How to Reduce Stress by Increasing Margin

I had a great professor in residency to would periodically check in on me to see how I was doing with assignments. Not because she had to, but because she truly cared about my succeeding. When I would share my stressful schedule with her, she would usually say the same think. “Gosh, that’s a lot! Where’s your margin?”   She…
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3 Pain Free Steps to Get Your Child to Eat

When my son was about 5 years-old, we noticed that each time he went back to the Pediatrician he weighed the same amount.  This happened for nearly a year and we knew we had to do something different.  Having been born with endocrine issues he was small for his weight and we initially considered exogenous growth hormone partially due to…
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How to Determine Which Diet Is Best for You

There’s a fair amount of controversy right now about what the most optimal diet is for people in general.  Paleo.  Ketogenic.  Whole 30.  What’s the right one? Start asking about diets that are best for special needs and your head may start hurting.  While there is good quality research for certain conditions such as a Ketogenic diet for seizures and…
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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

So, as we all know, it’s wisest to avoid grocery shopping when you are hungry.  That’s a helpful thing to remember for both your budget and your waistline.  Yet I used to find myself going to the grocery store with my son despite the fact that he may not have eaten a decent snack.  Chalk it up to the rushing…
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Using Your ABC’s To Problem Solve After Crisis

After the dust has settled in a crisis situation, you find that you can breathe a bit easier.  But, sometimes those easier breaths are soon followed by heavy sighs.  You or your loved one are no longer in immediate crisis, but you may still be in a pretty tough situation.  Now what do you do?   In a previous blog…
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