bb Unlocking Us: Comparative Suffering, the 50/50 Myth, and Settling the Ball (24min) We have collectively hit weary. This is especially true for the brave folks on the front lines of this pandemic and for the people who love and support them. And, it’s also true for all of us. In this episode, Brene Brown talks about strategies for falling apart, staying connected + kind, and giving ourselves permission to feel hard things.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoApril 13, 2020Topics: / / / / Keywords:
tal-image This American Life: The Test The coronavirus has now fully arrived in the United States. This week, stories of people trying to rise to that challenge, in some pretty extreme situations.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinApril 7, 2020Topics: / / / / / / /
new-york-times-logo-270x270 It’s a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood, and That’s O.K. - (aka why we do reflective practice) Fred Rogers’s belief that we should validate emotions, not suppress them, is wisdom for all ages. This is why we do a course on Reflective Practice. We have feelings - and it turns out, it's ok.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 30, 2019Topics: / / /
The Lens of Genetic Disease This is a poignant blog written by a mom with a daughter diagnosed with Batten disease. The incredible part is that her daughter and another of the girls mentioned in the blog were treated with a rapid gene- therapy and may be cured of their disease. This is a reflection on that journey, the hope, and the worry.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 13, 2019Topics: /
I'll Get That Checked Out Soon In busy professional lives, and in an area where burnout is a hot-button item, our lack of self-care can lead to health care practitioners not really practicing what they preach. The consequences can be fatal.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoSeptember 10, 2019Topics: / / Keywords: / /
Atlantic The Weight I Carry (10min read) The author shares an inside look on how he feels about the weight he carries, from the worry he has riding the subway to the way he plans which restaurants will have the right combination of tables and booths to seat him. He talks about what makes him eat and what makes him want to lose weight. It's gripping and honest. Worthwhile read.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMarch 24, 2019Topics: / Keywords: /
New York Times Helping patients face death, she fought to live A palliative care doctor, faced with extensive metastatic cancer, grappled with what she recommended for patients and what she wanted for herself - which was treatment and cure, at all cost.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 5, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / / / /
The New Yorker Letting go What should medicine do when it can't save you? Dr. Atul Gawande examines the way doctors try to approach death and dying - sometimes well, often inadequately.
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New York Times How long have I got left? A young neurosurgeon describes his struggle with living and dying, in the framework of incurable cancer.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 5, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / / / /