The Chinese art of Feng Shui is based on ancient principles of energy flow. We can understand how acupuncture works by unblocking channels, or meridians, and creating a healthy flow of Qi (energy) and blood. Pressure work on acupuncture...
My life as a single mom isn't all heartache and sorrow. It also isn't just cupcakes and daisies either. I make hard choices constantly, and even when I solicit input from my trusted and valued advisers (this sounds so much...
Let’s face it. Our children should come with warning labels. Beware: Kids are Dangerous. We’ve all suffered mom injuries, and I’m not even talking about the trauma of childbirth. Oh, no. I’m referring to the unforeseen mom injuries we...
A little over a year ago, when we moved to Vermont, I happened upon an article in Seven Days. The article was about the newest Vermont State Park, Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park. It described what seemed to be...
I keep thinking about how our society is going through these super rapid changes due to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. I don't think this virus is going to be a flash-in-the-pan in our shared experience either. COVID-19...
In January 2020, we didn't anticipate that COVID-19 would be impacting us for years. Yet here we are, starting 2022 with several COVID vaccines, some potential treatments for COVID infection, and knowledge about how to avoid COVID infection. It's...
A few months ago, I felt like I had my first real adult doctor’s appointment. I’m currently 37 years old. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ve had doctor’s appointments my whole life, but this was the first one where...
We know that it can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to feeding our families. When you are contending with picky eaters, time constraints, and sleep deprivation, meal planning and food prep can often...
I'm a mom who has struggled on and off with a deluge of mental health issues for quite some time. 16 years ago I was diagnosed with depression at a VA clinic in Fort Ethan Allen. Within ten days I...
Ticks. The mere mention of the word, “ticks” makes me cringe. In general, I am pretty squeamish. I don’t like spiders or snakes or frogs. (How it is that I married an outdoorsman, no one will ever understand). But my fear...
I hate diets, yet I still want to be healthy and maintain my weight. Can intermittent fasting be the answer? What is intermittent fasting? It's an eating plan where you can eat what you want, but you restrict your eating...
This is hard. Really hard. As a physician, I take COVID-19 very seriously, and have found myself with friends and family being in the position of the “rule-following bad guy”. I’m the one insisting on not being in the...
With Mother’s Day right around the corner we thought it fitting that our next Mommy Makeover fall in line with the holiday. I mean what mom doesn’t want to be pampered on the ONE day a year dedicated specifically...
My fingers dance over the keyboard, hesitating to click “Submit” on my first post for Vermont Mom. I read it over for the 20th time, hoping to catch any inevitable errors prior to my editor’s review. Am I really...

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