A Winter Storm Warning

A Winter Storm Warning

For most of us, snow removal is an inconvenience that usually results in a runny nose, sore muscles, or at worst, a sore back. But some of us aren’t so lucky. Every year, approximately 100 men suffer from a heart attack during or just after shoveling, and many more head to the ER with chest… READ MORE…

EEE, WNV, and Lyme! OH MY!

EEE, WNV, and Lyme! OH MY!

In our area, everyone is on high alert about mosquitoes carrying Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Add this to on-going fears about the West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease, and the upcoming flu season, and many of us are in a legitimate tizzy, dousing ourselves with chemicals and avoiding the great outdoors. Which of course makes sense… READ MORE…

Did you get enough D?

Did you get enough D?

After a long summer of gorgeous sunny days, our vitamin D levels should be stellar! That’s because our skin makes vitamin D when it’s exposed to sunlight. But some of us don’t have optimal levels even at the end of August. Below I discuss why that might be, as well as testing, and important considerations… READ MORE…

This Might Sound Weird, But…

This Might Sound Weird, But…

Last week, I listened to a raisin. Sounds crazy, right? But don’t worry, I wasn’t hearing voices or having a conversation with the raisin. I listened to the raisin as part of a mindful eating exercise in the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course I’m currently taking. Have you ever done a mindful eating exercise?… READ MORE…

Emotional Supernova

Emotional Supernova

Just this morning, I stumbled upon this YouTube clip of Eckhart Tolle answering a question about anger. Although it might seem random in a July 4th message, I thought blowing things up all over the country is a good enough metaphor to share it today. I highly recommend listening to the clip so you can… READ MORE…

Top 3 Poison Ivy Remedies

Top 3 Poison Ivy Remedies

Just this week, a few dads I know came down with severe cases of poison ivy. Must be all that yard work! Or hopefully something more fun like hiking or golf. I used to get poison ivy all the time and couldn’t figure out why. At some point, a friend pointed out that those weeds… READ MORE…