The Complexities of Connection: A Personal Journey Through Belonging

This week’s podcast was more of a musing, a heartfelt share of how I was feeling in the moment. It reminded me that we can have all the things around us – partners, children, friends – and still feel isolated or lonely nonetheless. I will talk to you about my spin on all of this […]

Managing your Body (and Mind’s) Energy Budget

Have you ever felt totally drained, totally tapped out, like all of your energy is gone? By way of a non-scientific survey of my patients, friends, family members and co-workers, I am gonna guess the answer is yes which is why, your body’s energy budget  was the topic of this week’s podcast (keep reading for highlights ) and why […]

Why Sleep is your SUPERPOWER

What if I told you there was a vitamin that could protect your metabolic and cognitive health, help with mood and emotional regulation, help you lose weight, manage your blood sugar, and make you feel really really good? Would you take that vitamin? What if I told you that vitamin is sleep? It’s true, sleep is a […]

My top Morning Rituals for Living Intentionally and In Alignment with your Goals

It’s the new year, and whether we’re talking about health and weight loss goals, professional goals, or merely the goal of being more present and intentional in our lives, which, let’s face it, sounds poetic, but is easier said than done. How you start your day is absolutely critical. So this week, I am sharing […]

Reimagine your Diet: More Abundance, Less Restriction

I don’t usually wake up starving. In fact, I don’t get hungry for a few hours after I wake up and if I’m not careful I will forget and skip breakfast all together! Unless it is Yom Kippur of course, the one day out of the year that I agree to fast. Inevitably, I wake […]

Exercise with Dylan Conrad

I have a cousin who lives in New York, and despite the fact that I love her dearly, we rarely get to talk. Partly because of the time difference and the fact that every time I think to call her I have just 10 or 15 minutes and I think to myself, “Its been so long […]

Forgiveness and Weight Loss in the New Year

Forgiveness has been top of mind for me these days. With all that is going on around us, I realize that forgiveness might be the first step to healing our world. And as I start to see my patients in the office after the new year, I realize that forgiveness is essential to their practice as […]


Hi cecilia, Happy 2024!!! I love the possibilities of a new year! I find it exciting, energizing, and well, filled with possibility.  But I am not much for the new year new you click-baity messaging. The subliminal messaging that suggests we are deficient or not good enough and tries to motivate us into action from a […]

Merry and Mindful, Taking Time for Yourself during the Holiday Season

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays  I am dropping into your inbox on this holiday to offer you a soulful conversation I had with certified life coach, yoga teacher, and self-care aficionado, Erica Diamond, who lives by the words: “When you take care of yourself, you take care of the world.” I think we can all […]

Mindful Holiday Weight Management

We are in the midst of the holiday season. A time of fun, festivities, family, friends and of course food, which has left my patients asking, “How are we to manage the holiday season without weight gain?” Well, first let me say this. If you happen to gain weight during the holidays, it is not the end of the world. […]

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