The Psychological Abuse of Propaganda

In 2020, reading the news has often felt stressful and intense. The events themselves are troubling, but there is an added layer of distress when the truth we observe is contradicted by official reports from authority figures. This is not imaginary-- it’s a result of psychological manipulation used to advance political agendas. It also suggests,... Continue Reading →

Remember Who the Real Enemy Is

In what feels increasingly like a dystopia, a line from The Hunger Games seems like a fitting place to start. Right now, there is a wave of protest spreading deep and wide. It is astounding. All kinds of people, from those on the perpetual protest circuit to those who’ve never been engaged in anything more... Continue Reading →

The golden rule is wrong. Fight me.

As a healthcare provider and educator, equity is a top priority for me. I try to consider the differential impact of every decision I make on different people with different needs. I know I don’t always do this perfectly and I am always learning. It helps to observe others a lot and develop some basic... Continue Reading →

We need an adult. . .

Part of my role as a nurse is to model healthy behaviors and choices. I eat a whole foods, plant-based diet. I am physically active every day. I keep boundaries around my work life. I don’t take antibiotics when I have a cold. I wash my hands in the room so the patient sees me... Continue Reading →

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