Author: drmoniquetello

Words Can Save Lives

Words Can Save Lives

Mary Oliver, genius poet, passed away this week. Here’s two of her most powerful poems, words that transform and heal. Anyone raised Catholic and since recovered can likely relate to Wild Geese. Whenever I feel myself slipping into shame or guilt, these opening words are […]

Cooking with Kids: Sugar Glass Creations

Cooking with Kids: Sugar Glass Creations

Ok, this isn’t so much a recipe as a science experiment that you can eat. I’m always looking for ways to engage the kids in learning, and double bonus if it results in something yummy! Babygirl and I will sometimes flip through a food magazine […]

Ways To Gain Less and Lose More

Ways To Gain Less and Lose More

Yes, even the diet and lifestyle doctor overdoes it on the eggnog sometimes. Happy New Year, and like everyone else, I’m stepping on the scale saying: “I’ve got to get back on track!” And that’s okay. I’m not beating myself up for putting on a […]

For Christmas Stress Relief, Get Out!

For Christmas Stress Relief, Get Out!

Christmas is supposed to be a time for reflection and renewal, a heartwarming and rejuvenating holiday… At least in movies and commercials. In reality, we’re all crazy hectic sprinting around shopping and wrapping and socializing. Or sitting around being depressed. Either way, finding time for […]

Billions of dollars are being spent to develop fatty liver drugs, but diet and lifestyle work better

Billions of dollars are being spent to develop fatty liver drugs, but diet and lifestyle work better

I was driving to the train station listening to the morning news report on the radio. I almost spit out my coffee when I heard: “Local biotech company secures additional 70 million dollars in capital, on top of 65 million already raised, for development of […]

Behind the Scenes of a Book Launch

Behind the Scenes of a Book Launch

Writing is like breathing to me. But marketing and publicity? I have no effing clue. I messed up the requisite Twitter book giveaway, despite multiple coaching emails from my publisher. My Tweet unintentionally implied that everyone who commented and shared the book info would get […]

How to keep your balance when things are crazy

How to keep your balance when things are crazy

It’s December, the craziest time of the year. You have to be everywhere, there’s a million things to do, and that’s on top of your regular work schedule and family duties. And there may be additional stuff: Kids get sick, finances are tricky, relatives can […]

Doctors Are Being Cyberbullied: Why That’s Bad, and How We’re Fighting Back

Doctors Are Being Cyberbullied: Why That’s Bad, and How We’re Fighting Back

I’m being cyberbullied. On August 8th, a colleague had posted a video on Instagram for National Immunization Month, and was bombarded with nasty comments and negative fake reviews from anti-vaccine activists. She reached out to our physician group on Facebook for backup. Many of us rushed to support her […]

Vegan Highlights from a Carnivore Feast

Vegan Highlights from a Carnivore Feast

I’m thankful for many things, among them that despite the fact that we have fifteen vegans, vegetarians, and bacon-loving carnivores all at the same table, my family is able to sit down together and truly enjoy a fabulous communal feast. For this to work as […]

On creative work/life balance solutions, and fighting for my daughter’s future success.

On creative work/life balance solutions, and fighting for my daughter’s future success.

I’m pretty pumped about this powerful conference, Career Advancement and Leadership Skills Conference for Women in Healthcare that just ended. Anyone in healthcare who seeks advancement OR who makes decisions about the advancement of others can benefit greatly, so check it out for next year. I even […]