Things I’ve Learned This Week

 

I timed my teeth brushing and was way under the recommended 2 minutes. Time yourself.

I was told by the advisor for the Brain/Gain program – a large campaign to bring scientists back to Israel – that my “age may be a problem” in finding employment.

Studying for the Geriatric Psychiatry boards is tedious and most likely useless.

I can eat sardines for dinner and be perfectly happy.

Even some of my closest friends don’t read my blog.

My hand surgeon can cure things – my carpal tunnel symptoms have disappeared since the surgery – unlike psychiatrists who can barely cure anything. If only we could treat anxiety and depression as easily.

The last season of Girls (HBO) is brilliant.

Bahá’í New Years was March 20-21.

7 Comments

  1. JANET on March 29, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    LOVE YOUR BLOG DON’T STOP
    MY TEETH BRUSHING IS TAKE THEM OUT AND PUT IN CONTAINER AND LET SIT FOR 12 HOURS THEN RINSE AND POP BACK IN SO SORRY A NO BRAIN-ER



  2. Jodi on March 29, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Love hearing about your week.
    Keep up the fight against anxiety and depression. You help more people than you think…



  3. Neal on March 29, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    I read your blog (and find it inspirational).



  4. Jack bershtel on March 29, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Brushing your teeth is not as important as flossing your teeth and anybody in any society between the age of 50 and 65 is always at risk in the employment field



    • Anne Koplin on April 16, 2017 at 1:54 am

      Flossing is very important, I agree. And 50 sec of brushing is not enough.
      Well it’s very depressing to think people are not open to employing experienced, mature workers. I understand they want someone who will work 25 years but very few people work at the same place that long these days anyways. I would love to get back to Israel and contribute to research- there is so much going on in Alzheimer’s, etc. It’s sad that I will be stuck back in private practice writing prescriptions all day…



  5. Leslie Speed on April 1, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I have learned that I have to turn off CNN. I have learned that good sleep is amazing and that a daily meditation practice can give me that good sleep.



    • Anne Koplin on April 16, 2017 at 1:49 am

      agree with all of the above. Good sleep can be elusive to some of us but it makes a huge difference.