“Comfort measures” are the things we do to make a patient feel better. There is no cure or treatment for everything, but that doesn’t mean nothing can be done to help. You don’t have to be a patient to know that we all need strategies for feeling good! I find comfort and catharsis in writing, movies, exercise, music and meaningful connections with people and animals. How about you? All ages are welcome here!

Be Who You Are: Who Am I & Why Am I Here?

We Are Rockstars & Superheroes

July 25, 2015. Overlooking the Prouty Garden at Children’s Hospital there was a gathering of greatness in the spirit of fun, openness and a willingness to share our superpower secrets. Our first Comfortable In Our Skin workshop: Rockstars & Superheroes. And after a year internal conflict about conflict of interest vs commitment (long story) and… Read More

Jelly Shoes

Fitting In

I first realized my body was not “normal” when I was in preschool. I blame jelly shoes for shattering my positive body image. In the 1980s, there was this fad where all the young girls wore these plastic cutout ballet slippers, affectionately called “jellies.” They had pointy toes and sharp edges (despite being made of… Read More

I Am The Illustrated Woman

Hello! I have reflected, written, and rewritten this first Comfort Measures blog entry too many times to count. How do I introduce myself to the world, share my knowledge, experiences and opinions while maintaining a focus on helping children and young adults? How do I describe the way my life choices and sense of identity… Read More