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…


Spicing It Up!

Autumn is in full swing and my palate has changed from summer cuisine.  Lately, I’ve been craving something different.   A part of feeling confident is taking care of yourself and sometimes setting challenges.  For me, trying new foods and learning to be a better chef can inspire confidence.  For this month, I’m choosing to explore Read More…


SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN

What is it about Halloween that makes this holiday so fun?  Is it watching all the excited children in the neighborhood go door to door. Asking for piles of candy or playing tricks on their friends?  All the scary movies that make you scream and jump out of your skin?  Is it the spooky décor Read More…