Belonging

“Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.” ― Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose “I rest in ease, knowing there are others out there, whispering themselves to sleep, just like me.” ― Charlotte Eriksson I am … Continue reading

Personal Health Goals

  As a person with MS, I’ve written that my personal health goals are to progress as slowly as possible and do nothing that will mess with my pathological optimism. People I talk with about personal health goals say it’s … Continue reading

Person-Centered #CarePlanning – What Data?

More about person-centered #CarePlanning. (If you missed my first post go here) Our health teams struggle to communicate at transitions (between team members, when adding a new team member, between people, offices, and settings) – it’s a perfect tower of … 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

Health Planning Over a Lifetime

Three weeks ago I wrote about navigating our experiment of one. This navigation is health planning over a lifetime. Health Planning over a Lifetime includes having destinations or goals and deciding what needs to happen to get there. Who’s going … Continue reading

An Experiment of One

I was discharged after bypass surgery with 26 pages of instructions. I was just concerned about getting home. My dad lives alone on the other coast. He takes 11 medications from 4 different providers. At least one gives him a … Continue reading

Nowhere We Can’t Get to in an Hour

In our 30’s we lived in West Virginia – very rural, back-to-the-land hippies, eight miles up a dirt road. We participated in many communities. Our intentional community of families shared 180 acres of land, helped each other build our houses, … Continue reading

Cuz I’m the Dad! That’s Why

I wish my partner would carry his load. How do I get my kid to clean his room? She never cooks! How do I get her to talk to me? People in relationships complain and scold – expecting the other … Continue reading