“Oomph?”

“oomph?” What in the world is “oomph?”!  Simply it as that faculty in humans partially wired in our nature which later is promoted, and augmented by early experiences, that enables one, following an unpleasant weekend, to step out of his house on a Monday morning and looking up say; “Good morning God,!” ready to go-…

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The amazing true story of Beate Serota

In a previous article I wrote about humanity’s looming troubles. But as I have said I am optimistic.  Here is an inspiring story of a young girl’s special accomplishment -one of many she did – , giving all of us hope. She was just 22 when she graduates from Mills College in Oakland at the end of the war with japan in 1945.  She was fluent…

How to Make a Marriage Last and Be Relatively Happy

In the face of it, it is a daunting task: two people of the opposite sex who have lived separate lives for the first two or three decades of their lives, meet and are attracted to each other. They had different upbringing, different experiences, different circumstances in growing up. Now, they meet. They like each…

More on Eating Patterns for Health

Once more:  Back to dieting… Many friends and patients keep asking me:  what is a good diet, regime, or program to follow, so they can finally lose weight?  They have often tried everything in the past: miracle formulas of thick fluids, exclusive preparations made up of exotic fruits, or powered extracts of this-or-that substance.  These…

The Time We Shook Hands with the Elephants

And now as I promised, I want to tell you about the safari I took together with two of my grandchildren’s  in South Africa – a wondrous adventure that happened five  years ago. Luck had it that a gregarious, gifted and warm industrialist named Tim Driman with his lovely caring wife Yvonne living  in South Africa…

And Now Let’s Talk About Hang Gliding

Try it a few times.  It’s easy, safe and within our means.  You can do it right here in our own state.  You do not have to be an athlete or an expert with long hours of training, though in its serous form, athletes soar up to thousands of feet high for hundreds of miles…

The Joys of Hobbies III

Before we go to the art and relative complexities of wind surfing, I will like first to take the time and talk about my favored one at present, which is available for any one at any time and for the asking. This is the joy of walking in the woods: Our State is blessed no…

Lifestyle Revisited

  I just returned from  a journey we take once a year to  my native country Greece.  It is truly a lovely land of my ancestors, and guess what?  Mediterranean people still eat Mediterranean diet.  And of course, the  epidemic of strokes, heart troubles and diabetes.,we now have here in  our own country does not exists…

Life Style and You: The Rules

We certainly follow them when driving;  we cannot drive against the traffic.  We cannot  exceed the speed limit (not too much anyway).  We cannot run a red light.  I know all of us do sometime and we may even get away with it for a while but we end up sooner or later in grief,…