August 26, 2021
The calm of a deep breath, the taste of water, the sound of a chuckle, an old memory, the aroma of coffee—you could consider them ordinary or special. The ordinary or special label is a matter of perspective. Deep breath may be just a thought away for you, but it is truly special for someone with chronic lung disease; a warm hug is easy to come by for an elementary school teacher (though not so easy the past few months) but could be a delicacy for a lonely senior.READ MORE
August 19, 2021
A few times a week, you generate wind at the speed of 30 to 40 miles per hour—in a sneeze. Your tongue elevates, your palate lowers, your mouth partially closes, and your diaphragm contracts—all to get rid of the irritant in your nose. If you are lucky, you hear someone say, “Bless you.” Why do we bless the sneezes?READ MORE
August 12, 2021
Dear friend,On a quiet foggy evening, I was sitting alone in a room feeling a little down. “How do I cheer myself,” I asked? First, I headed to the refrigerator. I wasn’t hungry, but that ice cream sure looked inviting. It bought me three minutes of happiness, but soon guilt followed. A quick 400 calories later, I was unhappy again. Next, I tried to forget myself watching a...READ MORE
August 5, 2021
Dear friend,I often ask colleagues, students, and friends to share a story of their personal role model of resilience. “My Mom,” a colleague said. “She lost my Dad at age 42. But I never saw her complain. She raised....READ MORE
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