A Conversation With My Mother About Women’s Healthcare

The other day I was having lunch with my 87 year old mother at her favorite Thai restaurant and as usual, we were reviewing the state of affairs of relatives and friends.  When we got to her 86 year old friend Mary, a retired (at 80) pediatric endocrinologist, my mother became very animated.  She proceeded…

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A Heart Connection

This is a guest blog by Hari Simran Khalsa, the daughter of my dearest friend.   I have watched her grow and transform into an amazing person,  Ayurvedic practitioner and herbalist.   She practices in Nevada City, CA. www.healingrootsayurveda.com A Heart Connection I can still remember the first time I felt the power of pure…

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Hurricane Irene: A Lesson For A Daughter and Advocate

Hurricane Irene roared through New England last weekend with rivers flooding and leaving over half a million without power.  One of those people is my 87 year old mother who lives in Rhode Island. Before the storm, I went through my hurricane checklist with her of cellphone, batteries, candles,water, nonperishable food and all prescriptions filled.…

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