February 2018

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The first two months of this year have been a whirlwind for sure! First off, in early January, my husband and I bought a house. This is a big deal for us as we had previously decided we were gypsies who would likely rent for the rest of our lives so as not to be tied down to any one location. However, fast forward to two kids and higher and higher rents, and here we are – happy homeowners. Well,...
sue blog february dead sea
I have thought about visiting Israel since I was 16 and some kids from my high school in Los Angeles left to fight for Israel in what turned out to be the Six-Day War (1967 Arab-Israeli War). As I got older, I learned that my father, who I knew was an immigrant to the United States after World War II, was a Holocaust survivor. As an adult, I learned my father’s story – Born in 1909 in Poland, he...
Fight or Flight Cancer Blog Fed 2018
Everyone has that moment in life that is burned into their brain—the exact instant frozen in time—the place, the smell, the people, and the words. Many patients say that the moment when they received their cancer diagnosis is forever embedded in their memory. But what happens after that? How do you cope in that moment of life-changing news? How do you know what to do next? Processing a Cancer...
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Last Friday I got home from a long day - let's be honest - a long week of work. I stopped by my mother-in-law’s house to pick up my first grader and found my usually chatty girl laying on the couch, wrapped in a blanket, complaining of a tummy ache. Ugh….. it’s Friday afternoon at 5! With all of the germs going around, my mind went straight into Nurse Practitioner mode. I started drilling her with...
Journaling Take 2
This is Part Two of a six-part journey into journaling. To start with Part One, click here. Allow Journaling to Grow With You Welcome back! Hopefully you are returning after having a successful first month of journaling. This month, I want to focus on how journaling can change over time and how it can grow with you – if you allow it. We Constantly Change, So Should Our Journal My practice of...