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Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor

Specialty: Psychiatry
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine is the Director of the Adult Partial Hospitalization and the Intensive Outpatient Programs in the Eating Disorders Clinic at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Levine works with young... Full Bio
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Digging Deep by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Recently a heating specialist was cleaning out our furnace and dryer ducts. He came upstairs and told me, "I have some good news and some bad news." You can image, I fel ... Read on »
PROJECT HEAL by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday, the young women of Project Heal came to speak at our program at Penn State . It was truly inspiring. They have recovered from their eating disorders and are n ... Read on »
STEP BY STEP by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We recently started renovations on our house. It was supposed to be a small project. I had a screen porch that I loved to sit on. Then my two dogs thought it was great f ... Read on »
WHEN THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sorry for being quiet. I’m back and will try to stay more regular in my posting. You can nudge me in the comment section if you need to!  :) In one of my last post ... Read on »
IN PRAISE OF MYSELF… by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In a recent group, we used Nikki Giovanni’s poem, In Praise of a Teacher, as our jumping off point. Her poem focused on the impact a teacher had on her life. Many indivi ... Read on »
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY… by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My birthday was a couple of weeks ago. I bring it up not to explain the few weeks lull on my blog—that was birthday and kids’ spring break and teaching deadlines and….we ... Read on »
ANNE FRANK’S SAPLINGS by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I just finished writing an article for a local literary magazine, Rapportage, about the Anne Frank saplings. The chestnut tree outside Anne Frank’s house became ill over ... Read on »
“I WISH….” by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This week in journaling group, we worked from a series of word-stems. “I wish…” was one of them. How did the journaling group go? From the writings, people discovere ... Read on »
TRIP TO THE DENTIST by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was at the dentist on Tuesday. I need a permanent crown and this was the first visit to prep the tooth. How does this relate to the blog? The appointment was scheduled ... Read on »
LOVE LETTERS by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Valentine’s Day! This past week in group, we wrote “In Praise of” letters—essentially love letters. As always we started with a prompt. Last week it was the po ... Read on »
STRENGTH by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This week's journaling group was about strength. We started off with definitions of strength.  “Strength is how we are able to get through tough times.” “It is the courage ... Read on »
SNOW by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here on the Northeast, we have been slammed by snow. On Wednesday, while my kids had a snow day, my journaling group used snow poems to tap into creativity and voice. So ... Read on »
POETRY RETREAT by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m in the building of an old orphanage, across the courtyard from a convent, and in the company of 14 women poets. Snow fell outside last night and this morning, dustin ... Read on »
BLOWN TIRE by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The other day, I hit a curb and blew out a tire. The exact circumstances aren’t the focus of this blog. It was a silly mistake. I felt dumb and felt even dumber when I l ... Read on »
VOICE YOUR COMPLAINTS by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This past Sunday, I had an Op-Ed in our local paper, The Patriot News. Here’s the link: After reading on the Internet the debate over GQ’s photos of some of the Gle ... Read on »
ESCALATOR OR MOUNTAIN? by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last week, Jenni Schaefer, author of Life Without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, visited our program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She met with our patients, spo ... Read on »
IN THE MOMENT by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   In journaling group the other week, we discussed a poem by Billy Collins called In the Moment. It is in his book of poems, The Trouble With Poetry: And Other Poems ... Read on »
LABOR DAY (BY DAY BY DAY) by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In my journaling group after Labor Day, I had everyone journal about, well, labor. What did labor mean to them? What was the toughest labor they’ve ever done? The answ ... Read on »
NEW BEGINNINGS by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   School started this week! Even if you’re not heading back to school, doesn’t this time of year bring back memories? I remember getting new pencils, new shoe ... Read on »
I’M A COWGIRL, ARE YOU? by Dr. Martha Peaslee Levine Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m back from Fort Worth after four days, six museums, one botanical garden, and a goat named Martha. The weather was HOT, but it was the art and the connection wi ... Read on »