A few weeks ago I decided to challenge myself to a gratitude project. I have read a lot about taking time each day to write three grateful thoughts can help with positive coping and resilience to stress. I must admit that it’s hard for me to remember to journal each day, so I decided to […]
Sometimes therapeutic activities are big and complicated, but sometimes they can be quite simple. I wanted to share a very simple activity that we did as part of our Teddy Bear Clinic. I love giving kids the chance to let their imaginations run wild and simple prompts are a great way to do this. For […]
I wanted to share with you all a story recently published in the New York Times about how pain control is becoming more and more important in pediatric medicine. It wasn’t too long ago when holding children down and just “getting it done” was the common thought process for painful procedure. But more and more […]
I wanted to share with you an article I wrote for the Society for Pediatric Sedation. It focuses on how the medical team should be conscious about the choices they provide kids in the healthcare environment.
I wanted to share a really cool project I recently participated in. It was a unique Shakespeare performance written for Morgan’s Wonderland, an inclusive amusement park. If you haven’t heard of Morgan’s Wonderland, it is amazing. I won’t go into detail because it deserves its own post, so stay tuned. Back to today’s topic. The […]
So last week we started decorating for Christmas at the hospital and I discovered an Elf on the Shelf doll. For those who have never heard, the Elf on the Shelf is an Elf who comes to a child’s house to watch if the child is nice or naughty, and then reports back to Santa. […]