Like a sunburn that appears hours after forgetting your sunscreen, a poison ivy or oak rash is insanely itchy and shows up way after your error in judgment of trudging through three-leaved greenery. Or worse, you figure out later that the dog you were playing with or the ball [...]
You couldn’t figure out long division in school, so to this day, you say with a joking smile, “I’m bad at math,!”Â “I’m don’t make friends easily,” you think after being ignored when you tried to introduce yourself at a company party.Â “I’m a bad mother,” thinks a women when her child throws a tantrum [...]
“I never do anything right.”Â “Everyone is always talking about me behind my back.”Â “Every time my kids scream, I lose my temper.”
Using words like ‘never’, ‘always’, and ‘every’ areÂ examples of all-or-nothing thinking, one of ten so-calledÂ ’cognitive distortions’ usedÂ in a well-studiedÂ treatment for depression – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
It’s a mouthful, but CBT is [...]
It’s that time of year, bugs, bugs, and more bugs. There are few things more annoying than bites and stings that keep coming to bother you for days. Anti-itch creams only work so well, and for those who have a more severe reaction there isn’t much you can do besides take a Benadryl, which may or may [...]
Have you ever tried to hold an ice cube to the lip of a screaming toddler after he has fallen for the umpteenth time and smashed his lip?Â Yes, the “It’ll hurt now, but make it get better faster,” argument falls on deaf ears.Â Yours and his.
Next time, get a popsicle!Â Yes, [...]
Ok, so itâ€™s not a cure, but as I chase down another kid with the dreaded Kleenex in hand, you have to wonder if there is a better way.
While it may be difficult to use with young children who donâ€™t know whatâ€™s good for them, I found a great aid a few [...]
Cool! I’ve got a blog going. I’ve been DocMisty to friends and family for a while, so I thought I’d post for the world to see. What else is an M.D. good for when you stay at home and homeschool 4 kids?
Yes, I spent four years in the lovely world of medical school, had [...]