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Improving the world by helping others : the case for volunteering
Photo credit: PAMS

Improving the world by helping others : the case for volunteering

Helping others to the best of your abilities   At some point in our lives, I believe we all think about the bigger picture. We get out of ourselves and consider how we can help this world become a bit better, improving the world by […]

Ready to start a healthy habit? Here is how you can make it happen.

Ready to start a healthy habit? Here is how you can make it happen.

Making change happen   Ahhhh change. It comes so hard to all of us! Forming a new healthy habit can be as elusive as that pot of gold at the end of a rainbow 😉.   Of course, there is much variability. Some behaviors are […]

Respect antibiotics: use them judiciously so we can still wage war against bacteria

Respect antibiotics: use them judiciously so we can still wage war against bacteria

Fighting the good fight: respect antibiotics   This week let’s talk about a topic that is near and dear to my heart: antibiotics. As a physician who works with the sickest patients in the hospital, I consider antibiotics lifesaving therapy. I truly respect antibiotics. They […]

Environmental Care: Changing our mindset to help our environment every day

Environmental Care: Changing our mindset to help our environment every day

Environmental Care   This week let’s talk about the environment. It is such an important part of our lives! We have to take care of our earth if we want future generations to have a place to call home or even for there to be […]

Life lessons from the ICU

Life lessons from the ICU

Join this week, as I share the lessons I have learned from working in the ICU and how they translate to everyday life.

The Importance of Yoga in Life and Health

The Importance of Yoga in Life and Health

Can Yoga Impact my Health?   This week I would like to move from the microbiome and circle back to the topic of exercise. Specifically, let’s talk about the importance of yoga as part of your fitness regimen. I have made sure to incorporate this […]

Need strategies to help you deal with rude behavior? Come on over!
Manhattan night during fall by Michelle Ramirez

Need strategies to help you deal with rude behavior? Come on over!

Rude behavior is, unfortunately, very much a part of daily life. Particularly when you live in the city. I don’t think this is a phenomenon specific to city life, I think it’s mostly due to the higher population density that you are just likelier to […]

Trust wisely, not blindly
Bicycle in colored pencils by Camille I Claux, 2016 Camille Claux

Trust wisely, not blindly

I remember teaching our daughter to ride a bike a couple of years ago. She said “Mama, I’m scared.” I told her, “It’s ok, let go and trust us.” It took a little coaxing, but ultimately she took off without training wheels. Trust, lies, deception. […]

Out of darkness comes light
Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Out of darkness comes light

Out of darkness comes light   Diaspora. Diáspora. Almost identical in Spanish and English, except for that little mark sassily dancing above the a. Never have I paid so much attention to this word like I have in the last 12 days. Actually, it used […]