From the monthly archives: November 2018

Reflections on Empathy

On November 29, 2018 By

The word “empathy” came to me through diverse situations and sparked my enthusiasm to share a few thoughts on the topic in the context of a “Life Lived Forward.”

Empathy is a broad concept that refers to the cognitive and emotional reactions of an individual to the observed, wide range of experiences of another.  Emotion […]

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Most seniors rely on Medicare to provide their health insurance coverage. In 2015, 16.3 percent of all people in the United States were covered by Medicare1. That number continues to grow as our population ages.

Medicare does not cover everything. Medicare is divided into three parts: Part A, Part B, and Part D. In general […]

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Holiday Dining

On November 20, 2018 By

Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it comes the opportunity to spend meaningful time with family and friends, to sit down and share a meal together – something that we may not do as often as we’d like given the hustle and bustle of our busy world. It gives us a chance to enjoy a […]

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“In bocca al lupo…”

While running a marathon, my legs are my friends. My core and bottom, however, become my screaming enemies at mile 20. The crowd cheers, “you’re almost there!” but, let’s be honest, six miles is a long way from almost. I am “in bocca al lupo,” which translates to “in the mouth of […]

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Frozen. But not in the way you would think.

He’s a born and bred Winnipeg boy so the fact that the mountainside was a brisk zero degrees Celsius, or thirty two degrees Fahrenheit, had little to do with the fact that he could not move. He had pushed just a tad bit too far in search […]

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It may rhyme with the 80’s rock band AC/DC but the only thing air conditioning and Parkinson’s has in common with the band is that they both can make me shake all over.

I was about to take the stage in front of 200 or so healthcare leaders and I was quite uncertain that I […]

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A Futurist in Sicily

On November 9, 2018 By

I’m spending my summer writing in the farm country of Sicily, a place that usually seems very far from the future. It’s the land where ancient Greek myths lurk in the landscape and the local language, still widely spoken in lieu of Italian, is the oldest in Europe.

The other day I was talking to […]

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Research increasingly suggests purpose in life is one of the core components of well-being.

Unlocking and pursuing a sense of purpose in life can have powerful beneficial effects on both our brain and our body.

Purpose is defined as “having a clear reason to get up in the morning” and deriving meaning from daily experiences.


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