TIS THE SEASON TO BE SAPPY AND GIVING!

In the midst of all the hoopla of the Christmas season. It is so easy to get caught up in the pressure of buying the perfect gift. Trying to outdo last year’s presents for teachers, family and friends, or individuals who help you all year.  I have found in the last few years that happiness Read More…


BENEFITS OF SKATING

Winter is here and all the ice rinks are filled with seasoned and beginning skaters. Movies such as “The Cutting Edge”, “Ice Castles” and “Blades of Glory” have always held a special place in my heart. I get to enjoy NYC’s beauty by going to the rinks at Bryant Park, Brookfield Place, Chelsea Piers, The Read More…


MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH FIGURE SKATING

.I never knew that when I first stepped onto the ice at eight years old, that ice skating would forever play an important role in my life. Until I was in third grade, I had grown up in Queens. I had always been involved in ballet, tap and jazz. I loved the way I could Read More…


THANKSGIVING MEMORIES

Thanksgiving is the day that kicks off the holiday season!  It is the season to be still, take stock of your life and be grateful for your family, friends, job, pets and health.  I can think back to numerous Thanksgivings spent with my immediate family growing up in Queens and Long Island, NY.  The whole Read More…


RETURNING TO MY LOVE OF COOKING FOR THE SEASON OF GRATITUDE!

I have always loved to cook but let’s be honest, with my busy schedule juggling work, motherhood, friendships, exercising, in the setting of a small NYC kitchen, who has time and the space to cook? With food services like Blue Apron and HelloFresh and delivery services like Caviar, UberEatsand Seamlessin NYC and other cities, it is Read More…


MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH LUPUS

I can remember the first time I heard the word “systemic lupus erythematosus” (SLE or lupus). In one of my first blogs, I briefly shared the story about meeting a girl during my time at medical school. She had complained of several months of joint pain and swelling, extreme fatigue, and mild hair loss.  She Read More…