Yearning for Normal: time to make some changes.

“It was a time when the unthinkable became the thinkable and the impossible really happened.” ― Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things Yearning for Normal was the title of my first book, the story of raising a son with 22q.11 Deletion Syndrome.  An invisible missing fragment of DNA disrupted every aspect of our son’s life physically, mentally, and spiritually.  It also […]

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Hanging up my stethoscope

Hanging up my stethoscope feels like losing a limb. I’ve been a nurse, a nurse practitioner, and a nursing instructor for all of my adult life. Over the years I have listened to thousands of patient’s stories, listened to their hearts, their blood vessels, their bowels, and their lungs. I have touched patients, held their hands, hugged them, made them […]

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Prepare to meet your maker

Crisis This Covid-19 crisis moment will go down in history books. Life on this earth is changing before our eyes. An invisible virus brought our world to a standstill. We hide from the virus as it hides from us. In Chinese, the word for crisis consists of 2 characters.  The first character means danger, the second character means opportunity. This time […]

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