Category Archives: Positively Beautiful

Your “Best Doctor’s Visit Ever” Cheatsheet (Fill this out + bring it to your next doctor’s appointment for better, faster care.)

Doctors often have to be detectives, looking at various clues, both visible and invisible, to determine what might be happening in your body. No clues? No information? No back-story about what’s been happening in your life recently? Then even if … Continue reading

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Can’t forgive? You could be shortening your life

Forgiving someone who has wronged or disappointed you  can be incredibly difficult. Forgiving yourself?  Even harder. But it’s essential to learn how to do it.   Research shows that clinging to bitter, resentful feelings about past events has a negative impact … Continue reading

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How to care for yourself when your job is caring for others

A typical workday for me begins around 5 a.m. with a little exercise, then emails, patient paperwork and, on most days, breakfast with my son. Around 8 a.m. I head into my clinic at Catalyst Medical Center to begin a full … Continue reading

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Why you need to take a vacation even if you “don’t have the time” – and how to make it happen.

Some folks say that July 4 is the pinnacle of the summer, and that it’s a fast, slippery slope toward back-to-school night from here on out. I’d say there’s plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine and warmth, but you … Continue reading

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Ask. Listen. Learn. Love. How to interview your parents, capture their stories and make memories.

We celebrated Father’s Day in grand style last weekend with a wonderful lunch at the new Porter Creek restaurant, flowers, candy and a card. 7 year old Grant all on his own found the perfect card for his dad, with a … Continue reading

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15 things to do when you’re sick, injured or stuck at home

I hurt my knee last week and struggled though my clinic day, limping and grimacing. The good news is a little bit of rest, ice and Aleve did the trick, and I was back at it Monday, zipping (almost) from … Continue reading

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What is growing in the garden of your mind?

Did ever grow anything in the Garden of your Mind? You can grow ideas In the Garden of your mind   It’s good to be curious about many things You can think about things and make believe All you have … Continue reading

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Drowning Doesn’t Look or Sound Like Drowning

Despite gray skies and cooler temperatures on Memorial Day Weekend, Grant and I christened the summer and went to the pool. We were the only ones there, but the lifeguard came out of the pool house and sat with eagle … Continue reading

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Beauty bullying: it’s got to stop.

“That outfit is totally inappropriate. Does she think she’s seventeen? Looks ridiculous.” “I can’t believe she’s eating a donut. Has she looked in the mirror lately?” “Wow. She’s going to the gym… again? She’s already so skinny. Talk about obsessive.” … Continue reading

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Your guide to the ultimate power nap.

What do Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Capuchin monks and top-performing military pilots and astronauts all have in common? They are all proud, devout nappers! While some people view napping as “lazy,” or something that’s only appropriate when … Continue reading

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