“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”, has been a rousing mantra since Ghandi first shared those words with the world. Powerful words, but not always easy to practice. Too often we are the opposite of what we desire to be. Despite our best intentions, we find ourselves being reactive, fearful and short tempered. Why does this happen? Often it is because we are … [Read more...] about Heal Yourself to Heal Your Kids
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From the first time we dropped him off at nursery school, our son has always enjoyed going to school. Admittedly, in the earliest days, my husband and I employed a bit of “drop and run” strategy - we didn’t want to linger at the door and make it harder for him to detach. That was probably more for my sake than his, but it worked for us. While other parents struggled with … [Read more...] about Our First Three Weeks of Virtual Kindergarten = Success!
I’ve never had trouble making friends. In high school, I was that kid who bopped from group to group, never settling with any one posse, happily getting along with people from all different social circles. And then I got older. And then I became a mom. Our friends and colleagues were split… They were either single and childless, or had kids that were older. Having a … [Read more...] about Making Mom Friends During Covid-19
Is it just me or is the whole world suddenly exercising? I am a regular, plodding jogger: 5 km a day. Every day I see the same regular faces - like the woman who power walks with her umbrella in hand (just in case) and the man who reads his newspaper as he strolls along. But recently the numbers of joggers, walkers, cyclists, scooter riders and dog walkers have multiplied … [Read more...] about “Busy” Is No Longer An Excuse
Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All