Personal Stories and Interviews with Experts

How Oscar Wilde Cured My Depression

By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH When I became depressed, I was also anxious, stressed, sleep-deprived, eating terribly and poorly focused. I was everything BAD and the embodiment of the Chicken/Egg dilemma, as I had no way of knowing if poor sleep and a terrible diet were leading to my depressed and anxious state, or vice […]

Just One Question: For the World’s Krav Maga Expert, Moshe Katz, on a Woman’s Ability vs. a Man’s.


Hi guys! Today I have the distinct pleasure of posting just one question with just one answer from my friend and Krav Maga expert,  Moshe Katz. Moshe is the founder and CEO of Israeli Krav International.   He has practiced martial arts for 30 years and is certified by Wingate, Israel’s national martial arts certification board. […]

Wellness Hero: Holly Christensen, Founder of The Magic Yarn Project, Helping Kids with Cancer AND Female Prisoners!


I had the great pleasure of doing an interview with Holly Christensen, who is the founder of Alaska- based The Magic Yarn Project.  Her story recently went viral, but in case you missed it, The Magic Yarn Project is about creating Disney-styled princess wigs for kids with cancer. As Holly mentioned, “It’s been so fulfilling to […]

Guest Post by Susan Hayes: Mother of Jillian Hayes, her Beautiful Daughter who Died from Melanoma in 2012.


I’m honored to post a guest blog written by Susan Hayes, the incredible mom of Jillian Hayes. Jillian was a beautiful girl and avid soccer player who was diagnosed  with Stage IV Melanoma in 2010, when she was just a teenager.  When I first started talking to Susan, I said to her, “Your daughter looks […]

Wellness Expert Interview with Harvard Cardiologist & Founder of, Dr. Michael Gibson


I’m thrilled to have done an interview with Dr. Michael Gibson for the Blooming Wellness Expert Short-Interview series. Dr. Gibson is an interventional cardiologist, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, leader of his own academic research team, PERFUSE, and is considered the cardiologist who pioneered our understanding of the “Open Artery Hypothesis.”  He […]

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