Field Notes from Fifty-Five Fruit Street #6.  Context Dependent

Field Notes from Fifty-Five Fruit Street #6. Context Dependent

In our family’s work, each of us is involved with team building and creating unified efforts with articulated goals across our chosen areas of expertise — medicine and healing, the arts, technology, and sports. One thing we all appreciate is that most everything in...

Field Notes from Fifty-Five Fruit Street #5. Shower

Field Notes from Fifty-Five Fruit Street #5. Shower

In 1986 when Paul and I honeymoon in the North Cascades, neither of us is an experienced backpacker. On one leg of our journey, we arrive at Nancy Lake, at the far end of Lake Chelan at an exquisite campground along the water. After being in the woods and carrying...

#3  Field Notes From Fifty-Five Fruit Street: Introducing RALPH

#3 Field Notes From Fifty-Five Fruit Street: Introducing RALPH

The biggest challenge about living at a hospital for a month or so is the head game. For me it’s about creating routine, being kind to everyone, getting exercise, doing “normal” things, being creative, and staying in the moment. Many of you know I love to dance. So...

#2 FieldNotes from Fifty-Five Fruit Street.  Let’s Eat!

#2 FieldNotes from Fifty-Five Fruit Street. Let’s Eat!

I could write a whole piece on hospital food and snacks. On the lack of taste or the overly salted, or the ultra-processed snack options and chronic-disease-causing vittles. But I’d rather focus on another part: the long menu of a la carte meal options, the cooks...

Campfires of Hope Podcast Interview

Campfires of Hope Podcast Interview

While going through cancer care can be a real bummer, there are all kinds of cool activities, groups, and adventures for cancer patients, survivors, those living with cancer and care givers. As the ranks of those whose lives are touched by cancer grows, so too do...

Ozempic vs Berberine

Ozempic vs Berberine

I was interviewed for this piece in the Washington Post—which compares one of my beloved botanical medicines, berberine, to Ozempic.  You can see some of my thoughts below. #naturopathic #thriver #diabetes #weightloss #berberine

Refreshing Summer Bean Salad

Refreshing Summer Bean Salad

Refreshing Summer Bean Salad If you’re in a rush, this one is quick! You'll need: 2 cans of beans of your choice, I love cannellini beans, black or red beans; alternately, 2 cups of cooked beans you have on hand, drained ½ red or white onion minced I carrot cut into...

Making Big Change Happen

Making Big Change Happen

Here’s a distillation of a conversation I had with Wanda Wallace PhD, Managing Partner of Leadership Forum on Making Big Change Happen. Thank you Dr. Wallace for having me, and for this spot-on synopsis!  #dreamscometrue #bethechange #naturopathic #thriver #MSND...