How to Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen

How to Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen

Person-centered Care Means that Patients Count…A Lot Changes in today’s healthcare system call on patients and families to take more active roles in their own health and in the care they receive to maximize that health. “Person-centered” care is a...
Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day

Be Smart, Be Safe…and Celebrate! If you read the CDC page for Global Handwashing Day, it sounds a bit like a primer for preventing (so-called) third-world problems: “Global Handwashing Day is a way to support a global and local culture of handwashing with soap,...
Terrible Decision by Feds

Terrible Decision by Feds

New 2015 Dietary Guidelines Ignore Sustainability Kiss sustainability goodbye when it comes to the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines. According to a statement made on Tuesday, Oct 6, by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia...
Sustainability Starts With Us

Sustainability Starts With Us

Almost on a daily basis, a new study is released that triggers or confirms our worst fears about the state of our climate. Temperatures and sea levels are rising, ice caps and glaciers are melting, ocean currents and weather patterns are shifting. Weather-related...
Culture Counts!

Culture Counts!

Culture Counts! One of the top challenges for organizations around the world is culture and employee engagement. In fact, fully 87% of organizations cite culture and engagement as one of their top challenges, and 50 percent call the issue “very important.” Deloitte...
The Conversation I Hated to Have

The Conversation I Hated to Have

The Conversation I Hated to Have There was one conversation I hated, just absolutely hated to have with my dad when I was growing up. Can you guess which conversation? It’s wasn’t about cleaning my room, my skirt being too short, getting my hair out of my eyes,...
Discerning Between Science and Pseudo-science

Discerning Between Science and Pseudo-science

The Battle over Science “I’m scared!” This isn’t something you really want to hear from a world expert in children’s infectious disease. But that’s exactly what Paul A. Offit, MD, said in an op-ed piece in the New York Times this February. Who is Dr. Offit and why did...
Three Steps to Greater Empathy

Three Steps to Greater Empathy

Empathy is a Choice   Empathy is the ability to see problems from the perspective of another, to put ourselves in their shoes, and to extend ourselves to others. It is the difference between feeling ‘with’ someone and feeling ‘for’ someone (compassion). Empathy...
The Best Weight-loss Diet or Exercise Routines

The Best Weight-loss Diet or Exercise Routines

Is “The Best” Really Best? If you get the same results as I did Googling “best workout” or “best exercise,” you’ll get between 263 and 512 million results. Similarly, Google “best diet” or “best diet for weight loss” and you’ll also be in the hundreds of millions. For...