My youngest son is 21. As with most guys his age, hanging out with mom does not top the list of “fun things to do.” However, this was the fourth of July, and I had just bought a new surfboard. (It was a garage sale find; hence, it was doubly special).  I am not much […]

Doctor Diaries, Harmony

March 31, 2022

Relational Mindfulness Creates Harmony

The year was 1889 and a physician by the name of Dr. Stephen Paget was studying postmortem data on patients that had succumbed to breast cancer. He noted that there were patterns of metastasis that could not be explained by the previous belief that cancer cells migrate “downstream” or to the closest organ. He described […]

Doctor Diaries, Health

January 21, 2022

The Seed and the Soil Hypothesis

One Man’s Sacrifice Led Me to Understand How We Can Die a Noble Death I didn’t think much about death or dying before medical school, much less about sacrifice or what constitutes a noble act. I chose to be a doctor because that’s what seemed like a noble calling to me. Little did I know […]

Doctor Diaries, From the Heart

January 7, 2022

A Noble Death

A Noble Death

(I ORIGINALLY WROTE THIS ON 1/1/22, HOWEVER, THE PRINCIPLE STILL HOLDS AND GLAD TO REPORT THAT I’M MORE OKAY THAN I WAS THAT DAY, AND THAT’S GREAT!) I love new beginnings. Today, we celebrate a new year with hope for less tragedy, less suffering, less loss. New Year’s Days fill us with expectation to do better and […]

Doctor Diaries, From the Heart, Wisdom

January 1, 2022

I’m Okay, I’m Not Okay

It’s December…already! If 2020 seemed like a voided year, then 2021 seemed liked a year that raced by as though trying to make up for the lost moments from the year before. We are in the middle of moving so the merry reminders of the Christmas season are not in my home. I am thankful […]

Doctor Diaries, From the Heart, Laughing heals

December 8, 2021

How to De-stress the Holidays and Avoid the Holiday Blues

Learn why conversations with your children now are crucial for understanding the world we live in.

Doctor Diaries, From the Heart, Health, Wisdom

November 8, 2021

Crucial Conversations to Have With Your Child Now

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