How to be well sustained in crisis

Those who know me well know I’m independent; I dislike leaning on others or owing anyone. I prefer to be the payer, the one making the introductions and the one creating opportunities. Whether it’s a job connection, teaching a new communication approach,...

Alice in Wonderland goes medical

…One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small… I feel a little like Alice in Wonderland. Only Wonderland isn’t wonderful. Some moments I feel large and in charge: making decisions; feeling well organized and on top of things; learning and...

Survival techniques

In the first 36 hours after Allyen, my husband, collapsed – during which time he was being artificially cooled and rewarmed – I talked with one of the doctors about what someone in an induced coma experiences. The doctor, who Allyen credits with his survival, told...