Every Tuesday I anticipate my morning New York Times with the same enthusiasm my dog shows for his bacon treats. Tuesdays are special because of the Science and Health sections. I can count on getting good reliable information on a wide range of topics that are important to me from diet and exercise to mind and behavior. Some of my favorite health writers are on these pages: Jane E. Brody, John Tierny, Perri Klass and there are often tidbits from the Well Blog.
If Well had a mission statement it would read something like this:
Healthy living doesn’t happen at the doctor’s office. The road to
better health is paved with the small decisions we make every day. It’s
about the choices we make when we buy groceries, drive our cars and
hang out with our kids. Join columnist Tara Parker-Pope as she sifts
through medical research and expert opinions for practical advice to
help readers take control of their health and live well every day.
I would add it is written in clear language, often in an entertaining manner.
I subscribe to the New York Times Health online newsletter that includes the Well Blog. This week my socks were knocked off when I saw my article Running Into Your Therapist in Public featured on Well! Not only that, so far there are 91 comments! Lots of stories from people about how they reacted when they ran into their therapist while shopping, seeing a movie or at a restaurant and some from therapists about how they felt seeing patients outside the office. I'm glad the weekend is coming up when I'll have some time to read them all.
I feel like a proud mama. One of my babies made it to the New York Times website. How cool is that?