“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!

Heal & Be Healed: All Things Skin, Health & Healthcare

Top 9 Tips for Dealing with Bullies

When you are being bullied, it’s easy to feel helpless, like you’re all alone with no way out. But as actor Will Smith has said, “There have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us. There’s no new problem you could have–with your parents, with school, with a bully. There’s no new… Read More

What You May Not Know about Indoor Tanning

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! The Darker Side of Indoor Tanning When I was in high school, all the popular senior girls went indoor tanning. While the rest of us fair skinned kids spent the gloomy winter months slowly growing paler to the point of translucency, these popular girls seemed to become more vibrant… Read More

Resilience: Giving your demons the Big Boot

What is Resilience?

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela, from his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, published in 1994. Resilience is the ability to adapt and recover from difficult life experiences. Resilient kids are able to “bounce back,” as they say. How do you cope? … Read More