Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Julia Korenman, M.D.

A view of the sea from a rocky shore

Thriving with Chronic Illness – A Mind Unraveled by Kurt Eichenwald

January 7, 2023

As a physician who took care of people with debilitating chronic illnesses, I was often inspired by their determination to not let their illness define their lives. I think that’s…

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Jewel Salad

October 15, 2022

In the intense summer heat, I was not in the mood for cooking or for eating heavy food and went looking for meal salads which required little prep. This one…

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Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May

January 18, 2022

We were in the middle of last year’s long covid winter when I heard Katherine May interviewed on NPR and I became intrigued enough to read her book, which I…

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Two books authored by Richard Powers

Bewilderment – a novel by the author of The Overstory

December 1, 2021

Life is as vast and endless and ultimately unknowable as the universe, or the human brain and body with its cells and microbiome and unfathomable consciousness.  It is embodied by…

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Apple Pear Soup

January 24, 2021

This is a great recipe for using those Harry and David pears that are delicious, but may go bad before you get to eat them all, or the last couple…

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Cooking during a Pandemic—Recipes using shelf stable ingredients: black bean and tortilla pie, lentil soup with sweet potatoes

May 7, 2020

During this time of Covid-19 when I am cooking a lot and trying not to go to the grocery store too frequently, I really appreciate my recipes that contain shelf-stable…

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Mindfulness in the time of Covid-19

May 3, 2020

Many of my friends do yoga or meditation, but I have not managed to do either of those. I have read some books about mindfulness and have tried to incorporate…

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In the Time of Coronavirus: Why Eliminate Unnecessary Trip?

April 9, 2020

My husband and  I took a walk around a lake last weekend. The paths were wide. The people were respectful of the 6 foot distancing. However, as I was backing out…

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In the Time of Coronavirus: Gastrointestinal Symptoms of COVID-19

April 9, 2020

While most of us know about fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath as symptoms of COVID-19, intestinal symptoms can be present in almost 30% of patients. These include…

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Talking to Strangers book cover

A Book Review: Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell

January 31, 2020

Unless we live in a small town, we are unlikely to know everyone that we come in contact with. We are often forced to make decisions on how to interact with…

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