Words to Live By

As I’m writing this – I’m in a mountainside vacation villa enjoying my morning caffeinated water (Hi Ball Brand, in case anybody is wondering…). I can hear kids inside playing and I’m enjoying the sun on the deck. We have a fun day of going to the waterpark planned. It’s a moment where I can easily claim happiness. And I …

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Smile – Healthyish Dental Tips!

I’m so excited for today’s blog post!  One of my amazing, talented (and she’s gorgeous) friends is a Registered Dental Hygienist and she’s agreed to give us some insider info.  Kelly Rhodes is a graduate of The University of Maryland School of Dentistry and works in Frederick, MD at Dr. Politimi Mantzouranis, DDS. Kelly was telling me that people, especially …

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Weighted Blanket Tutorial

Have you wondered about or heard about weighted blankets? Why use one and who is a candidate for them? There are lots of questions about these trendy blankets…and I have answers, So stay tuned – this post is for you. The main concept behind the weighted blanket is that it provides a hug, support and extra weight to a sleeper. …

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Girls Weekend Musings

I recently read some news article that referenced an actual peer-reviewed health study and the point of the study was girlfriends positively impact your health. It went on to say girls weekends and vacations were good for your health. Well honey that’s all I needed to plan a weekend away with some of my besties. Believe me – I know …

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Movin’ On Up…

Moving Day!! This past week has been really rough. But its worth sharing. I wanted to reflect on this personal occasion because it was a physical reminder of the importance of mental health. Today was beyond stressful for me. I don’t have words to adequately describe it, but I had an extreme amount of anxiety surrounding the move. I was …

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How to Become a PA

I get asked lots of questions about being a PA, one of which is often, “So when are you going to become a real doctor?” Well, the quick answer is: Never. I am so happy being a Physician Assistant. I practice medicine and I don’t have insane malpractice insurance. I have lot of ability to practice independently but always have …

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My New Job

Big news in the world of Cody Eccard! I got a new job, and I’m moving! I want to be open and honest about my life in this blog: so here I go. I know parts of this post come across as me bragging, but I’m excited to share how I landed this sweet new gig. Early in 2019 I …

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My Secret to Mental Health Awareness

Okay, lets pause with the Justin Timberlake memes long enough to talk about May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Those of you who know me or have followed me at all know that I’m very passionate about Psychiatry. There is still shame, stigma and misinformation about Mental Health. So here’s my insider view and my biggest secret to how we …

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