Book Review: Narrative Medicine: The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process

“Narrative Medicine: The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process” by Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D., Published by Bear& Company ISBN 978-1-59143-065-0 Dr. Mehl-Madrona treats each of his patients as a unique individual with a history and a story rather than simply a diagnosis. As well as listening with compassion, he offers a traditional […]

Healing Through Self-Care

“Self-care is self-loving. It will heal you…” writes Sonia Choquette in Vitamins for the Soul. Recently, this has become my new occupation. I’m moving toward what feels good for my soul -investing in my healing so that I can live an authentic, vibrant and joyful life. It’s not as easy as it seems. With no […]


I should have known that I would be in for quite a ride when I let Judy into my bedroom. My dear friend, although she can be positively anal about her narrow definition of good taste, has good instincts when it comes to a functional, yet comely, home. She’s been on my case about getting […]

Dear, Body of Mine

Dear Body of Mine, I know it probably seems a little strange to be receiving your first letter from me considering we’ve had such a close relationship for the last 38 ½ years or so, but to tell the truth, it never occurred to me to write you before today. I’m sure you’re aware of what prompted me […]