I was introduced to Dr. Abraham Verghese through a couple different venues, but interestingly all at about the same time. Last night, nursing a nasty headache, I put on his TEDMED talk from last year that looks at language and medicine. I found it utterly compelling, and if you click through, I’ve embedded it here. […]

I hope everyone celebrating holidays over the weekend got their fill of friends, family and food. We certainly did–it was nonstop eating from Friday after work until last night. Thankfully there was a trail run Sunday to break up the feeding frenzy. Pretty quiet around our parts, happily, so while I tried to spend my […]

The Price of Shame

March 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

“Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop…Online, we have a compassion deficit, an empathy crisis…” This one is a must-watch.

I am late in getting this posted–usually I have these ready to go 1st thing in the morning or even the night before. But my day got away from me, and then I had the opportunity to spend the evening dining with most cherished friends, so apologies to those of you who went searching for this […]

The Hunting Ground

February 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Perhaps you’ve already seen the trailer for The Hunting Ground, which is released today. I’m looking forward to seeing it. I am conflicted about the film makers previous work, but it certainly doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm for seeing this one.

For your viewing pleasure: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris talks about childhood trauma and its impact on health…There’s a lot to talk about here.  

On Leadership

February 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Over at ReachMD they have a podcast I plan on listening to tonight while I’m hanging out in the Anchorage airport: Can Medical Leadership Be Taught? I read a lot about leadership–I’m fascinated by the topic and I think that there’s much to be learned by others’ experiences, and by studying the myriad ways in which […]

Failure (x 2)

January 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

I believe in failure in the same way I believe in reading research, being early and drinking jasmine pearl tea every morning. I don’t think success is possible without failure. There’s no way to have huge success without also having huge failure along the way. I was having trouble sleeping the other night, so I […]

This weekend was not a play weekend. On the contrary, having a new gig, with older work still in the queue means nights and weekends are work time for now. Not complaining–it just is. And also, perhaps, the reason this column may be a bit short this week. Still, I did manage to read a […]

I was perusing my blog reader this morning at the uncivilized hour of 4am (because my internal alarm clock is always on east coast time), catching up on some reading since I haven’t had a whole lot of down time this week. And I came across a blog post featuring a video based on a […]

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