Posts by Dr. Sam Graber
Awash In Stress, Wading In Past Trauma, And Clinging To The Side Of The Hormone Pool
Do you ever picture a woman when you hear the term “midlife crisis”? Me neither. A vision of some midlife dude with a comb-over, gold chain, leased hotrod, and his way-too-young babe of the week in the passenger seat always came to mind. In fact, until I read a seminal piece by my virtual-BFF Brené…Read More
A Childhood Decision Was Running My Life Into The Ground
A business coach once said to me, “You can’t read the label from inside the jar”. That statement has stuck with me for years. I say it to clients myself, on the regular. “What Does That Say?” In a nutshell the phrase means that we can’t see what’s transpiring when we’re in the thick of…Read More
I’m A Big Fan Of Stuffing. Just Not When Emotions Are Involved.
Our libidos take a hit at every bend in the road of life and the switchbacks intensify during midlife. As does our stress. First of all, most of us are so overextended we don’t know if we’re coming or going. We say “yes” too often to keep in line with our role as the “put-er…Read More
Perimenopause Brain. It’s Like Pregnancy Brain But Then Again, It’s Not.
Pregnancy and perimenopause are natural phenomena unique to the female body. One common accompaniment to both is a temporary change in brain chemistry. You’re more than likely familiar with “pregnancy brain”. In fact, you may have experienced it first-hand, or “in sympathy” with your partner like that 15 pounds you gained alongside her. Similar, Yet…Read More
Fostering Workplace Diversity Through Inclusion
Having a #DEI policy that identifies #menopause by name signals to women that you value them at every stage along their personal and professional evolution.Read More
How To Get Everything You Want In Life…A Study Of Habits. (Part 4 of 4)
Welcome to the wrap-up of our 4 part series, “How to get everything you want in life…a study in habits”. I’ve been a Life Coach (in addition to my other roles) over a decade now. I’ve focused on people’s health for the greater part of that time while in active chiropractic practice. Now that I’m…Read More
How To Get Everything You Want In Life…A Study Of Habits. (Part 3 of 4)
Welcome to Part 3 of our 4 part study of habits. Today we will spin the OLD counterproductive habits into shiny NEW productive habits. In Part 1 you learned a few ways habits can derail us from living the way we know is best for us. You listed out your counterproductive eating habits in a…Read More
How To Get Everything You Want In Life…A Study Of Habits. (Part 2 of 4)
This is a follow up to the exercise in Part 1…you did some introspective work to clearly identify your counterproductive eating habits. Habits that sabotage your efforts to lose weight, kick sugar to the curb, cook more home cooked meals, etc. I started you off with some common ones, such as: Waiting until I’m absolutely famished…Read More
How To Get Everything You Want In Life…A Study Of Habits. (Part 1 of 4)
If you’re constantly in chaos it’s because of your operating system. Life is much like a computer, you can use the default settings or personalize your experience. The default settings in most of our cases come from the programming our well-meaning mothers, fathers, teachers and preachers installed. Peers and siblings have influence. As does the world around us. In this blog series, I…Read More
We Need More Women In Leadership. So Why Do We Ignore Their Needs In Perimenopause And Beyond?
We need more women in leadership. So why do we ignore their needs in perimenopause and beyond? It makes no sense to me. How about you? I just can’t wrap my brain around the fact that at a time when we need more experienced women in leadership roles in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors of business, we all but abandon them to fend for themselves. Perimenopause is a time in which we need to support one another more than…Read More