“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!

Miscellaneous Musings:

Happy Camper

By Julia Siegel   “This is my favorite place in the whole wide world,” said Jessica*, age 8. She was talking about Camp Liberty, a camp for kids with skin diseases ranging from hair loss to severe blistering disorders. Jessica was born with a large red patch that covered half of her face and suppressed… Read More

Remembering Memorial Day

At 8am a few days ago I was jogging through the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common and feeling happy that I live in such a beautiful city. Physical movement, deep breathing, and all the spring colors around me made for an especially life-affirming moment. George Washington was surveying tulips and roses standing at attention, perhaps searching… Read More