Atrophy

Atrophy

Today is the autumnal equinox. Besides being fun to say (go ahead, try it, I’ll wait: aa-tum-null), it’s one of only two days out of the year where the day and night are equal in length. The last equinox? Well, it was day three of the national “15-Days to Stop The Spread” campaign. That went…

This Just In: Bio Tracking

This Just In: Bio Tracking

Do you know what your resting heart rate is? JJ Abrams guest-edited a 2009 issue of Wired Magazine titled “The Mystery Issue.” From Abrams’ editorial to uncrackable CIA codes, every corner of the magazine engaged the reader with games, puzzles, and an exploration of the unknown. At the end of the magazine, an article explored the…

This Just In: 229 Days

This Just In: 229 Days

Wanderlust (n): a strong desire to travel. A lot is going on in Florida right now with Hurricane Isaias is off the coast. Our COVID numbers continue to spike, leaving many of us to wonder why schools are opening. The global pandemic’s toll goes far beyond infection rates and body counts. There is a massive mental…

This Just In: $19,386.08

This Just In: $19,386.08

I spent 22-hours in the hospital last weekend Saturday evening while on our family’s weekly FaceTime call, I moved wrong and fell over on the couch. There was shooting pain across my entire low back and I could not put any weight on my legs. It was bad. You see people on TV shows complaining about…

Write Now with Dr. James S. Gordon

Write Now with Dr. James S. Gordon

Who are you? James S. Gordon, M.D. — Jim Gordon. I’m a psychiatrist by training and the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, a non-profit in Washington, DC. I’m a clinical professor at Georgetown Medical School, and an activist who has, over the years, spent time in the streets and held public positions, including…

Below the Surface

Below the Surface

“You’re going to the hospital,” my wife said. She was right, I needed to go. A few years ago my chest began to tighten. I ignored this pain and went about my day while the work piled up. Five days later, the pain in my chest was too strong to ignore. After eating dinner, I…

I’m a Slave to My Wrist

I’m a Slave to My Wrist

Two weeks ago I took advantage of a Target sale and picked up an Apple Watch for $85 off. It was an impulsive purchase. We went to Target so my wife could purchase one. She had been thinking about it for some time and thought it would help her be more active. She planned. I…