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Addressing body image issues

Dr. Paul

Earlier this month, my wife and I attended a wonderful performance, “Season Encore,” at the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. It was a retirement celebration for two of their soloists. I hadn’t been to the ballet for a long time and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful leaps, bounds, and spins.

But it was also disturbing.

Most of the women were stick thin and whittled down, while the men had normal, athletic bodies. I get it. There is a classical ballet aesthetic—skinny, long-legged ballerinas. But many of these women looked gaunt, otherworldly, and unhealthy. Read more about Addressing body image issues

Orthopedics: A team approach to care

June 18, 2019

A major injury like a torn rotator cuff, broken bone, or damaged tendon can be life-altering. Our goal at The Everett Clinic is to make the recovery as easy and supportive as possible.

“What really differentiates us is our collaborative, integrated approach. Our doctors, physical therapists and nurses all work together for our patients,” said Theresa Amick, Orthopedics Operations Director. “We are really a one-stop-shop for patients.” Read more about Orthopedics: A team approach to care

Not underestimating the importance of grandparents

Dr. Paul

When I was 8 years old, my paternal grandmother moved in with our family. My mother, who lost her mom when she was 18, was very close to her mother-in-law. My father was overseas at the end of World War II when my older brother was born. My mother was 21-years-old, with a newborn, and moved in with my grandmother. Living in a multi-generational family wasn't new to her. Read more about Not underestimating the importance of grandparents

Not underestimating the importance of grandparents

Dr. Paul

When I was 8 years old, my paternal grandmother moved in with our family. My mother, who lost her mom when she was 18, was very close to her mother-in-law. My father was overseas at the end of World War II when my older brother was born. My mother was 21-years-old, with a newborn, and moved in with my grandmother. Living in a multi-generational family wasn't new to her. Read more about Not underestimating the importance of grandparents

Helping adults and children cope with trauma

Dr. Paul

Last week I attended the 30th annual International Trauma Conference titled Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, embodiment, and the restoration of the self. Several thousand mental health clinicians from around the world attended. It was sponsored by Bessel Van der Kolk, M.D., one of the world’s foremost researchers and clinicians in the field of developmental trauma. He wrote an excellent book called “The Body Keeps the Score,” which I highly recommend. Read more about Helping adults and children cope with trauma

Negotiating a summer home with your college student

Dr. Paul

College students are coming home for the summer. It’s a huge readjustment for older teens who were living in dorms and in off-campus housing. At school, they had complete freedom to come and go as they please, with no parental oversight. No one to ask you when you’re coming home, where you’re going, who you’re going with, or what you’re planning to do. No one to bug you about cleaning up your room or folding your laundry. Read more about Negotiating a summer home with your college student

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