Category Archives: Health

I’m Not Falling For Faux Fall

I’m not ready for sweater weather! And I’m not putting away my white shoes any time soon. With Labor Day looming, my longing for a never-ending summer grows fiercer, becoming protective of the precious time left in this most favorite

I’m Not Falling For Faux Fall

I’m not ready for sweater weather! And I’m not putting away my white shoes any time soon. With Labor Day looming, my longing for a never-ending summer grows fiercer, becoming protective of the precious time left in this most favorite

Opioids- Trick or Treat?

Hey, big pharma ( I’m talking to you Sackler family) quit colluding with my insurance company. In a broken medical system, here’s just one small element. Cigna, my insurance company seems to be happy to keep me stockpiled in opioids,

Opioids- Trick or Treat?

Hey, big pharma ( I’m talking to you Sackler family) quit colluding with my insurance company. In a broken medical system, here’s just one small element. Cigna, my insurance company seems to be happy to keep me stockpiled in opioids,

Greetings from Kansas

When Kansas speaks, we need to listen. The heart of the country spoke out from their heart last night with a resounding vote to protect abortion access by rejecting an amendment that would remove the right to abortion. It wasn’t

Greetings from Kansas

When Kansas speaks, we need to listen. The heart of the country spoke out from their heart last night with a resounding vote to protect abortion access by rejecting an amendment that would remove the right to abortion. It wasn’t

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

How to Beat The Summer Heat

Unbearable summer heat is nothing new though each year we seem to think we’ve never had it this bad. While many are googling tips on how to survive this wretched heat wave, I turned to my trusty 1954 World Book

How to Beat The Summer Heat

Unbearable summer heat is nothing new though each year we seem to think we’ve never had it this bad. While many are googling tips on how to survive this wretched heat wave, I turned to my trusty 1954 World Book

A Different July 4th -Dispatches From the Hospital

I knew this year’s July 4th was going to be a different one. Disillusioned and deeply disappointed in our country, this was not going to be a celebratory holiday for me. America’s democracy was already in critical condition when the

A Different July 4th -Dispatches From the Hospital

I knew this year’s July 4th was going to be a different one. Disillusioned and deeply disappointed in our country, this was not going to be a celebratory holiday for me. America’s democracy was already in critical condition when the

We Will Not Turn the Clock Back On Roe v Wade

Many women went to sleep last night in America only to wake up to find out they are living in Gilead. I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that

We Will Not Turn the Clock Back On Roe v Wade

Many women went to sleep last night in America only to wake up to find out they are living in Gilead. I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that

Depression is Deceptive

Depression is deceptive to those on the outside. Depression doesn’t care if you are gifted or beautiful. It trumps talent.  Naomi Judd tragically showed us that. And we need to listen. Hard. Depression is an equal opportunist. It inflicts its

Depression is Deceptive

Depression is deceptive to those on the outside. Depression doesn’t care if you are gifted or beautiful. It trumps talent.  Naomi Judd tragically showed us that. And we need to listen. Hard. Depression is an equal opportunist. It inflicts its

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

Testing 1-2-3-

I have always been an overachiever when it comes to taking tests. I over-study, over-prepare, and generally over worry. Yesterday I had an appointment for a stress test at my doctor’s office. After the year I’ve had, there was no

Testing 1-2-3-

I have always been an overachiever when it comes to taking tests. I over-study, over-prepare, and generally over worry. Yesterday I had an appointment for a stress test at my doctor’s office. After the year I’ve had, there was no