I wanted first to follow up on my note to you from our last issue, where I shared my commitment to say no, to do less. No sooner did I declare this to the world than I learned my father was dying, and within a day, canceled all appointments, commitments, and hopped on a plane to be with him and the rest of my family. This allowed me to have the experience of saying no at a whole other level. Continue Reading...
by Craig Weiner, DC
Having been a health care provider for nearly thirty years, the question of how to encourage patients to be more active on behalf of their own health and well-being has always both challenged and inspired me. I’ve had the blessing of having a relationship with my patients that is unique and heartfelt. For me, the patient/doctor experience has been a collaborative one. But not all patients have had that relationship with their healthcare providers. Continue Reading...
For Steve and Theresa Harris
by Mary Lou Sanelli
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m., a major mudslide occurred in Oso, Washington, engulfing an entire neighborhood, and covering an area of approximately 1 square mile, killing forty-two people. Others are still missing.
Ask any columnist how she decides what to write, and she may say, “no matter how I begin, another idea will likely pop up.”