Carrots don’t need to take a long time to cook. By cutting them into ¼-inch slices and “Healthy Steaming” them, they will be ready in only 5 minutes. The “Healthy Steaming” method is a gentle, moist way of preparing carrots that enhances their flavor. 1 lb medium Carrots 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp lemon juice Sea salt and pepper to taste 1. Add 2 inches of water [...]
To Caregivers of a Person with a Brain Injury, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease or MS: If you planted hope today in any hopeless heart – If someone’s burden was lighter because you did your part – If you caused a laugh that chased a tear away – If tonight your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray, Then your day was well spent.
Hope for Recovery from Chronic Illness, Brain Injury or Stroke ~ “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin ~
Biofeedback for Treatment of Headache In the Spring 2003 newsletter of ‘Headache’ put out by the American Council for Headache Education, there is an excellent article about the use of biofeedback for headaches. Yet, everyday people are taking more and more medications with little or no results.
A Healing Poem for the New Year and New Decade: I received a wonderful poem from Tom and Terri Collura, and Bill Mrklas of BrainMaster Technology, which has supported my mission to help people with brain injuries. Terri, whom I’ve known for over 15 years, is both a friend and colleague of mine, wrote this poem in December of 2008 and I wanted to share it with you. It is [...]
Zesty Chicken Fiesta 2 cups cooked chicken breast chunks (10-12 oz.) 1 can (15oz) low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (14 oz) no-salt-added diced tomatoes (with juice) 1 Tbls chili powder 1 cup chopped avocado ¼ cup fat-free sour cream In a nonstick skillet, combine the chicken, beans, tomatoes, and chili powder. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium high heat. Reduce the heat to [...]
We are born with the ability to read. Yet, some people learn early without being taught, while others need instructions. Still others have difficulties, called dyslexia. Yet, with proper training even a person with dyslexia can eventually learn to read. Hypnosis is your ability to associate and disassociate. The concept of susceptibility really is similar to learning to read. Some people are able to disassociate without any training, while [...]
With books like “Men are from Mars Women are from Venus” or the YouTube about men’s brains and women’s brains, over time we have beliefs and stereotypes about how men and women behave. Some of this is true. Yet, a week ago, I witnessed in one of my couple sessions, a moving moment that I want to share with all of you. In contrast to most psychologists, as a health [...]