Tag Archive for 'emotional wellness'

My neighbor is having a tree taken down. She’s lobbied the county for years to have it cut and apparently today is the day. Which is fantastic for her, but a pain the behind for me. Because the bane of working from home when you live where I do is the constant barrage of noise […]

I spent fewer than twenty-four hours in my former home, Austin, Texas, this week to take care of some family business. I stayed near the corporate headquarters and “mother ship” store of Whole Foods Market and had dinner there. Dinner consisted almost exclusively of samplings from their Smokehouse – ribs, chicken … delicious. I did […]

Unambiguous Loss

My dad died on Wednesday. If you recall from my mom’s posts about being his caregiver (see below for links to these*), my dad was very sick for a very long time. He was diagnosed with Stage IV nasopharyngeal adenocarcinoma in September 2003. The diagnosing physician at Vanderbilt University shook his hand and asked if he’d […]

From time to time I write these posts where I have a little bit to say about a lot of things. “Crumbs” of information, if you will. You get one of those today. * * * * * * * Maintaining a gluten free lifestyle isn’t an option for my middle child, M. Gluten makes […]

Last night the second of the two nurses infected with Ebola in Dallas arrived at Emory University Hospital which is within a few blocks of my house. I send Amber Vinson healing thoughts and wish her caregivers strength and resilience, as I thank them all for their sacrifice and service. When we drove home from school […]

It’s been a few years now, but once upon a time a thirtysomething, single male former colleague of mine posted to Facebook, something that went like this: Just saw the craziest thing. There was a woman walking on the sidewalk down XYZ Road with a stroller and – get this – NO KID. I mean, […]

Back-to-School Breakdowns

Let me tell you a little secret about me. I was a History and Religious Studies double major in college. (That’s not the secret part.) Both majors required hefty, hefty reading loads and lots and lots of writing. At the start of the new college semester, when I would get the syllabus for each course, […]

Last night, I posted a link to this video to my Facebook page: It’s from the Strong4Life campaign: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta launched Strong4Life, a wellness movement designed to ignite societal change and reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity and its associated diseases in Georgia. When I posted the video, I asked for dialogue and […]

Sometimes I do these really random posts when I don’t have enough bandwidth for a full post, but I have a lot on my mind. Here goes: I teach class in a part of town that is very diverse. We are in close proximity to a nationally known research university, Emory, the Centers for Disease […]

When Things Hurt

I got a hangnail on my thumb last week. I picked and poked at it and it got horribly infected. It hurt like the dickens. So of course, everything I did for two days somehow involved my thumb. I banged it on the faucet in the bath. I cut it on an eggshell while trying […]