Monthly Archives: February 2012

Thought for the Day.

Do not announce loudly to me what you are. Show me. If you say you are religious but act unkindly, intolerantly, judgmentally, that is what people will associate with your religion. I am Christian. That means I try to live … Continue reading

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Personal Health Log. Riding out the Storm IX

Healing from illness, injury, or life’s traumas is rarely linear. We do not get better and better. We have days where we feel we can beat our problems, even if only a bit at a time. Other days we feel … Continue reading

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Thought for the day.

Today has come. I got up with my husband and walked our dogs in the forest near our home. I saw the¬†moon set and the sun rise. We cannot control everything that happens today. Some of us will control nothing … Continue reading

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Healing Woman News.

We have started placing Healing Woman photos on the FineArtAmerica website. The first gallery is birds; I have more finished photos to upload later today. All of the photos can be seen as full resolution images, something I can’t do … Continue reading

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Patient Advocacy. Parts of a doctor’s appointment. I: The history.

Every visit at a doctor’s office, clinic, or hospital has four main parts. They are the same across the world and in different languages: the history (your story, if you are the patient), the physical examination, the assessment/evaluation, and the … Continue reading

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Patient Advocacy. Parts of a doctor’s appointment.

Every visit with a doctor or other healthcare provider has four basic parts: the history (your story), the physical examination, the provider’s assessment, and the plan. Starting this weekend, I am posting four articles, one for each part of the … Continue reading

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Essay. A New Leaf.

When my brothers and I were young, our grandmother would occasionally tell us we needed to turn over a new leaf. It was her way of saying we needed to stop doing whatever bad thing we were doing and find … Continue reading

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Personal Health Log. Riding out the Storm VIII

This is the eight post I’ve written about living with depression. My problems became apparent to me late last summer, but I muddled along until just after the new year. I lost the ability to muddle rather dramatically one morning … Continue reading

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