There is no good type of cancer

There is no good type of cancer

In March 2010, I was given the diagnosis of multifocal papillary thyroid cancer. Since that time, a few well-intentioned people have said “at least you have the good type of cancer”.  I’m here to tell you there is no good type of cancer. Put another...
Yin-Yang of the Season

Yin-Yang of the Season

Opposites seem to be more evident to me at this time of the year. Really it is more on a yin-yang feel to the season than a feeling of opposites. Some might use the words light vs. dark to describe it. The concept of yin-yang is more than light and dark. It...
SCREAM! (and the healthy alternatives)

SCREAM! (and the healthy alternatives)

“A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.” – Jane Fonda October 12th is International Moment of Frustration Scream Day. This brings back memories of college primal scream gatherings the evenings during finals. Yup, I was out there...
Safe Sounds for Baby

Safe Sounds for Baby

The world is filled with sounds, with noise. Sounds can inform us but too much can harm us – damage our hearing or overstimulate us. And it isn’t just adults. Babies also need safe sounds. They need the appropriate sounds. They need adults to control the...
Movement for Health

Movement for Health

Movement is something many of us take for granted. We move along without pain unaware of  the role movement plays in our health. That is until something or someone brings that message home. I have seen physical therapists working with older adults to regain mobility...