Pilar Gerasimo

Lines of Inquiry

The questions we ask can lead us down paths of discovery and delight, or down corridors of doom and gloom. Which road are you taking?

- Personal Development -

Analyze This

Not a month goes by that I don’t hear from at least one friend or relative who says: “I had the weirdest dream last night; listen to this ...” People call me to tell me their dreams because I am, seriously, the queen of amateur dream analysis.

- Personal Development -

Mission Possible

Ever get to the point when you’ve read so much depressing news that your brain and heart reach some kind of maximum density and you just feel defeated by it all? I must admit that despite my usually relentless optimism, I was there last month.

- Personal Development -

Workout Wisdom

“Get yourself an exercise buddy.” That’s some of the best exercise advice I’ve ever heard. But I swear, no health and fitness idea (except perhaps “eat more vegetables”) has been so completely overexposed, yet so totally underutilized.

Action Plan 2004: Resolutions Reconsidered

For this year's Resolutions Workshop, we gathered up four of our favorite personal-development experts and asked them to weigh in with how — and how not — to go about crafting New Year's resolutions. They wound up recasting the whole resolutions process and sketching out a more successful, sustainable course for personal change.

- Personal Development -

Getting It Done

“Is this supposed to press down on my nose so much,” I asked Ryan, the trainer administering my metabolic and VO2 max test. “Yeah, it needs to be snug enough so air doesn’t get in through the sides,” he explained, adjusting the straps and checking the seal of the mask.

Last-Chance Victories

Okay, 2003 is almost over. You may be running behind on your resolutions, but you're not defeated yet! Here's your guide to a slew of meaningful goals you can still accomplish (and celebrate) this year.

- Gut Health -

Emotional Biochemistry

Like it or not, emotions share some very real biochemical links with your nervous, endocrine, immune and digestive systems. Isn't it time you learned something about how your body responds to what you feel—and vice versa?