Mario…. I’m really sorry. The disembodied voice came over the phone at 2 pm in the middle of a busy ER where, just moments before, I was the doctor. And now, suddenly, I’m the patient. I’m sure the disembodied voice of...
Please note: Vermont Mom Contributing Writer, Mario Trabulsy, MD is a board-certified emergency physician with over 27 years of experience. She is also a renowned and award-winning educator at University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, and University of...
Both of my children have been to see our local oral surgeon. I was nervous when they were referred to the oral surgeon. The title makes him sound so much more intimidating than our dentist! My children were also anxious,...
One of my son’s Christmas gifts this year was a 1000-piece puzzle. I’m more excited to work on it than he is. I love puzzles—they are a reminder that things can come together in some unexpected ways. With love...
What Is E.F.T., the Emotional Freedom Technique, or Tapping?  EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as tapping, is a type of meditation or therapy where an individual touches or taps certain points on their body while focusing on one...
Not long ago, a fellow Vermont Mom writer shared a piece of writing about the importance of “looking your best” even now, during Covid. While I know in this person’s heart it was written with the best of intentions,...
Yesterday, I was shopping and arrived at the self-checkout lane. As I scanned my items, I saw two young women, not more than 20, start to scan things, their arms piled high with small items. “Do you have any...
Sometimes I don’t see the world the same way as those around me. It’s comforting because in those moments, I know I’m seeing things differently for a reason. Right now, for example, there is so much uncertainty about what...
My name is Josilyn and I am 35 years old. I am a mom. I am a wife. I am a daughter. I am an aunt. I am a friend. And I found out 8 days ago that I...
Yes, I said it. That dirty word starting with a “P”. Get your mind out of the gutter, I said dirty, not inappropriate. Politics. You have a right to formulate diverse political opinions based on your own experiences, judgment,...
“Why are we closing things down, when the mortality rate is only 1%? “ “Lots of people die from the flu- what's the big deal?” “Death rates are going down."  As an emergency physician, I've heard similar comments about COVID...
  On so many levels, I would say yes, I care what I look like. My self-image is important to me.  About a month ago, a client sent me a photo of a woman by her pink Cadillac. She was with...
First I just want to clarify, I am not a doctor. None of this is meant to be medical advice. I also am not trying to put down the medical community as I know this disease is still not...
“The path trodden by wayfarers and pilgrims followed the railway and then turned into the fields. Here Lara stopped, closed her eyes and took a good breath of the air which carried all the smells of the huge countryside....

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2021 Vermont Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

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Welcome to the always delightful, sometimes kind of cold Vermont holiday season! Whether you stay in your town or decide to take a tour of...