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Exercise: Finding Clarity at Base Camp

Exercise: Finding Clarity at Base Camp

Sunday morning 9 am. My eyes are focused on the snow in my driveway as I step onto my treadmill that sits in my garage, my ears filled with the sounds of the song “Afterlife” by Switchfoot. I slowly move the treadmill from 4.0 to 6.0 mph – my feet move faster – my breathing begins to increase – and I focus….It was in this moment that I realized I’m beginning the ascent from base camp to my new summit.

Thanks to Love and a Conscientious Doctor Chuck Kelley Caught His Colon Cancer Early

Thanks to Love and a Conscientious Doctor Chuck Kelley Caught His Colon Cancer Early

When Chuck and Jo-Ellen Kelley were married 23 years ago, she told him that since she went for yearly medical checkups, she expected him to do the same. "After all," she says, "we promised that we'd grow old together and take care of each other."  Read more ...

Brain Injury Voices Wins a National Award. It's a Big, Big Deal.

Brain Injury Voices Wins a National Award. It's a Big, Big Deal.

Congratulations to Brain Injury Voices for being one of four hospital volunteer programs in the United States to win the prestigious HAVE Award (Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence). The national award is sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and will be presented on May 5 in Washington, DC during the AHA national conference. Read more ...

Convergence: engaging in the milieu

Convergence: engaging in the milieu

When I first met Francine Schrock, she had just finished creating a beautiful mural for a memory care facility in Portland. Her grandmother died of Alzheimer's, so the project had special meaning and she went on to paint more murals in other facilities. You can read about the first mural in my health and wellness blog Catching Health.

Funny Stories About Forgetting. It's Good to Laugh.

Funny Stories About Forgetting. It's Good to Laugh.

Recently, I wrote about a memory test you can take if you worried about forgetting things.

The topic must have struck a nerve, because it generated quite a few comments on social media.