We all have something to say, and all our voices count. We don’t express ourselves in the same way because our voices are different. However, we need to know that we’re heard. It’s important that the listening is focused, caring and without judgement. These are simple concepts, but on International Stuttering Awareness Day they take […]
It's October, so we set out to observe fests, festivities and festivals around the globe. It's also a fine month for quieter holidays that deserve remembrance.
Why does Chris get all the credit? Leif was ahead of him by almost 500 years. Still, most people assume that Christopher Columbus discovered America. Mention Leif Erikson, and you might get a puzzled stare. The truth is that neither man ever set foot on the shores of the United States, but at least Leif […]
An unsteady ladder leads to a fall and a broken arm. The drive to the hospital ends with a cast and a promise to be more careful. When our bodies are hurt or sick, the cause is identified, and the treatment helps us mend. This is not so easily the case with our minds. The […]
As today’s health care system grows more complex, it’s easy to feel very overwhelmed by the process. From clinic visits to hospital stays, we see and are seen by more professionals than we can count or remember. Concern about the outcome of a diagnosis can be as unsettling as worries about extended treatment. We have […]
They’re the first ones who make us feel as though the earth really is back under our feet. They move quickly, and their actions seem familiar and frightening at the same time. Even when we know there are no guarantees, we want assurance that everything will be fine. Their calm professionalism gives us hope. Emergency […]