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The Science of “Hangry”

I always used to wonder why I would so easily get irritated or even angry when I was hungry. My friends used to say, “uh oh, Elisa’s ‘hangry’ again! Quick, get her food!” Another sign you are “hangry” is your inability to focus and make rational decisions. This is exactly what makes vending machines and [...]

Medical Spotlight with Dr. Schiller

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. David Schiller today on his practice and the future of Functional Medicine. I’ve been able to refer some of my clients to Dr. Schiller’s work and the results have been remarkable.  Check out the interview and see the interview notes below.   Key notes from the interview from [...]


Over the years, I’ve had many teachers. I was first introduced to Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist nun over 8 years ago when I was going through a really rough patch in life.  I distinctly remember receiving the book, “When Things Fall Apart”  as a gift from my college basketball coach.  I had so many “aha” moments [...]

The Power of Human Connection

I’ve been thinking about the power of human connection lately. As a 31 year old woman living in NYC, I often feel isolated despite the 8 million people living around me. It could be because I work from home and spend most of my time speaking with clients via phone and sometimes, skype. My work [...]