Category Archives: Health and wellness

A Brief Visit Outside of Time


Stepping Out of Time There is little question the past 12 months have been hard on all of us, hard on the world. At some moments in our personal journey on this orb hurtling relentlessly through space, we need to … Continue reading

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Last Act


Many of you are back from your Easter Sunday celebration, and The Poem of the Week is here for you. This poem is being offered in honor of my stepbrother, who died on Saturday, surrendering to the ravages of a … Continue reading

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream


Though I’m thankfully way past my student days, I still experience recurring dreams about school. I have an important exam to get to, I can’t remember a word of what I read in the textbook the night before, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Think


My stepmother frequently urged those around her to “Do something!” This command was repeated by her until you began to act on her urging to accomplish whatever goal she set her mind to. She was far from unique in preferring … Continue reading

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Good Fences


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. Hope your weekend was restorative. Here is your poem to get your week off to (hopefully) a good start. Be well, stay safe. Good Fences We used to live next to a hoarding crazy ladywho … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?


Language reveals a great deal about a culture. Given the centrality of snow in their lives, it should not come as a surprise that for those natives living above the Arctic Circle, there are over 230 different words to describe … Continue reading

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Loneliness


I received a phone call last night from one of my older friends to tell me that her dog had just died. I expressed my sympathy, but she caught me at a bad time, so we didn’t have a very … Continue reading

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A is for Anxiety, B is for Boredom…


A is for Anxiety, B is for Boredom… Are there any of us in 2020 who are not dealing with these emotions?  One of my benefits of the lock-down is the increased time I’ve had to read. Despite having over … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me A Hero!


There recently appeared an article by Dike Drummond, M.D. in Medscape Magazine, in which he objected to the current vogue of calling doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals “heroes” and “saints”. Any profession in which the practitioner places his or … Continue reading

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Bridging the Divide


As a physician, as someone who has been trained in and believes in science, I share the frustrations of all my colleagues who are faced with members of the public choosing not to wear masks and denying the realities of … Continue reading

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