Category - Covid-19

4
Mar

I Never Got to Say Goodbye

January 4, 2021 my mom passed away. She was 96. And though that might seem old, to hear her tell it, she still had unfinished business. Things she wanted to do. Places she wanted to go. People she wanted to see.    She lived in Houston and I live in Boston. Prepandemic, I spoke with …

25
Feb

Ouch 1, 2, 3 – Vaccines are Safe and Effective

My father-in-law, William Glazier, was a pediatrician for roughly half a century. And he was a really good one. He took care of literally thousands of kids, and their kids, in the greater Boston area.   Every Thanksgiving, after the turkey had been eaten and we were waiting for dessert, he would get out his …

26
Oct

Music Monday: Healthy Halloween, Avoid Covid19

It’s that time of year, when all the ghosts and goblins come out, ring your doorbell, and hope to get  one of their favorite candies. And they eat a lot of it. Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year for Halloween. During Halloween week, 90 million pounds of chocolate candy is sold. …

7
Sep

Musical Monday: Stress and Work

Since Covid19 has become a household international word and Corona went from being a brand of beer to being a potentially lethal virus, the world has been experiencing a tremendous increase in stress. And since this is Labor Day, it’s worth mentioning that the impact of Covid19 on the workforce is particularly great.   A …

29
Jun

Musical Monday: We’re Friends. An uplifting song about friendship.

One of the things I miss the most during this Covid-19 pandemic is seeing my friends. I love getting together and spending time catching up, having a few laughs, and maintaining the relationship. Sure, I can call, or Zoom, or Skype. But you can’t hug a computer monitor.   A few years ago I wrote …

8
Jun

Musical Monday: Strength From Within

I wrote this song in the wake of 9/11 when the world seemed like it was tumbling down. For different reasons, it seems like that today as well. We are living in extremely challenging times.   Our country, feverish from the Covid-19 pandemic, is now also convulsing from the tragic death of George Floyd and …

21
May

Covid-19 and Routine Care: Focus on Staying Healthy While You Wait

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, there has been so much focus on health issues related to the virus, routine healthcare has become less accessible. If you want to learn more about how to avoid Covid-19, CLICK HERE.    In an earlier blog post I discussed tips to stay well emotionally while waiting out the Covid-19 …

14
May

Covid-19 And Routine Care: Staying Healthy and Happy While You Wait

Remember BC (before Covid-19)? You could call up your doctor, dentist, optician, physical therapist, etc, and book an appointment. You could also go to work, travel, go to a restaurant, visit friends, and just live your life.   Time to change your mindset! Most people have been living in social isolation. Even though it is keeping …