I woke up this morning and remembered it was Father’s Day. Which meant I had to get started in recognizing all the folks that are dads or play the father role in the lives of others. First step – say a quick prayer because I am grateful to be alive. Then a silent Happy Father’sContinue reading “Father’s Day 2020”
Had an unplanned conversation with my 17 yr old daughter last night. She had just come home and had come to my room to discuss her plans for the rest of the week. Per usual, I asked where she would be going, with whom, what time, parents, phone numbers, etc. (Listen, I know in aContinue reading “Mother Daughter Talk”
I was thinking back to a time when I was seriously ill and my BFF/SisterFriend came to see me in the hospital with a traveling suitcase full of things that I would need. Now these were things that I would not have thought of since I had not been hospitalized long term before. But laterContinue reading “Here Comes the Sun”
An interesting thing happened about two weeks ago. This was prior to the George Floyd murder. When Covid19 was our biggest concern. We had just reached the completion of three months of dealing with the consequences of Covid19. Related to health, work, economics, education, family & friends, etc. We had started to settle into ourContinue reading “Tired of being tired?”
My heart is a bit heavy right now with everything that is going on with regards to the death of George Floyd. It reminds me that my kids are not safe.I’ve always told them since they were little, “don’t put the hoodie up” because I didn’t want people to think they were “thugs”. I taughtContinue reading “Same Story, Different Decade”
Why am I doing this? To share my perspective on issues of the day. And my perspective is truly different. From the title you know may have figured out that I am an overachiever – physician, wife and mother with an addiction to education (MD MPH MBA). As such I have a lot of opinionsContinue reading “Hello!”
My name is Tochi Iroku-Malize. I am the first of four children born to a surgeon and a nurse practitioner. I am married with three children – 19, 17 and 15 (as of May 2020). I am a family physician, academician, global health doc, dance/theater arts/crew mom, foodie, travel junkie, community service addict, innovator, positiveContinue reading “Who am I?”
#YouveGotThis my hashtag used in twitter (then linked to facebook) goal is to find one postive message each morning this will hopefully help get you started in the right frame of mind to do what you need to do.