The Face of Infertility

It's been eight years, eight years of my husband and I trying to start a family. If you had told me eight years ago that this would become the hardest journey of my life, I would not have believed you. If you...

Why We All Should Be Fed Up

I grew up in a household where our sugar and refined carbohydrate intake was watched very carefully. It was due to the fact that my younger sister is epileptic and my mom quickly came to the conclusion that...

Why Eating Clean Matters

I grew up in a house where the types of food we ate were extremely important. My sister is developmentally delayed (meaning her brain never developed beyond a two-year old's brain) and epileptic. We never had...

The Women in the Kitchen

Last week at Marea, a New York haunt of the powerful and the polished, Lauren DeSteno moved up from executive sous-chef to chef de cuisine. It may sound like a mere tweak of a title, but in a small way it is...

The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

If you want to achieve a major goal, conventional wisdom says to think positive. Picture yourself delivering the perfect presentation, and absorb the energy of the audience. Envision the ideal job interview,...