November 2016

Bridget blog beach

Stop and Smell the Roses In today’s fast paced, dialed-in world, it is very easy to get caught up in the rat race. We are doing more, at a faster pace, trying to squeeze it all in: work, family, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Not to mention all of the little projects and commitments! We often forget to “stop and smell the roses!” I am guilty of this as well. Finding the balance in life takes time...

Patient team

When we think about taking care of our whole selves – body, mind and spirit – and the chronic conditions that are affecting our society today, there is no “one size fits all” approach, nor is there a silver bullet solution or fix to living well. It is a combination of factors – activities, practitioners and people – that support us in living well. Along these lines, we need to consider who is on...

Rehoboth towers bridget blog

I first learned about the concept of “place matters” when I was the Perinatal Project Coordinator for the Delaware Perinatal Cooperative. It is a public health term that is used in the context of Social Determinants of health. I know, big words, but basically what it means is that where people live influences their health! For example, children or adults living in the inner cities with no access...

Meditation on beach

Just As I Am Today, I am grateful for my Taz-like mind... I rarely buy magazines, but this caught my attention (Time magazine cover). I had to chuckle when I saw the front cover because I feel that this is the image we create when we think of mindfulness meditation – at least that was my expectation when I first started the practice. Often times, I find my Taz-like mind to be all over and pretty...

Surgery Room

Hysterectomy can be an excellent treatment option – in some cases I love my job and I love that most things we talk about in obstetrics and gynecology could make a grown person blush. Our line of work is very real and very human, and I certainly appreciate the patients who can bring a sense of humor to their visit. Not too long ago, I met another patient who reminded me how lucky I am. On the...

Lynn Casey

Cancer taught me not to stress the small things because most of them are just not that important. I was a very active person and participated in indoor and outdoor activities on a regular basis which all changed for a period of time after being diagnosed with breast cancer. It was quite a shock to be sidelined due to mental and physical limitations for months going through treatment. A positive...

reusable lunch sized

Your First Step to Reducing Plastic at Home When plastic was created, it took America and the world by storm. What a great material – it doesn’t break, shred, rip, or scratch. It can stretch over food containers, it can freeze, it can fall off the table and not shatter – it’s every homeowner’s dream. Right? Wrong. While plastic is extremely useful, it is also pretty harmful for the environment...

real food vegetables sized for microsite

We are in a day and age when we are bombarded by an overwhelming amount of information, which can often be confusing and conflicting… especially when it comes to various health and wellness topics. When it comes to healthy eating, there are a multitude of different effective approaches or “diets”… but my philosophy is to keep it simple and go BACK TO BASICS. What does this mean, exactly? Eat real...