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Patient Advocacy: The ugly reality of organizational and individual bullies

“The wisdom of this culture comes from the sick people in this culture not the rich people.” Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen in conversation with Krista Tippet from the podcast OnBeing. No easy words come when a person you’ve been close to, even virtually, enters hospice, or worse, receives the news that medicine has no more

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The Final Cut

Did you take enough from meWith the deftness of a surgeon? Were my borders clean and neat Or does my destiny include A shorter life of restless false religion?I once built walls and set my boundaries so neat.Now with a deadly diagnosis It’s difficult to seewhere I start and when I’ll end.Was my decision taken

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Soul Spelunking: my inner journey after a terminal cancer diagnosis (take II)

Soul Spelunking: taking time out to go on excursions of self discovery, reading the signs written on the cave walls, and finding our way underneath the surface level to healing the very deepest of wounds. Let’s face it, no one gets out of this life alive. Or unscathed. Maybe some lucky people had amazing childhoods.

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