My Love Affair, A Confession

An obsession I am literally obsessed and it’s destroying me. It started out so innocently. But it spiraled out of control. And fast. We met at a French cafe, just a few years back. I knew immediately, on the spot, that it was right. It felt right. I wasn’t really hurting anyone. Not if no one […]

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Pretty-Please Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpeas lay in a white bowl, against a simple, white background

Our good friend, Eliran Arazi, not only treats us to amazing vegetarian meals in his home, but is now also wowing all of NYC with his new vegan eatery in Manhattan’s Union Square, called V-Burger, where he serves up ‘burgers’ fast-food style. Only these burgers are 100% vegan and 100% delicious. We were over at […]

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Screen Time and Kids

a child stands, watching TV. Topic discussed is screen time and kids

Only it’s exhausting. I don’t know if it’s because adults have less energy than children or if it’s because our minds are running through our list of to-do every time more than an hour passes of their playtime. I just don’t have their level of energy. So sometimes I find myself asking my kids to […]

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Take Things With a Migraine Of Salt

black and white image of an anonymous person's face, with some brown overlay for the face. He is holding his temples, as if in pain from a headache

I have a unique perspective in that I not only treat patients in the office who suffer from migraines but also happen to suffer from them too. In fact, I’ve had migraines since I was 12. I still remember the first day I ever had one. It left quite an impression in my memory bank because the […]

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An Uncommon Day Spent in Board Game Heaven

The setting, Greenwich Village, on average weekday morning. Preparations for my son’s departure to sleepaway camp were finalized and we took the day off to spend it with him. On a last minute whim, we drove into the city to investigate a rumored shop. Home to a myriad of board games, this option was an enticing one for our […]

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An Awkward Teen Gets Hired by a Mouse

My secret’s out. It was me, that awkward teen. I’m happy to report, over thirty years later, that I’ve blossomed into a functioning, well-rounded adult. I’d even say I’m much less awkward today, and much more comfortable in my own skin. My kids may not agree. Rewind to the 90’s Back in ’94, as a […]

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Have You Hugged A Doctor Today?

Research seems to cover every random topic these days. They even study hugs! Studies Show Findings prove that hugs work to elevate both mood and physical health, even when it comes from the arms of a professional in an office, clad in white coat (aka me!). There is so much personal touch to a hug, so much it conveys. […]

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My Main Squeezes: The Tools in My Life

Black and white tools, displayed all over the screen

Every profession has its tools. Now it’s true that good old fashioned history-taking can lead a clever physician to the root of an ailment. But often, along the way, we need our tools. In primary care, before I send patients out for imaging (one of the greatest tools invented), and after I use the best […]

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NYC Mobile Flower Truck

Uprooted mobile flower shop seen from the front, at its full

I was walking down the flatiron district of NYC with my family today when I ran into this beauty. I’ve seen many of these trucks around the city, but they usually sell ice cream, gyros, even cupcakes. This was the first one I ran into selling flowers. Yes, flowers! Needless to say, the truck was decorated in beautiful turquoise […]

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