Road? Choose Your Words Wisely

If I asked you what your favorite color is, what would you say? It’s a simple question, but I’m sure it conjures a perception, an emotion, or a memory. Maybe it’s blue or green, which causes you to think about the ocean or recall a vacation. Mine is orange. It was...

Let’s Talk About Intimacy When Your Life Is Disrupted

Let’s Talk About Intimacy When Your Life Is Disrupted

In a survey about sex, the three most common barriers to discussing it with partners is that “it’s embarrassing,” “life is too busy,” or “my partner doesn’t like to bring up the subject.” As a doctor, I love to talk about sexual health on stage so I can challenge...

How Do You Find Happiness—and Sex—In the Rarest of Places?

How Do You Find Happiness—and Sex—In the Rarest of Places?

According to research, two in five of us find it too awkward to talk to our partners about sex, so I love to normalize the conversation from the stage. It’s a great start to encouraging more healthy one-on-one interactions at home. As a doctor, I love to talk about...

Positivity Is Great, But How Do You Get There?

Positivity Is Great, But How Do You Get There?

People always ask me how I was able to stay positive during my walk through cancer. It’s a question I would ask especially if I hadn’t gone through it myself. We all have setbacks—some huge and others insignificant–but knowing what you’re made of when the chips are...

What If You Don’t Have What It Takes to Win?

What If You Don’t Have What It Takes to Win?

What if you don’t have what it takes to win? Sounds like the beginnings of some really bad self-talk. You know, that inner critic who’s always at the ready? Thankfully sometimes life hands you a moment just so you can open a can of whoop-ass on your inner critic. I...

Let’s Call Valentine’s Day What It Really Is…

Let’s Call Valentine’s Day What It Really Is…

“If you want a recipe for unhappiness, spend your time accumulating a lot of money and let your health and relationships deteriorate,” said Atomic Habits author James Clear. It’s a fitting reminder as we head toward Valentine’s Day because our health and relationships...

3 Ways to Win the Battle with Expectations

3 Ways to Win the Battle with Expectations

Umpteen years ago, right about this time of year, I was brimming with possibilities and enthusiasm. I was a December graduate, and I couldn’t wait to get my life started. It was as if January unfolded just. for. me. (I know, so young and naïve.) Only a few years ago,...

Could the New Year Mean a New You?

Could the New Year Mean a New You?

What’s your favorite day of the year? My favorite day used to be January 2 because that meant the holidays were over and I could get back to my life. But I’ve said lots of things over the years. Things I think sound funny or smart. Sometimes they were one or the other...

How Old Are You…In Your Mind?

How Old Are You…In Your Mind?

Have you ever thought about getting older? I have. I’ve always said I want to live until I’m 112. Not sure why I got that specific, but there it is. Here’s an excerpt from my journal about it in 2013: There is a one-woman show in this, somewhere. I will create it...

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