No fear and no anxiety on Mt. Kenya

September 4, 2015

You’ve heard me talk about my climbing days and having no fear or anxiety – so here is a picture and short story! This is me on Mt. Kenya in 1993. We had an early morning start from the top hut, heading for Point Lenana (16354 ft / 4985 m). We were living in South […]


Kindness and oxytocin: a mystery memory box of treasured memories

August 7, 2015

This is a story of kindness and warm and fuzzy feelings all around. There is plenty of oxytocin-boosting happening here! On Tuesday around 6:30pm I received excited emails from Anxiety Summit fans in San Diego about a story that had just aired on the CBS8 show: Return to Sender The Mystery Memory Box. Here is […]


The 5 Love Languages for fabulous mental and physical health

February 13, 2015

Without loving relationships, humans fail to flourish, even if all of their other basic needs are met. Love is deeply biological. It pervades every aspect of our lives and has inspired countless works of art. Love also has a profound effect on our mental and physical state The above are from The biochemistry of love: […]


Feel on top of the world! A song to give you hope!

October 31, 2014

  Top of the WorldA song by Amma Jo A new beginning, a brand new dayAll of my fears are gone awayI feel so calm, so free, so wholeRight now, I’m feeling on top of the world On top the worldRight now, I’m feeling on top of the world The power of real whole food- […]


Sexy Younger You summit: Why are depression and anxiety more common as we age?

September 15, 2014

Sexy Younger You! Season 3Create More Vibrant, Healthy and Sexy No Matter What Your Age 25 of the World’s Leading experts on de-aging will be sharing their secret ingredients, special sauce and myth-busting facts to guide you toward a more healthy, vibrant and sexy you – at any age. Join hosts Dr. Anna Cabeca, OB/GYN, […]


Hot Tips for Boosting Your Mood: ‘nothing can eat me’ & find your minimums

September 11, 2014

Depression is big news. Even celebrities are coming out to talk about their dark night of the soul. Authorities are framing it as a disease and something that cannot be helped, but simply managed and medicated. Think about it – depression is on track to be the most prevalent disease in the world. What if […]


No sugar or sugar in moderation? I say NO sugar!

January 10, 2014

More and more research is supporting the fact that sugar and carbs are as addicting as drugs and as difficult to quit for some people. I came across this quote the other day: “Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!” and it’s perfect. We crave sugar because we are stressed, sad, looking for […]


No.1 Thing to Do to Minimize Holiday Weight Gain in Shape Magazine

December 13, 2013

Cristina Goynes wrote a great piece in Shape magazine on the benefits of water when it comes to holiday weight gain. I’m thrilled to have been quoted. My contribution is about dehydration and the direct effect this has on neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, leading to increased carb cravings for a good mood and for […]