Three Words for the Year

CareGiving.com is sponsoring Note to Ourselves For 2016 and Three Words for 2017.  My Note to Myself: Continue to do what I’m doing. Appreciate the small stuff (fresh running water, regular garbage pickup). Appreciate living within our means. Appreciate the … Continue reading

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions. We face endless numbers of decisions during our health journeys. From the mundane, should I fast to lose weight? To the tedious, what statin should I take? To the heartbreak, should we do everything possible? Yesterday, after … Continue reading

Giving Thanks

I’m thankful for my superpower that I shared with my mother, Ruth, and son, Mike – accepting what is. I’m thankful that I was born a  white straight male to a closeted gay dad, Ruben, and a Holocaust survivor, Ruth … Continue reading

Superpower: Opening our hearts

I’m scared but not shocked. The level of disappointment so many people feel about their lives profoundly saddens me. I should have more. I would have more if it weren’t for others – all sorts of others. Feelings of injustice … Continue reading

Life literacy – If you can’t explain it to a six year old…

I play baritone saxophone in community Latin and blues funk bands.  Our professional musician leader teaches us the language of music theory – this week it’s Minor Dorian and Lydian scales. As an amateur I understand about a third of … Continue reading

I’m So Discouraged

Several times this week I heard a variation on: I’m so discouraged, I thought I was doing better. I just keep sliding back. I really suck at this. The topics: meditating every day, losing weight, managing anxiety, soloing, recovering from … Continue reading

Engaged with Sax

Shopping for a new neurologist I had three screening questions: What’s your response time to emails? Do you use OpenNotes? How would you work with my acupuncturist? The first doc said, ‘I don’t use email, we don’t have a portal. … Continue reading

Last Post, New Year

Last post of 2015. Reviewing the year in 51 blog posts, we discussed: Death and Dying Give Me My Dam Data Values Leadership Work/Life balance Grace Ignorance, Uncertainty, Research Music Caregivers Experience of People at the Center And more I’m … Continue reading