Category Archives: Mindset and Personal Growth

Lessons I Learned About Aging 

It has been a long while since I have published here but now that I am back, I have so much more to share about the past two years, including some lessons I learned about aging.   In future posts, you will see some insights from my journeys, events, clinical and educational experiences, and more.  […]

Got Love on the Brain?

The impact of your brain health on love and performance. What’s Love Got to Do With It? Well, Tina Turner says it well: It’s a second-hand emotion.   Second hand? Or secondary to what?  Love certainly has an effect on our brain and body.  When we are in love, we feel energized. Our physical symptoms are minimized. We’re […]

Valentine’s Date or Vali-date?

Expectations of the “Love” Day The problem with holidays, especially Valentine’s Day, is that they put added pressure on many people to partner up.  Themed movies, commercials and sitcoms sensationalize the holidays to promote more consumer spending versus the historical meaning.  Tabloids feature the hottest date plans, gifts and destinations of the famous. I’m not dissing romance. I’m all for it because I […]

10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Binges and Bloats!

Blast the Bloats and Binges with These Tips. Bloating and heartburn after holiday meals takes the fun out of festivities. Sometimes these are caused by binging from mindless eating or emotional triggers. You can be so caught up in conversations during the office holiday party and before you know it, you’ve consumed far too may cocktail […]

So Much Time and So Much Happened.

“It’s about time I post an update!” (Read through and watch the demo video!) I know I didn’t post in October! I’m in the process of getting caught up from a very busy summer that well, didn’t quite go smoothly. In fact it stunted my productivity. Due to a gradual recovery from frozen shoulder and […]

Wayan, Balinese Healer from Eat Pray Love.

Dr. Melanie met the real Wayan, the Balinese healer from Eat Pray Love. She interviewed her and experienced her evaluation and cleansing.

Are You Letting Life Pass You By?

It’s Only July. Make the Second Half Your Better Half. I was walking down the streets of Obidos in Portugal last year when I was captivated by this sweet golden staring out of his parents’ window. He looked like he was missing out on playtime, longing to run the stone paths that circled this little quaint […]

Rediscovering Inner Peace: A Gift From My Father

Rediscovering Inner Peace. A Gift From My Father.     While cleaning out my house the other day, I stumbled across something that triggered a deep-seated fond memory of my father.  When I was a young teenager he and I had a special father-daughter trip to an indoor flea market on Sundays in Toronto. On one […]

Release the Pressure and Just Flow into Spring!

Most of us are guilty of placing unreasonably high expectations on ourselves.  If you felt a little pang of anxiety each time you flipped a page on the calendar this year you are not alone.  Yes, time goes by fast. Yes, the months fly by. Yes, the kids grow quickly. But we can’t stop time. […]

Heart Matters…Beyond Diet and Exercise!

If this title grabbed your attention, there’s a reason for it. It could be the well-being of your heart or that of someone else’s.  Since the awareness of cardio vascular health seems to surge in February I felt compelled to write about this health concern, which by the way, should be given the same attention all year […]