August 2019

Welcome everyone with open arms and hearts.
I escorted a visitor from a bank of interior elevators to the front entrance of my hospital the other day. Besides the fact that I've never been a fan of simply pointing directions to a guest anywhere, I was trained during my very first healthcare job to always walk, never point. So, it's second nature when I notice someone is lost to say, "I'll take you there.” I believe that for those of us not...
Improve your health and your knowledge with these health documentaries.
I am recently on a health kick for a number of reasons. One of them might have something to do with the school year being right around the corner. Eek! Whenever a new school year comes around, I always get this feeling that I need to take a look at our family’s goals and also our eating habits. The summer tends to wreak havoc on our eating – I mean who can say no to fries when you are walking the...
We made it!
Hiking the Hardangervidda August 2019 When I was 25 years old, I married a Norwegian who told me about hiking across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau in Norway: How it was a place of rolling mountains, lakes, glaciers and endless skies. How it is a trip you take over several days, staying at remote and rustic lodges. Since we only lived in Norway for a few years, I never took that hike. I then...
Self-care is an important way to take care of yourself - even if it just takes a few minutes to boost your mood.
I am lazy. Not about my work, or about getting things done around the house. But when it comes to my “beauty routine,” I am about as lazy as they come. My hair is long and dries relatively straight, so there’s no need to blow-dry or style it. And, because my skin has never been terrible (except for one unfortunate year in high school), I fall asleep without washing my face far more often than I’d...
It's time to let go of the fear of missing out and just do what you need to do for your own happiness and health.
I know you’ve heard these sayings a million times over: “Time flies,” “Cherish these moments,” or (my favorite), “You’ll never get this time back.” They taunt my anxiety, dance along well with my mom-guilt, and play an occasion chess match with my professional career-driven complex. I am exhausted from the onslaught of overwhelming advice that I need to drop everything that personally serves me in...
A postpartum visit is a great time to check in with your doctor following childbirth.
During pregnancy, it can feel as though you spend just as much time at the OB/GYN office as you do at home or at work. Once the baby is born, the focus tends to shift from “caring for mom” to “caring for baby.” You know the scene…..all eyes are on mom during labor, giving words of encouragement, until the baby arrives. Then the whole room shifts it focus over to the baby where they are seen oohing...