Elissa Rubin, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, RLC
Deborah Saunders, MD, FAAP, FSAHM
Sharon Somekh, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, RLC
Sheeba Johnson, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, RLC

When you have children, you realize how easy it is to not see them fully, and perhaps miss all those early years. If you are not careful, you can be too absorbed in work, and they will be only too happy to tell you about it later. Being a parent is one of the most mindfulness practices of all. Mindfulness is about loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.
— Jon Kabat-Zinn


8/22/2016 - Dr. Rubin Discusses Safe Sleeping and Back to School Sleep Schedules on CBS News:

In case you missed it, last week Dr. Rubin was featured twice on CBS News.  The first story was discussing a report on reducing SIDS with a safe sleeping environment.  The second was on preparing and establishing back to school sleep schedules and habits.  Local editions of both broadcasts are below.

Reducing SIDS:

Establishing Back to School Schedules:


8/15/2016 - A Letter from Dr. Rubin on Our First Mindfulness Workshop:

We live in an anxious world.  Anxiety is really the epidemic that we treat.  And we see it in all forms.  From new parents too anxious to enjoy their newborns, to 8 year olds having panic attacks, to us as physicians unable to sleep at night because we are worried about our patients.  I suffer from anxiety, and I know my parents role modeled those behaviors.   Every day I struggle-not only to be happy, but also to make sure I break the cycle!  I am determined to give my daughters a better life.  So they don't have to struggle.  So that they have better coping strategies.  I see the world getting harder, not easier.  I want them to be resilient.   I want them to be happy. 

Myself, and my business manager Brian,  attended an introductory course on mindfulness offered by Cory Muscara a few months ago.   Mindfulness is an idea I have been thinking about and trying to practice for several years, but it is a practice.   We loved Cory's perspective, communication style, and overall presentation.  If felt like a gift.  We knew right away we needed to incorporate him into our wellness center.  Both Brian and I recognize how that one session has changed our overall outlook and has helped us directly in certain parenting moments.   

I hope you will consider embarking on this new chapter of Happy and Healthy wellness center with us.     Myself and my husband, most of our staff, personal family and friends will be attending.  We don't have kids because we have to.  We have them because we want to.  And as a parent I want to enjoy every moment with my daughters.   To know what well being feels like, and to role model that for them.  We all deserve to be happy.  And this is part of what Happy and Healthy Wellness center wants to help facilitate and foster. 

If you would like to learn more, please visit our Website and navigate to the Speaker Series page of our Wellness Center section - http://www.happyandhealthypediatrics.com/speakers-series/, or simply call the office and ask for Brian. 

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