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3 Ways Your Doctor Can Make Your Visit More Pleasant (Published In The Mighty)

This can’t be good. My blood pressure literally rose as I walked into the doctor’s waiting room, densely packed with fidgeting humans. I approached the receptionist and greeted her while fishing around for my insurance card and copay. This wasn’t ...
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Here’s What Happened When I Gave Up Bread for 30 Days (Published In The Huffington Post)

In the last ten or twenty years bread has become the diet devil. What a fall from grace for a dietary staple that was once considered a divine and spiritual food. Didn’t God shower it from heaven on the Israelites ...
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3 Ways That Limiting My Phone Use Reconnected Me with My Family (Published in The Huffington Post)

Now that my son is a sophomore in college, he’s had some mental and physical distance from us, giving him insightful and at times critical perspective on our household. It’s rewarding when he appreciates home cooked meals, fresh smelling towels ...
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Thanks, But Please Don’t Tell Me How to Celebrate Thanksgiving (Published in The Times of Israel)

Sometimes I wish I could put in earplugs while standing in line at the grocery store. Perhaps if the lines were shorter, I'd zip through unscathed. The other day I just couldn't help overhearing the guy in front of me ...
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How My Daughter & I Accidentally Became the ‘Gilmore Girls’ (Published in Kveller)

The deafening crack of thunder shook the gymnastics floor and rattled me on the bleachers. I prayed that the torrential mid-summer downpour would slow down before we made a run for the car after my daughter’s tumbling lesson. I could ...
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4 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter’s Concussion (Published in The Mighty)

This past summer, my teenager was accidentally elbowed in the nose, causing a fracture as well as a concussion. Although she complained for weeks of headaches, the doctors repeatedly assured her that headaches were a common symptom of nasal fractures ...
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