Oregon Winter
Travel

Oregon Winter

 {View from my window} I just returned from a weekend in Sacramento and San Francisco where the weather was perfectly chilly, sunny, and breezy.  Yet, prior to my flight to nor-cal, I experienced two snowy days in Oregon where I’m sure that I’m the only one who initially stared out the window in fear about having to commute in … Continue reading

Leave It Behind
Psychiatry / therapy

Leave It Behind

When a patient dwells on a thought to the point of feeling extremely anxious and overwhelmed, I sometimes teach them to approach those thoughts with the following metaphor:  Grab onto [the thought] briefly in your hand, then let it go like a feather.   Perhaps I need to practice more of what I preach.  I have several complex patients who require contant monitoring and found … Continue reading