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June 29, 2019

Zen Proverb: “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”

Much has been written about the meaning of that Zen proverb. Today, I see the message as my reminder that all of life is lived only in the present moment. Enlightenment is not a destination, it is found in every “now.” It is constant practice in the simplicity of focu...

November 28, 2017

Beautiful, statuesque, almost-30-year-old Jessica Hanson is my most memorable person from the 2017 Planetree International Conference. She broke my heart with her story

October 31, 2017

When I was planning my speech content for the 2017 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care in Baltimore, I didn’t realize that the delivery was going to be a podcasted interview with Matt Cavallo, founder of the Patient Activation Network.

As I said in my previous blog post, the people I met at the conference were such gifts to me. Meeting Matt was one...

October 25, 2017

I spoke and exhibited at the 2017 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care in Baltimore on October 16th and 17th. I was excited and humbled to have an audience of medical professionals so interested in hearing my perspective. My topic, “Ten Things You Might Not Know About Special Needs Parents and Caregivers”, was prompted by experiences as Nora’s gran...

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