Back from Burnout

I’ve been on a hiatus, of sorts—recovering from burnout. I plan to delve into the topic more thoroughly but wanted to share this poem today—in honor of National Poetry Month (before April ends!). 🙂 Take care! Back from Burnout Back from burnout— It turns out, You can’t work, do and move— Without rest, or catching your breath. Labor, continuous Giving,…

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Boundaries Are Important

It’s important to create boundaries for yourself and to respect the boundaries of others. #SelfCare #MentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters

Reopening Schools Safely Requires Funding – HEROES Act

To keep students, teachers, staff & families safe, we should aim to reopen schools safely or not at all. We all need to do our part—Wear a Mask and Wash Your Hands to decrease infection rates and community spread of COVID-19. A Mask Mandate would help greatly, as would Heroes Act funding.

Gaslighting Makes Me Angry

Gaslighting Makes Me Angry I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a Black woman, a mom & pediatrician (who cares for children), an empathetic introvert (who respects the feelings of others), or just a decent person—but the act of gaslighting makes me want to go “full cowling!” Not sure what “full cowling” is? I didn’t know either until my teens…

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In Science and Medicine, Facts Matter

In Science and Medicine, Facts Matter In scientific research and evidence-based medicine, the data and facts should guide responses, decisions, therapies and treatment. Switching that order—choosing a “desired” outcome, then manipulating or doctoring the data to arrive at the outcome you’ve “chosen”—is both misleading and dangerous, especially when dealing with a highly contagious & potentially lethal viral illness, during a…

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Making Mealtime Special and Helping Others In Need

Making Mealtime Special Making mealtime special can involve doing something out of the ordinary, like dusting off and using that “look-but-don’t-touch” teapot and teacup combo for breakfast. It can also include preparing meals as a family and eating them together around the table (or via FaceTime, if you’re unable to be with your family right now). Eating together as a…

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The CDC Now Recommends the Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Mask Confusion There has been a great deal of confusion about whether or not we should wear masks in public during this coronavirus pandemic—and if so, what type? The CDC has recently answered that question by recommending the use of cloth face coverings in public settings (where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, like at the grocery stores…

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Ways to Reduce Stress During a Crisis

Ways to Reduce Stress During a Crisis

Ways to Reduce Stress As coronavirus news updates become more alarming by the day, and concerns about our health, our finances and the availability of resources feels more pressing, it’s easy to become gripped by fear and anxious about all of the uncertainty we’re facing. While we’re doing what we can to prevent infection with COVID-19 by washing our hands…

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