Respecting choices, offering care
Health & Wellness / Relationships

Respecting choices, offering care


Ever since the news broke about Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a double mastectomy to reduce her odds of getting breast cancer, the holistic health community has been awash in opinions regarding what she “should have” done instead. In particular, there was some judgment about her decision to have surgery instead of exploring holistic treatments … Continue reading

Health & Wellness / Maternal Heath Care / Relationships

Health care professionals: watch your language


I recently saw a new OB-GYN for the first time. Overall, I liked her a lot. She was no-nonsense, but seemed personable, and she knew her stuff. During our visit, we discussed permanent birth control for me. I can’t take hormonal birth control any more, and the other available options either have the potential for … Continue reading

Health & Wellness

Just breathe slower, or, my misadventures with pulmonary disorders


It all started with a persistent hacking cough, tightness in the chest, wheezing and shortness of breath. Welcome to springtime in Atlanta. I’m not usually affected by the massive pollen bombardment, but this year it got me. After a particularly bad bout of symptoms that persisted after fitness bootcamp one night, I went to urgent care. The diagnosis was bronchitis, and … Continue reading

Health & Wellness

HealthWatchMD Blogger Event


I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Randy Martin and the team at HealthWatchMD at a blogger event hosted by Piedmont Healthcare at their Piedmont West location here in Atlanta. Dr. Martin is the Medical Director, Cardiovascular Imaging for Piedmont Hospital, Chief Structural & Valvular Heart Disease, Piedmont Heart Institute, Echocardiography, Piedmont Heart Institute and … Continue reading