Being a first-time mom in my mid-30s has its pros and cons, one of the biggest advantages having been the opportunity to watch many of my friends transition into motherhood before my own turn came. Between these observations, advice from friends and mentors, and so many “women in medicine” and “work-life balance” seminars, I have […]
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The moment I’d been waiting for finally arrived:: my students getting to take classes AT my school, instead of online. It was a glorious day, which turned into an incredible week! The smiles, the laughter- it was so good for me to see my students again. I knew it was good for the students, too. […]
Pandemic anxiety is real, and many people are finding themselves in a place where they need to seek professional help to manage it. Tears, anxiety, paranoia, and shortness of breath… just a few feelings and emotions I’ve been dealing with these last few weeks. I’ve always been sort of a paranoid person. […]
Teenagers by definition are often moody and temperamental. Frequently, the happy go lucky kid who comes down for breakfast isn’t the same grumpy one who emerges from the bathroom after brushing his or her teeth, thirty minutes later. As a parent, I have witnessed this more times than I can remember and every time I’m […]
Sleep. Essential. Necessary. Sometimes difficult. I don’t have to remind you of how stressful life has been these days. You’re living it; you get it. For many of us, this added stress socially distances us from Mr. Sandman. But, let’s not dwell on viruses, uncertainty and feeling overwhelmed. Instead, let’s figure out what could work […]
I found out I was pregnant in a bathroom at Starbucks. I didn’t know if I wanted to be a mom. You’ll want to have kids one day, they say. Calling the OB office the next day, the receptionist replied excitedly, “Congratulations!” I didn’t know what to say. The next several weeks before the appointment […]
Thank you to Next Level Urgent Care for generously Title Sponsoring this very important series during Mental Health Awareness Week. As I sat on the sofa, shoulders stooped with my coffee recovering from the night before, I was handed a familiar business card. I acknowledged the card with a nod of my head. “I am […]
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Anyone who knows me knows that I have a deep love for music. For as long as I can remember, it’s been a way in which I can express myself. I’ve never been musically or vocally skilled, but I’ve always had rhythm and can shake my body to a beat. That has to count for […]