Family history: 6 questions to ask your family during the holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas will be very different this year. The familiar sights of holiday traffic, crowded airports and families gathered around the table will be replaced with smaller household gatherings and virtual dinners. Last week, more than 1 million cases of COVID-19 were reported throughout the U.S., prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading Family history: 6 questions to ask your family during the holidays

Feelings about feelings: Navigating meta-emotions during a pandemic

If you are anything like me, this past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions. There have been the ups of finding new ways to connect with family and friends, yet the downs of uncertainty and a lot of alone time, plus everything in between.  As an instructor and practitioner of mindfulness, I am no stranger … Continue reading Feelings about feelings: Navigating meta-emotions during a pandemic

Keeping family traditions alive this holiday season

Holiday celebrations this year are going to look a bit different as we all continue to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These winter months that are usually filled with excitement and anticipation may not feel the same for many of us this year — especially for our kids. Your children may be feeling anxious, disappointed … Continue reading Keeping family traditions alive this holiday season

Pandemic holidays: Planning for difficult conversations and emotions

Since we are still smack-dab in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to know what this holiday season will look like. Even if you’re someone who has hosted the same holiday party for the last 10 years, this year might be an exception.   As special as the holiday season is for many of … Continue reading Pandemic holidays: Planning for difficult conversations and emotions

How delaying care can lead to devastating health consequences

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visits to hospital emergency departments nationwide dropped 42 percent in April at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, from a mean of 2.1 million a week in 2019 to 1.2 million in 2020. Many people experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack, stroke or other … Continue reading How delaying care can lead to devastating health consequences

“COVID toes” and other surprising skin symptoms of coronavirus

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has been widely known that fever, cough and breathing difficulties are the most common symptoms of COVID-19. However, with the advent of “COVID toes,” the skin has also been moved to the center of pandemic interest.  Knowledge about the disease is ever evolving as dermatologists all over the world … Continue reading “COVID toes” and other surprising skin symptoms of coronavirus