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Tag: self care

Are we all hoarders?

I really believe that to some extent we are all hoarders. I would never have even put myself in that category one month ago, were it not for recent events. So background: I am a prototypical type A personality. I am a self diagnosed…

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Why does my breast hurt?

As a breast cancer doctor one of the most common problems that I see in the office, believe it or not, is not breast cancer but breast pain. This can actually be the bane of any breast surgeon’s practice because a)pain is so subjective,…

Life hacks by me -travel

As a working mom I am always looking for easier, less stressful, quicker ways to do things. We all know that time spent doing minutiae is time wasted that we will never get back. And that quality time with husband and kids is what…

The kids are gone, now what?

So the kids are gone and I have a new normal and they call it “empty nest“.  My husband jokingly calls it “full nest“. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Is it?  A big deal has been made by a whole lot of people about this…

What is your health routine?

I talk so much about health and being healthy that I have been asked a lot lately what my routine is for diet and exercise. I never ask people to do anything that I would not do myself but I truly believe we should…

An apple a day keeps the doctor away- 10 things to do right now to keep the doctor away

We have all heard the old adage, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ Is that really true? All we have to do is eat an apple a day and be well? Now if it is that easy and doable why aren’t we…

10 ways to get over the doldrums and get yourself motivated right now

Have you ever had days where you feel like doing nothing? Days where it is a little harder to get out of bed and put one foot in front of the other. No I am not talking about depression – that is a whole…

Multitasking – how I incorporate reading and exercise

There is so much to do and so little time. Do you feel like you are constantly trying to catch up. Trying to squeeze way too much into 24 hours. That’s how I feel. This is so much worse when you are a mom,…

Quality over Quantity 10 ways to improve your quality of life.

A patient said to me today as we were discussing her cancer diagnosis – “I can only control the quality of my life not the quantity…” Wow! How true! How profound! This got me thinking. We all live on borrowed time and no one…

LIVE! BALANCE!

I turned 50 in February 2018 and started thinking about my life thus far. I have lead a relatively good life and have achieved quite a bit in the time I have been on earth. I have been married for 22 years to my…

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