Taking action to implement patient autonomy in the health care system. The first post in this series of blogs focused on women, our prominence in the health care and how patient autonomy was largely something we could infuse into the system. The second post focused on the policies implemented in society and what women have … More Bridging the Void in Health Care
Quickly now, a few thoughts before I trek to school for my Business and Global Societies lecture with Joanne Lawrence. By the end of this Bowie will mean individualism and he will also signify sticking it to the man (in some respects). I’ll also touch on not buying what’s being sold and selling, well, yourself. … More You are Incorporated
When sea divers dive deep, they can’t arise to the surface too quickly…their lungs will burst. When Kimmy Schmidt stepped into the 21st century after being held captive in an underground fake-cult for 15 years, everything about her was….in the past. Same with this guy, held underground for 35 years because of a fake bomb, … More Baby Steps are the Only Steps
~A Commentary on Romance, Life and Cancer~ Cancer statistics grow boring. Anyone can look around and see its prevalence: magazine covers, blog articles, a relative’s unexpected diagnosis, a friend’s predicted one, a coworker takes leave off work, a distant acquaintance mentioned in a conversation, “Oh did you hear? She died last year of cancer.” Not … More Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow…or with Cancer?
This isn’t innocent, this isn’t Walt Disney’s Cinderella.
Actually, go out, watch Fifty Shades of Grey, then donate blood, or donate blood and then watch it, you’ll swoon a more easily. … More unFifty
I bought a magic scale for 200 dollars (although you can get cheaper ones off eBay). I remember telling my boyfriend at the time, Harley, about it. I said, “My metabolic age is 12.”
“What does that mean?”
“It means that the age of my body on the inside, is 12.”
He continued to scoff, as I continued to tell him the numbers – body fat percentage, physique rating, etc. When I took the Tanita scale out, he got excited.
“Put it down, put it down. I want to get on it!”
Someone should have warned me about how emotional people get when a square piece of metal and plastic shows a number.
Then 39, the scale said that his metabolic age was 33, not too bad. Four months later, I put him on the scale again. His metabolic age was higher this time, 37. He was indignant.
“This is b***s***!” … More 28, 19 and 12 – Three Magic Numbers
Mom loved a lot of things, people, super-heroes, movies, quotes, moments and memories. She was the first to make a moment, and the last to leave it. It’s safe to say that Mom wanted to appreciate life, no matter where she was or what she was doing. Time was of the essence and she would … More Until a Few Opened
I used to keep a stack of ‘Sin’ flashcards in my coat pocket. Gluttony. Selfishness. Anger. Sloth. Greed. Lust. Envy. Pride. Wrath. Neglect. Vanity. Deception. And I’d take them out and go over them, thinking how horrible I’d been that day, ranking them in order of which defined me best. When I talked to people, … More Sins and Secrets
“Do I look sunburnt?” My boss looks at me from across the room. “People think I don’t know what’s going on. I know exactly what’s going on. You’ve put on a couple of kilos, haven’t you?” “Yes.” “You’ve put on some weight, and it’s gone to your hips. You finally look like a f***ing woman, … More When does a girl become a woman?