Tag Archives: health

Vacation Survival Tips from the Griswalds

As I wrote this blog I was enjoying the views offered by eastern Canada while knocking ‘Family RV Road Trip’ off my bucket list :).  This summer we had the great fortune to be able to experience an amazing family … Continue reading

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The ‘Little Things’

Today was  the day for my monthly visit (whoa! that’s sounds like a preamble to icky grade 5 health class…) to our downtown clinic. The night before my ‘Downtown Day’ I have to rifle through my closet to find  something from this decade that is … Continue reading

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Lies my Mother Never Told Me

I think it’s a well-known fact that the older we get the more we start to appreciate our parents.  I don’t believe I truly began to really appreciate my mothers’ love and the sacrifices she made (‘it’s ok honey…you have … Continue reading

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Setting the Bar

I don’t like winter. I dread when the temperature starts to dip into the single digits let alone the minus range. I hate shovelling snow and I don’t like cold things unless they come in a frosted glass with a … Continue reading

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The Happiness Factor

The other day I came home from work to the not uncommon sight of my two teen-aged sons zoned out in front of the TV.  This immediately triggered the universal cry known to all working mothers of: “ISYOURHOMEWORKDONE DIDYOUWALKTHEDOG WHYARETHEREDISHESINTHESINK”!!!!  Now usually … Continue reading

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The Most Important Investment of All

I still kind of shake my head when I realize that summer is actually over,  fall is well under way, and winter not that far off!! I was SO meant to be born in SoCal (that’s ‘Southern California’ for all … Continue reading

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You Can Never Get Enough of a Good Thing…or Can You??

Have you ever wondered who comes up with the catchy phrases we throw around and why some stick and others don’t?   “Laughter is the best medicine“…”Rome wasn’t built in a day“….”A happy wife is a happy life” ( I … Continue reading

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Parental Guidance….

One of my favorite patients came in for a visit yesterday.  Yes I am admitting it…like every nurse, doctor, teacher, esthetician, hairdresser, mechanic, escort (I didn’t say that) we all have our ‘favorites’.  This woman is bright, interesting, engaging, caring, successful, introspective, thoughtful…everything … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts, Bucket Lists and John Lennon

I’ve been banished up to the office by my kids.  I can’t believe it.  Here I have spent the last 6 weeks….no make that probably 8, shopping, planning, cooking, baking, organizing and orchestrating what I think was a stellar holiday…only … Continue reading

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Flip Flops vs Stilettos…The Importance of Informed Decisions

Here is a news flash that is going to astound you, shock you, turn your world upside down…are you ready?…The gastric band may NOT be for everyone.  I can literally hear that pin drop.  I know…you are stunned aren’t you?  Here … Continue reading

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