Learning and implementing

This weekend I attended an amazing Pediatric Neurology seminar. I learned applicable things for my practice and for my life. We discussed the importance of social connections on the human brain (adult and pediatric), and the importance of right brain activities (creativity, fun, play) on brain and nervous system development and health. We discussed some alarming statistics (kids ages 13-18 spend almost 9 hours a day on entertainment “media”, over 1million kids under the age of 5 are on psychiatric drugs, etc) and talked about how all of this needs to change. It was a great seminar and I am truly excited to help my patients, friends and my family love better, feel better and become more connected and alive!

We also had a lot of fun with a good friend and their wonderful family. I am grateful!


Little gifts, great coffee

When we were in Estes Park last weekend, Sheri bought me this mug (I swear I didn’t pull a Michael Scott and buy it myself).

I am grateful for the little gifts we get each other as tokens of our love :-).

I also am grateful for this great creamer

It is yummy!


Estes Escape

Good morning! This weekend we took a quick one day/one night excursion to Estes Park as a family. It was great! We saw elk and deer, stayed in the Aspire Estates at the Infamous Stanley Hotel, enjoyed some amazing food and beverages (I had a bison ribeye), purchased some fantastic salt water taffy (sea salt and Carmel or Texas pecan were the best) and enjoyed true connection as a family. I am grateful for the ability to take little escapes, the love our family shares, and the beauty of Colorado!


The ability to exemplify

I am so grateful that we all are given the opportunity to be the example of how we want the world to be. In light of (yet another) tragedy plaguing our world, we can choose to bring the joy, we can choose to be the light, we can choose to exemplify what true human warmth and compassion is. I am thankful for the opportunity to be the example, and it is not taken lightly.

I am grateful for the love in humanity and the ability to choose to allow it to grow and spread or to do the exact opposite. Today and everyday, I choose love.



Love all around


I am so grateful for all the love in my life! It’s Valentine’s Day! I know many people think of this day as a “romantic” love day, and it is, but it is also a day to celebrate ALL THE LOVE that surrounds us in our lives. Friends, parents, acquaintances, pets, siblings, children, spouse… all of their love is just as significant. Love truly makes the world go round and if we can stop and notice how much of it we see in a daily basis, it will grow, as will love’s IMPACT. So I am grateful for ALL THE LOVE that surrounds us, and noticing that love truly makes the world go round :)!



Wild water weekend!

This weekend Isaac, Payton and I went to Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs. It was a lot of fun! Isaac treated us to the weekend actually, since he sold enough popcorn through Cub Scouts to get us the hotel room! We wish Sheri could’ve joined us (but she was under the weather), but I am grateful for time with my amazing boys!