Month: June 2017

Our Little Fireworks Photographer

Our Little Fireworks Photographer

We were keeping an open mind, based our on prior experiences with fireworks displays. Babyboy is uncomfortable in crowds and overwhelmed by loud noises. Hubby has had to accompany the tortured child away from Fourth of July spectacles in the past.  Every year at the […]

More Than Pirate Ships, Hermit Crabs, and Ice Cream: The Power of Positive Attitude

More Than Pirate Ships, Hermit Crabs, and Ice Cream: The Power of Positive Attitude

We could have easily given up and gone home and called it a complete waste of time, a casualty of poor planning. But it became one of the best family outings we’ve ever had! Because of some last-minute cancellations, we had an unexpectedly unscheduled Saturday. […]

Highlights from the 2017 Lifestyle Medicine Conference

Highlights from the 2017 Lifestyle Medicine Conference

This medical conference was the most eye-opening, refreshing, intellectually stimulating I’ve attended. No exaggeration. Here’s one of three solid pages of notes I took during the keynote lecture by Dean Ornish MD, founding father of intensive lifestyle changes as a legitimate and effective medical treatment […]

My kid is safer on the trampoline than your kid is on the jungle gym. 

My kid is safer on the trampoline than your kid is on the jungle gym. 

We’re athletic people who consider physical activity a priority for us and our kids. Babyboy, like many children with autism, would prefer to be quietly building Legos on the floor of our living room. His developmental pediatric team comments every year that his balance and […]

Every Doctor-Mom Needs To Read This Essay

Every Doctor-Mom Needs To Read This Essay

I’m sharing this beautiful and powerful essay by a med school classmate, friend and hero. She writes about her invasive breast cancer diagnosis at age forty- one, and how it changed her life– for the better.