March 13, 2020

You all have been on my mind a lot over the last several days & on the front lines, poised and ready to take on this novel virus- COVID-19.

Whether you are caring for the sick & frightened, comforting the worried & vulnerable, educating the panicked & fear-m...

October 12, 2019


It's that time of year- each morning reminding our kids to "grab a jacket, it's gonna be cold today. " 

I just wish it were so simple to protect them from all of the other "stuff" they're exposed to....drugs, sex, discrimination, bullying, etc. We intuitively know, as...

February 5, 2019

There is so much crap in healthcare.

You know it. I know it.  We all know it. 

It's time to cut the crap. 

Whether you work in healthcare or you are a consumer of healthcare, you are not immune to the impact of this crap. It has, in many ways, become the...

January 8, 2019

You are a healthcare professional, and that, my friend, makes you special. I have worked with many of you and, in fact, I am proud to be one of you. I feel like I know quite a bit about you. You are that person that lays it on the line for your patients every single da...

January 4, 2019

Have you ever made a mistake? I have- plenty of them. As a mom, a daughter, a wife, a friend and even as a physician- I have screwed up. Of all of my mistakes, though, it's my doctoring mistakes that weigh the heaviest on my soul; not to mention, that have potentially...

December 26, 2018

When I was a kid, somewhere I learned that a "lucky penny" was a penny that was found "heads up". If I was lucky enough to stumble across one I would pick it up and carry it around with hopes that good luck would come my way. 

As I have gotten older I have started a new...

September 24, 2018

My good friend and roommate during our first year of medical school, Ann, was one of the smartest students in our medical school class. She planned to go into pediatrics and specialize in neonatology. She was super smart- brilliant, actually-so, taking care of the smal...

February 8, 2018

A strange and surprisingly fantastic thing is unfolding in my life right now. It's strange in that it's one of those things that you just can't make up. And yet,  paradoxically, it's also quite perfect.  This "thing" seems to have been taking shape unbeknownst to me ov...

January 11, 2018

I love the practice of medicine- the challenge, the learning, the meaning, the connection, the camaraderie, and the love and respect for life and for well-being.

I love physicians. I love that I am one and that I have the unique honor of sharing some of the most sacred...

October 17, 2017

Some days I long for a simpler life. In fact, some days I get so tired of the rat race that I dream of a life more akin to Caroline Ingalls' life on the prairie. Do you remember her? You may know her as "Ma", the nurturing, hard-working, and supportive mother of Laura...

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