Italian Intern…my 6 weeks with Susan

After being Susan’s intern for almost 6 weeks and transitioning from the Italian nutrition to American nutrition world what have I learned in the process? The value of social media and getting your message across to the public, something which is not a priority in Italy The importance of writing and articulating solid nutritional information […]

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One Year Later…10 Pounds More

This is the second part of the blog on Antonella’s story of coming to America… One night I went to the grocery store since I was craving Caprese Salad. I wanted to buy some Mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, olive oil and basil. I had gained 10 pounds since being here and longed for my normal Italian […]

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Italian Dietitian Coming To America

One morning my husband Francesco came in and said, “We are going to America!” I was shocked on the one hand and on the other hand curious with wonder if this would really transpire. For better or for worse, Francesco’s statement came true for me 6 months later when I found myself on a plane […]

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Sometimes there are no words…just soulache

I was checking my email Monday afternoon when a headline came over one of my updates: Robin Williams commits suicide. Wait! What? Are you sure? Robin Williams the great actor? It stopped me dead in my tracks. I am not a big moviegoer but Williams’s humor and enormous talent touched me.   He made me laugh […]

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Gluten-Free and Me

Quite some time ago one of my health practitioners mentioned he thought I might be gluten-sensitive.  I politely listened and filed his recommendation in the back of my mind.  Being gluten-sensitive was not information I wanted to hear since I knew what was involved in following the diet. And besides, I rarely ate gluten since […]

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Gratitude and Thankfulness Help Depression, Sleep and Life Satisfaction

This year seems to have flown by and with Thanksgiving upon us, the focus can be just on family and food with the latest newest recipe to try. With the aromas of yummy recipes and business of life, how do we slow down long enough to realize all the good that we have? With my […]

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Abundance and Scarcity in the Land of Eastern Europe

I am on my way home from attending a Motivational Interviewing conference in Krakow, Poland.  Since I’ve never been to Eastern Europe it was a treat and an eye opening experience for me on many levels. Bread and carbohydrates are big part of this country’s culture. On most street corners, vendors sell huge circular pretzels […]

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A Tribute To Aunt Lydia

One of my favorite aunts went to heaven yesterday.  She was a very special lady in many ways, and as I am processing my grief I felt it apropos to write a tribute to her. She never moved far from the place she was born in Long Branch, New Jersey.   A wonderful wife to Uncle […]

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Year End Reflections and Moving Into the Future: Loss, Challenges and Hope for 2013

This year was one of big changes for me and challenges with loss, as I know is common with many of my readers. After losing my beloved cat George of 18 years we decided to move into being Puppy Parents with Perry, who has been more than challenging if you’ve ever had or heard the […]

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Giving Thanks

I have much to be thankful for this year – a career that I love, a new office I’m moving into in 2 weeks, a great husband and happy puppy who drives me crazy. I am privileged to help others with their health issues, and put the pieces of puzzles together for others on how […]

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