Harmonic Convergence

Consider the fabric of best health. The Quadruple Aim (Best patient and clinician experience, best population health, reduced cost) is that fabric. The weave of that fabric is information about our personal and collective health and health journeys. The warp … Continue reading

A Roller Coaster of Love

225 weekly blog posts.  How do I do it?, a reader recently asked me. The health journey provides me endless material: fascination, intrigue, tragedy, empathy, frustration, wonder, curiosity, fear, and inspiration. As a nurse I’m blessed to participate in some of … Continue reading

I thank you God for this most amazing day

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. e.e. cummings An email this … Continue reading

Adapting – Balance

When diagnosed 7 years ago with Multiple Sclerosis, my neurologist told me I’d had MS for 25 years. Why didn’t I know it before? He said that I was a master at unconscious adapting – my nervous system and brain … Continue reading

Gratitude

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone. ~ GB Stern It can be tough to feel gratitude in the face of adversity. Yet where does dignity and strength lie except with gratitude? Stress, adversity, pain, grief are not solid entities. … Continue reading

Belonging – a matter of perception

During the inevitable ups and downs of life, I feel better when I belong. The pointy end of illness, loss, unintended change, stress, can be softened by belonging. Belonging to a family, team, community. What is this feeling of belonging? … Continue reading

Finite disappointment, infinite hope

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”― Martin Luther King, Jr. Mutual disappointment can  bring out our best selves or worst selves – disappointment in a lover, friend, colleague, hero, business associate, health team member. Underwhelmed by expected results -> disappointment. … Continue reading