Win the Exercise Mind Games

Win the Exercise Mind Games

Sunday is usually the one day I can sleep in. But the cat woke me up at 5:30, and I’m up early all week anyways, so I got up. Hubby and the kids slept on. I had the house to myself, and could expect no 

Practicing What I Preach, Even on Vacation

Practicing What I Preach, Even on Vacation

I may be on a family vacation in Guatemala, but the blog goes on! This is the perfect time to share another example of a doctor following their own medical advice, in real-life and real-time. I believe it’s possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle while 

2000 Steps to a Clear Head, on a Crappy Day

2000 Steps to a Clear Head, on a Crappy Day

Babyboy has had the flu for the past five days, so Hubby and I have had crappy sleep for the past five nights. We’ve found ourselves up at odd hours dosing liquid acetaminophen, delivering Albuterol puffs, fetching vomit buckets, and futzing with the humidifier. My 

Getting Myself O.O.B.

Getting Myself O.O.B.

How many times over the years have I written variations of the hospital order O.O.B.? Like, “O.O.B. to chair w assistance b.i.d.” In regular English, this is a medical directive to the nursing staff to “Please assist the patient in arising out of the hospital 

Practicing What I Preach, All The Way To The 22nd Floor

Practicing What I Preach, All The Way To The 22nd Floor

A couple of people have called me out on my published claim that I will walk up twenty-two flights of hospital stairs to see one of my inpatients, rather than take the elevator. I’ve been tempted to respond in the style of my fave potty-mouthed 

Snow Woes and Pros

Snow Woes and Pros

You may have heard of the “Bomb Cyclone” hurricane-style blizzard we on the East Coast were treated to yesterday. To the hardy New Englander, the snow totals were no biggie. It was the wind and the storm surge that caused the most problems. A significant 

Fitting in Fitness: Hacking a Home Workout 

Fitting in Fitness: Hacking a Home Workout 

I am not an inherently even-keeled human being. Heck, I can’t even say that I’m always emotionally stable. A lot of ingredients and elbow grease help create and maintain my (currently) pretty high-functioning professional persona.  One REALLY important ingredient is activity. I move around as 

The Working Mom Workout: Getting the Most Out of the Gym

The Working Mom Workout: Getting the Most Out of the Gym

I rarely get to the gym, and when I do get there, I’m on a tight schedule. So I want the biggest cardiovascular benefit and most calorie burn in the least amount of time. Plus, I’m a Type A, perpetually multitasking, frighteningly nerdy medical professional… 

Multitasking My Run

Multitasking My Run

Most Saturday mornings, Hubby and the kids do cartoons and breakfast, while I work out my weeks’ accumulated stress and sedentary achiness.  Today, I ran a favorite route: a hilly road featuring a nice smooth sidewalk, stately homes, and a well- kept Trustees park overlooking the 

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