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Forgetful?

Forgetful?

“Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose,” at least that’s what the TV show The Wonder Years taught a generation about memory.But if you are like me and sometimes can’t remember what you planned on doing from the time you thought of it in the shower to the time you get dressed and wonder, “what was I going to do?” then read on.When I read a recent study in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology from the Mayo Clinic that showed that “mild cognitive impairment” may affect 1.5 times more men than women, I shuddered. After shuddering, I almost forgot what I was shuddering about. Oy.Memory is a hot topic these days. At the recent American Psychological Association’s 118th annual convention in San Diego, the topic was...

Posted Friday, September 10, 2010, 11:47AM | Permalink

MUSTerbating

MUSTerbating

Are you ready to refuse to be miserable? Are you prepared to make yourself happy at every chance you can? While it may be silly and unreasonable to think that a brief article here can lead your feelings of happiness to be stronger, more frequent and last longer, I believe it isn’t that...

Posted Friday, September 3, 2010, 02:01PM | Permalink

The Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

I recently came across a piece of interesting research about well being that led me to search the number of yoga studios in San Diego. It’s not an easy number to find.Perhaps Lindsay Lohan found the number when she was searching for a bikram yoga teacher in San Diego — yes,...

Posted Friday, August 27, 2010, 04:25PM | Permalink

Are You the Best You?

Are You the Best You?

There is an African-American proverb that says, “God makes three requests of His children: Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, now.” With San Diego Magazine’s August...

Posted Friday, August 20, 2010, 01:08PM | Permalink

When Women, and Men, See Red

When Women, and Men, See Red

My favorite color is red. It’s a bright, warm color. I’m not a redneck, nor am I typically red-hot. I don’t often see red, nor do I frequently paint the town red. I just like the color.I recently came across multicultural research from at the University of...

Posted Monday, August 16, 2010, 12:26PM | Permalink

Are You Happy?

Are You Happy?

San Diego has to be the central address of happiness and well-being. We have it all here, and yet, there are so many people in our magnificent area who simply don’t see the beauty, enchantment and paradise of San Diego. They may also feel disconnected from family and friends, key...

Posted Friday, August 6, 2010, 11:57AM | Permalink

8 Tips for Improving Your Sexual Health Through Food

8 Tips for Improving Your Sexual Health Through Food

Before you go wandering too far afield here, let me quickly explain. Whole Foods is by far my favorite food-shopping experience. Frankly, nothing comes close — and I’ve been in Whole Foods stores from the West Coast to the East Coast and all of them are just terrific.Sure...

Posted Friday, July 23, 2010, 05:23PM | Permalink

Increase Your Energy

Increase Your Energy

It’s summer, it’s warm, seems everyone’s racing around doing all kinds of exciting things, but you can’t seem to find the energy to keep up. You don’t want to be a couch potato when of all your pals are hitting the beaches, bars and bluffs of San Diego, but you...

Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 07:32PM | Permalink

Smile More

Smile More

Here’s a Dr. San Diego contest in which everyone that enters wins! Just post your answer at the end of this blog or on San Diego Magazine’s or my personal Facebook or Twitter pages.Answer with the first...

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 12:23PM | Permalink

Do You Know How To Power-Down on Vacation?

Do You Know How To Power-Down on Vacation?

If you live in San Diego, you live in paradise. If you are vacationing here, you are vacationing in paradise. But if you don’t know how to relax while living or vacationing here, you are a living and vacationing nightmare. And you may very well be killing yourself to...

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010, 05:13PM | Permalink

Drinking Too Much?

Drinking Too Much?

From “Father’s Day Booze Cruises,” to a free glass of the bubbly for dad’s on Father’s Day, to terrific wine and nightlife reviews, recipes for drinks and the ability to “enjoy DRINKS, food and entertainment ...” at the

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010, 01:48PM | Permalink

Beach Tips

Beach Tips

We San Diegans sure enjoy the pleasures of our beaches: the fresh air, the clean, calming waters, the warm sands and the fun. From volleyball at Mission Beach to surfing at La Jolla’s Windansea, from holding hands for a romantic stroll at La Jolla Shores to building sandcastles at...

Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 04:29PM | Permalink

Food Cravings

Food Cravings

Between Arrivederci, Terra, George’s California Modern and DZ Akins, I admit I’m having major food “cravings.” Winners of San Diego Magazine’s “Best Restaurants” in 2010, these are the best in their respective categories and my absolute...

Posted Monday, May 24, 2010, 12:14PM | Permalink

Faking It

Faking It

Sally: “Most women at one time or another have faked it.” Harry: “Well they haven’t faked it with me.” Sally: “How do you know?” Harry: “Because I know.” Sally: “Oh, right. I forgot, you’re a man ......

Posted Monday, May 17, 2010, 11:56AM | Permalink

Beach-Body Motivation

Beach-Body Motivation

If you type “bikini body” or “beach body” into your Google search engine, you will come up with more than 35 million hits. Why are these terms so popular, and what in the world was I doing looking up these terms? Before you answer that, I’ll quickly do it for...

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010, 12:25PM | Permalink

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