Saving Yourself

Dear Friends, Patient advocacy relies heavily on being able to create a narrative, and by extension, sell yourself.  The more gripping or devastating the story, the more advantageous it is to use, at least from a marketing perspective.  Getting people to empathize with our struggles, allows for the creation of new ideas, treatments, and solutions.  … Continue reading Saving Yourself

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Self-Care:Caring For and About Yourself

Dear Friends, Self-care.  I want you to stop right now and think of what the term means to you. The term is ubiquitous and conjures the idea of spa days or doing something out of the ordinary to indulge.  Maybe you are thinking of your overloaded Pinterest board with inspiring quotes and recipes for homemade … Continue reading Self-Care:Caring For and About Yourself

Vitamins: Should You Supplement?

As a purveyor of health and wellness education, I am no stranger to the controversies that surround seemingly benign topics.  While it is uncommon to see the pro- and anti- vitamin camps fight as bitterly as those talking about vaccinations, vitamin supplementation is surprisingly controversial. In its early history, vitamin supplementation in the United States … Continue reading Vitamins: Should You Supplement?

When It Looks Like a Duck, Sounds Like a Duck, But Is Not a Duck

Hello friends, it is I.  Today is a good day!  I have finally started feeling well enough to return to posting.  My goal is one entry a week.  Most of my upcoming posts will deal directly with my current and ongoing health situation.  As they say, write what you know.  For today's post, travel back … Continue reading When It Looks Like a Duck, Sounds Like a Duck, But Is Not a Duck

Be Kind

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” ― Kahlil Gibran Dear Friends, Today’s post stems, at least in part, from my recent viewing of Cinderella (2015). I finally watched it in its entirety on Tuesday night.  In the movie, Cinderella promises her dying mother that she … Continue reading Be Kind