Kids, Living

Enough With The Texty Texty.

Not this drastic yet. via @johnnymip on Flickr/Creative Commons Should I write this post? I don’t know. I think I’ve written it before. If I wasn’t lazy I would l check. Here’s what it’s about: Social media. Time. Kids. Attention. During my residency I attended a panel on blogging and social media. What I noticed… Read More Enough With The Texty Texty.

Living

Dear God, Avoid the Hospital

Recently, I learned that medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US.  Also hospital infection rates are quite high, especially in Maine where I live. In fact, Maine hospitals scored very poorly.  I had to take my son to the ER today, because I thought he broke his arm (he didn’t) and I… Read More Dear God, Avoid the Hospital

Creating, Living, Writing

What’s Up With All the Instagramming?

I knooow that’s what you guys are asking yourselves. Well, those of you that ‘follow’ me social media-wise. I’ve had Instagram for awhile, but I didn’t really start using it until a few weeks ago. Now I’m trying to add one post per day. Is it as simple as me just wanting to participate in… Read More What’s Up With All the Instagramming?

Creating, Living

Let’s Stop Being Jerks About Music

  Music is good for you.  Don’t believe me? Here are a bunch of recent studies that explain how music has a positive effect on people and is good for mental health: 5 Science-Based Reasons Music is Good For you (ABC.COM) Why Listening To Music is Key To Good Health (Daily Mail) Sad Music Is… Read More Let’s Stop Being Jerks About Music

Living

Little Goods and The Big Bads

My parents put their dogs to sleep yesterday. The dogs were sisters, 18 years-old, and suffering from a variety of ailments ranging from heart disease to deafness and random seizures/strokes. It was time for them to go, for sure. However, this loss was on the heels of a month of pretty hard hits. The loss… Read More Little Goods and The Big Bads

Living

Grateful. Humble. Lucky

I’ve been thinking about writing thank-you cards. Notice I didn’t say, “I’ve been writing thank-you cards”. I can’t quite find the words to express the depth of my gratitude to each individual person that’s helped me. For some reason, it’s easier and seems more meaningful to let the world know how I’m feeling right now.… Read More Grateful. Humble. Lucky