I avoid the number "one". Read More
To clarify, I'm talking about the actual number and not what you do in the bathroom.
I really don't like that number. It's my kryptonite. It implies all or nothing. There isn't a gray area.
"How can I improve my egg quality?" is a question I get asked a lot. Read More
My response? To improve egg quality enough to have and sustain a healthy pregnancy requires significant lifestyle upgrades. There is no magic pill despite what Dr. Google may say. If that were the case, fertility issues wouldn't be affecting 1 in 8 couples.
My dog pulled me off my bike. Again. Read More
Three days later, my right butt still hurts.
I wasn't paying close enough attention. So he stopped in the middle of his tracks to poop on the street. Unfortunately, I was still moving forward when he suddenly anchored himself so down I went.
I'm trying a new online dating app. Read More
To complete my online profile, I need to fill-in-the-blanks to this statement "I appreciate when my date..."
Are you single and ready to settle down? Is starting a family important to you? Read More
I got an unusual call yesterday by a casting producer to find someone for a new FOX reality show. Kinda like a "The Bachelorette" But a more mature version. Here are the deets...
We all know that learning is a lifelong journey. No one person has all the answers. So I like my teachers to come from all walks of life. Read More
One of the funniest and unexpected teachers is comedian, Chris Rock. In my eyes, he has serious street cred, lending incisive insights to his witty social commentary.
Large, well designed, unbiased studies are the lifeblood of my approach to improving fertility naturally. Read More
They often validate what has been known for thousands of years in holistic medical systems such as Chinese medicine. Like the fact that fertility is not purely determined by age. Rather, it's influenced by your environment.
If we think of everything we have to do, we feel overwhelmed. If we do the one thing we need to do, we make progress. - Simon Sinek Read More
I had a discussion with a fertility client this week about starting her own business. She's digging my lifestyle where I work mainly from home and see clients in the clinic 2 days a week.
The first time I saw a dead body was at 16yo. Read More
One of the most profound experiences as a kid was when I did a summer science program at Stanford University. Open to low-income and underrepresented minority high school sophomores and juniors in Northern and Central California, it's still around. I highly recommend it if you wanna share with your friends and family.
I just cleaned my toilet bowl. Squirted the blue liquid under the rim, let it sit for 15 minutes, and scrubbed it. Read More
My kids were stumped by the street names of Oahu during our visit last week. They had a hard time pronouncing names like Likelike, Kamehameha, Kalanianaole, Kahekili,... Read More
When my kids and I were in Hawaii last week, my 13yo begged me to take her to Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu. She wanted to rock jump. Read More
I got there, stood looking at the rock which was about 25 feet high, saw the waves crashing against the face and told her that I thought it would be too dangerous for her so she couldn't do it.
Delusional me thought I would be able to get some daily emails out this week. But alas, raging until well past midnight for 4 days straight in Hawaii took its toll. It was worth it though cuz my brother had the best wedding. Ever. Read More
So I'm baaaccckkk...
I go to my gym for their kick-butt (literally) workout classes. Although not restricted to women, very few men are in there. Read More
Or technically a Peeping Julie. Read More
But what's a girl to do when the blinds are open, begging for me to look in?
And so that's what I did as I walked by my neighbor's window.
Supplements are essential to improving health. And of course, fertility health. Read More
They're shortcuts. "Hacks", if you will, to encourage a specific outcome. Like better egg or sperm quality.
I was at the gym yesterday and saw a woman, probably a little younger than me. Can't tell with those Asians. ;) If I were able to custom order a body, hers would be it. Sculpted, lean, and fit. For a brief moment, I fantasized about chopping off her head and stitching mine on top of her perfect body - a la Frankenstein. Then my leg cramped and the fantasy ended. Read More
I was watching a few episodes of Netflix's "Daredevil", not realizing how violent it would be for my 9yo. Read More
In one scene, Kingpin, Daredevil's archenemy, repeatedly slams one of his employee's head with the car door until the skull cracks open and blood drips down the door frame. I hate gratuitous death and destruction scenes - see plenty of that in real life, thanks very much to our sensationalist media outlets.
I've been watching the series "Arrow" with my 8yo. It's our Friday night "movie". Read More
The main character has serious skillz with his bow and arrow. Surprise, surprise.
His teacher starts his training by having him slap his hand in a bowl of water for hours to gain the strength to pull the bow. Kinda like Miyagi in "Karate Kid" with the whole wax-on, wax-off thing. Or how when I first learned acupuncture, we started with pieces of fruit before we could insert sharp objects like acupuncture needles in actual humans.
As I write this, I'm dragging. Stayed out late with an out-of-town guest. Read More
It's moments like these when I harken back to the days when I could stay up all night and be ready to go a few scant hours later. Those were good times.
Now, I have a pretty structured sleep schedule so I can get in my 8 hours.