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Real Veterans on Veteran’s Day

Real Veterans on Veteran’s Day

It’s the middle of the day on Veteran’s Day 2018, and not too late, I hope, to share a few words from some real veterans, and heroes. There is little need to comment any further on any of these words, impressive reflections of wisdom, and […]

Voting Is Contagious

Voting Is Contagious

I believe every vote matters. If you don’t believe that, then let me tell you why you’re wrong:  Because voting is, in fact, contagious. The behavior of one individual can widely impact the behavior of their social circle, and  this particularly applies to political behavior. […]

Hatred Is a Disease. What Is the Cure?

Hatred Is a Disease. What Is the Cure?

Hatred is spreading like an epidemic across the country. Just this past week, the United States has had another horrific mass shooting, and multiple attempted assassinations. The shooter targeted Jewish Americans at a synagogue; the mail bomber targeted prominent Democrats. What do the alleged perpetrators […]

Go Farther, Go Faster…Live Longer

Go Farther, Go Faster…Live Longer

There are many times when I can choose between doing something active, and doing something else. And man, there’s alot of something elses. Yesterday morning, for example: I had writing deadlines, clinic charting, endless housework, and two school-aged kids who still think I’m cool and […]

Sometimes You Plant the Seed; Sometimes You Provide the Space

Sometimes You Plant the Seed; Sometimes You Provide the Space

I’ve been wanting to write about this backyard phenomenon we’re experiencing. Below is a photo of the eight-foot-long, four-foot-wide, very healthy, still-growing pumpkin plant that has literally spilled out over the edge of our garden, and taken over a chunk of our lot. It’s elicited […]

Walking and Thinking and Drinking at the Same Time

Walking and Thinking and Drinking at the Same Time

…Coffee. Drinking coffee. I don’t listen to music or podcasts when I walk. This is the time I let my brain sort through all the stimuli and stuff that’s sitting in there and stressing me out. I will try, really try, to focus on thing, […]

OMG Omega-3 Banana Bread

OMG Omega-3 Banana Bread

This gluten-free, vegan, banana bread is almost too good to be true. It’s moist, delicious, and good for you. What’s more, this basic recipe is flexible and can make a plain, walnut, or chocolate chip loaf, cake, or muffins. Endless options! All without eggs, wheat, […]

Muscle Matters for Metabolism!

Muscle Matters for Metabolism!

I am officially closer to 50 than 40, and it shows. Yup, it’s that middle-age middle-gain. Horrified that this was happening to me, despite having lost fifty pounds after two AMA pregnancies and religiously maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine for years, I decided […]

Your Heart Is In Your Hands

Your Heart Is In Your Hands

The Centers for Disease Control has launched an ambitious campaign aimed at preventing a million cardiovascular events by 2022, appropriately titled Million Hearts.  Their website has some very basic information about the prevention of heart disease, summarized under the call to “Practice Healthy Living Habits” and […]

Hell Hath No Fury…

Hell Hath No Fury…

This pictured quote has unleashed a (quite justified) fury. A fury that started with a simple post in a physician mom’s Facebook group on Friday, and then exploded: this is now being covered by CNN, The Washington Post, and Huffpost, among others. Here’s what started […]