One of the things I love about being a physical therapist, is the connections I make with my patients, the relationships that develops through the course of visits and the conversations that ensue. These conversations are often grouped around the central theme of what we're loving at that moment, from books, to current events and occasions. One recent day centered discussion around … [Read more...] about Introducing a new chapter: the “what I’m loving right now?” series
Before the days of endless to-do lists, there was cooking. I used to love to watch cooking shows as I savored my own home cooked meal or flip through cookbooks for that next meal that would delight my taste buds. But as the years went by, and life got busy, cooking became a forgotten love. Gone were the days of spending a lazy Sunday afternoon finding a new recipe, shopping for the … [Read more...] about A Forgotten Love: Cooking
The. Sheriff. Found. Dad. Four words. Four words that forever changed my life when I heard them on Friday July 8, 2011. It was 7:30 in the evening. The sun was setting on a hot summer day, and as everyone around me prepared for a weekend spent cooling off, with any activity that included water, my world was forever changed. At my Dad's memorial service, I started to get a … [Read more...] about Teaching me to slow down and live in the moment may be my Dad’s greatest gift to me.
What does a healthy life look like, or more importantly, feel like to me? It's a life where I've turned away, for even small moments of time, from the fast pace of the age we live in. Where I decide, purposefully, which activities to participate in, rather than drifting thoughtlessly from one activity to the next. It's a life filled with exercise, that invigorates and … [Read more...] about Play? Who has time for play?
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
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