Years Ago

H is for Hot Bath: living well, despite everything

This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question–How can a we live with problems?  A hot bath is good remedy for practically everything that might go wrong. Allow me to not get all medical-statistical about why it is good to frequently draw a pleasantly hot bath (not… Continue reading H is for Hot Bath: living well, despite everything

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D is for Dance: living well, despite everything

Dance springs from a natural desire to express ourselves, and through that expression, to connect socially with those around us, to celebrate, to sway, step, twirl and leap on our common ground. What happens to a toddler when music engages her? She hears and she instinctively moves her body rhythmically and expressively. She smiles at… Continue reading D is for Dance: living well, despite everything

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C is for CBT: living well, despite everything

This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question--How can a person live well despite problems?  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps people think healthier. Healthy thinking sets us free to live a good life in all circumstances and situations, no matter what problems we're facing. If you… Continue reading C is for CBT: living well, despite everything

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B is for Breath: living well, despite everything

This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question-- How can a person live well with an unsolvable, unfixable problem?  B is for Breath! Breath--the inspiration of oxygen and exhalation of toxins--performs marvelous healing work in the body and for the soul. Breathing is natural. Babies do it… Continue reading B is for Breath: living well, despite everything

Tracy Lee Karner
Years Ago

Choosing a doctor: inspect the merchandise

So, the doctor and I are chatting in the doctor's office. I'm here to check him or her out--to inspect the practice, to find out whether I'm comfortable with the way this doctor treats patients. (This is Part 3 of my series on "shopping for a doctor." If you're looking for part 1, click here.… Continue reading Choosing a doctor: inspect the merchandise

Tracy Lee Karner
Years Ago

Choosing a doctor: visit the shop

When I shop for a doctor, I dress for the occasion--it’s a job interview. I’m the interviewer, and I want the interviewee to want the job. I’m offering an opportunity to be my personal health care consultant. (This is part 2 of a 3-part blog on choosing a doctor. You can read part one by… Continue reading Choosing a doctor: visit the shop