Archive for the ‘philosophy’ Category

Our Last One: She’s Leaving Home, Bye Bye

Posted by Vicki on August 22nd, 2015 under Attitude, fond memories, friends & family, howque?, Lifestyle, love, philosophy, priorities, stress management, venting, Wellness
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Tuesday is the day we transport Mollie and her belongings to the other side of the state, and these are the last days of having her live with us in the way she has since she was born more than 18 years ago. Each time one of our kids trundled off to college, I felt […]

Annual Bike Trip – Our Third Adventure with Grace and Stu

Posted by Vicki on July 3rd, 2015 under aspirations, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, food!, friends & family, gluttony, inspiration, Lifestyle, Nutrition, philosophy, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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We went early this year, and to another location. This time, we drove to Ann Arbor after work last Friday, arriving at Grace and Stu’s at close to midnight. I had packed dinner for the car ride, but of course our hosts, clearly exhausted from their workdays, offered us food and drink, which we politely […]

Books and Writing

Posted by Vicki on May 25th, 2015 under aspirations, creations, friends & family, inspiration, Lifestyle, philosophy, projects, stress management
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Everyone in my fam is a lover of books and reading. We also like to write. Many folks like to write. Most are unpublished. But even without being published, writing has its advantages. For me, it is restorative, cathartic, reflective, and sometimes creates a repository of memories. It lets me play with and (try to […]

Ups and Downs

Posted by Vicki on May 23rd, 2015 under Attitude, being a doc, friends & family, Lifestyle, love, philosophy
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Does anyone else find themselves going from states of rapturous joy and love of life to moments of wishing life were over? I have, always have, and still do. It is not bipolar disorder, but my moods are very dependent on my thoughts and worries. It is very rare that I am worry-free. I have […]

Lucky

Posted by Vicki on May 7th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, career, cats, fond memories, friends & family, high fidelity, Lifestyle, love, philosophy, reflections in a golden eye
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Griping about things does not mean I am not aware of my good fortune. In my case, I think everything good that has happened to me harkens back to being born into my particular family. If i had not had my parents and growing up environment, I doubt things would have turned out so well. […]

Beyond Help

Posted by Vicki on March 29th, 2015 under being a doc, BodyChangers, career, compassion, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, Lifestyle, on being a doctor, philosophy, unmitigated frustration, Weight Gain, weight management
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Most prospective medical students use some version of the hackneyed phrase, “I want to help people” when asked about their career choice. That was definitely one of my reasons, although I was careful to couch it in less banal terms in my application essay. For me, it was more than just wanting to help, though, […]

Ask Forgiveness

Posted by Vicki on February 5th, 2015 under aspirations, being a doc, BodyChangers, career, inspiration, on being a doctor, philosophy
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I am a big believer in asking forgiveness instead of permission, and was, always, even before I knew that the phrase existed! In fact, I wish I had made up that phrase – I might as well have. This does not mean I do anything illegal or immoral. It’s a little like doing something that […]

BodyChangers Changes Itself

Posted by Vicki on November 8th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, BodyChangers, career, craziness, critique, Exercise, fitness, food!, friends & family, Healthy eating, inspiration, Lifestyle, Nutrition, on being a doctor, philosophy, reflections in a golden eye, weight management, Wellness
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BodyChangers, the entity Jeff Gusenoff and I started I believe almost three hears ago, with the premise that enjoyable social interaction in the setting of events and activities which promote healthy lifestyles would help peops achieve and maintain healthy weights has definitely enjoyed a following. I face, we maintain a mailing list of nearly 1,000 […]

On To The Next Worry

Posted by Vicki on October 25th, 2014 under aspirations, inspiration, philosophy, projects
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Surprise! The talk went well, better even than I could have anticipated, even though the amplifier never arrived as was promised and the three motivational interviewing clips that I actually purchased the DVD for, had agonized over and had taken hours of viewing to select just the right ones, could not be heard by audience […]

Problem Solved

Posted by Vicki on October 19th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, dilemma horns, Eating Behavior, food!, friends & family, Healthy eating, love, Nutrition, philosophy
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After practicing talk six times, once in front of cb when still in rough form, and today in front of Mollie, and honing talk, making it shorter, and figuring out best way to get five video clips – two from You Tube and three from a DVD that cannot be downloaded – to run smoothly, […]