For me, what makes me most sad when I think about September 11th is not just the loss of life, but the long term effect it's had on our country. In the days and weeks initially after the attack, we as a country came together, unified as one people, a deep sense of connection to one another evident in every aspect of life. However, in the past decade, we've replaced this deep sense of … [Read more...] about What is “rehumanizing” and how can it help me honor the victims of September 11th
Multitasking. If you're trying to be successful in 2018, you probably feel it's how you make it through your days, your mind always on the next to-do, and never really focused on the task at hand. As a Physical Therapist, in a busy Outpatient Orthopedic clinic, multitasking is how I successfully navigate every day. Who am I currently working with? Who is coming in to the clinic in … [Read more...] about I caught myself with a bad habit: multitasking
It's been 17 years since this horrific tragedy. A day none of us that lived through it, will ever forget. One of those days, when we all can recall exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news. I guess you could say I was a lucky one, though I don't believe anyone living in this country was lucky that day. But I was someone who lived, and worked, in … [Read more...] about How I Honor the Fallen on September 11th
I've mentioned before that I'm trying to stop making lists. This is one of my goals for this journey. However, with that, I also need to be honest with myself, is giving up my need to plan everything ahead of time. In years past, the thought of having a free day, that I hadn't planned down to the minute, to make sure that everything got done, was never an option. "Just go with the … [Read more...] about A much needed reality check for myself
As a kid, when August rolled around each year, I'd start counting the days of freedom I had left. I wanted time to slow down, except for when it came to one thing. Each summer as a teen, I'd anxiously await the beginning of August, and the arrival of my September issues of Seventeen and Teen magazines. These were the thick, fall issues that would unlock the latest secrets of fashion … [Read more...] about How an August ritual from my teens is helping me slow down and recharge
When I was younger, we used to go to the library about every two weeks. We would spend at least an hour there, where I would wander up and down the aisles, picking anything that happened to look good that trip. I'd leave every time with a huge stack of books, some new stories and some, treasured favorites like Nancy Drew or anything by Judy Blume. These days, I still love to read, … [Read more...] about Spending time at the library
The earliest I remember straightening my hair, was in high school, out of necessity. Before I hit puberty, I had thick hair that "had body" but certainly no curl. In 8th grade, I got the bright idea to get a perm....bad idea! I looked like Shirley Temple with a full mouth of silver braces, zits and a nose too big for my face. I don't know if it was the hormones from puberty, or that … [Read more...] about Could embracing my naturally curly hair really change my life?