Dietary Guidelines and Adopting a Post-Pandemic Mentality

January 15, 2021

In the midst of a mind-bending week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines. Developed without normal [...]

Finding a New Way to Look at the New Year

January 8, 2021

This is not a piece about New Year's resolutions. It seems too raw and unpredictable a moment for that. Consider, for a moment, from where and what we are emerging. It is now being described by [...]

A Small Piece That Might Fit a 2021 Wellness Journey

January 1, 2021

Congratulations. Susanna Schrobsdorff, an editor at large for Time magazine, recently noted that, as we face the new year, we have just made it through literally the darkest month of the year. In [...]

Another Stone in a Seawall To Meet the Pandemic Tide

December 18, 2020

On Monday morning in New York City, shortly after 9 a.m., critical care nurse Sandra Lindsay became the first person in this country to receive the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. In [...]

As Pandemic Ramps Up the Attack, Will Defenses Hold?

December 11, 2020

The New York Times recently reminded us that frontline health care workers — more than anyone else — have been the one constant in the face of today's pandemic. Says the Times' [...]

When Giving Thanks Is Not Enough

December 4, 2020

"See that Thanksgiving celebrations are restricted as much as possible so as to prevent another flare-up," a news report warns. It is a message sure to have been repeated in various forms around [...]

Case Surge Comes With Successful COVID-19 Vaccine News

November 20, 2020

Finally, a glimmer of good news related to the pandemic — delivered during some dark days as new COVID-19 infections are averaging well above 100,000 per day in this country. As I am sure [...]

Is Your Tolerance Tank Running on Empty?

November 13, 2020

The holidays are upon us. A time for celebration. Yet how are we supposed to pull that off when not just our own health but also the overall health and well-being of the country are in jeopardy? [...]

Need More To Mask Up and Germaphobes To Calm Down

November 6, 2020

As we enter the cold and flu season, it seems to me that there are some residual benefits from continued COVID-19 safety measures — such as mask wearing, hand hygiene and physical [...]

Why We Must Push Through Pandemic Fatigue

October 30, 2020

A recent Newsday article passed along this reminder of our not-too-distant past: "During the height of the pandemic, the daily toll of infections, hospitalizations and deaths was grim and [...]

Balancing Life Today Is a Shaky Proposition

October 23, 2020

Fall is here, and with it, many experts are weighing in on the extra precautions older adults should be taking to protect themselves. Not mentioned, as far as I can tell, is one major risk of [...]

Bursting a Bubble of Pandemic Grief

October 16, 2020

Try as we might to grab onto the positive, COVID-19 continues to keep us awake at night and haunt us during the day. It is clear it will be with us for a while. We may think that thoughts of [...]