Why Would You Ever Want To Be A Project Manager?!

Often Projects Are Already In Trouble

There I waited at my customer’s desk while he ran late from a prior meeting. Tacked to his cubicle wall was a letter from his company’s legal department to mine. It declared a breach of contract. It demanded repairs, including assignment of a full-time professional project manager. What A Way To Get A Promotion! I […]

Easy, Homemade Meals With Healthy, Organic Ingredients Every Week

Easy homemade meals with lots of fresh veggies.

Read This Post If: You are trying to eat healthier and cook homemade meals more often. You’re overwhelmed with the process of meal planning, shopping, and cooking fresh multiple times a week. Shopping and cooking homemade meals for two is difficult or wasteful due to typical store-size quantities. You’re looking for a shared, creative, productive, […]

17 Ways You Can Be A Smarter Medical Consumer

You Are Your Best Advocate. To The Businesses, You're Revenues.

Be A Smart Medical Consumer

As an athlete and a patient with chronic conditions (see here and here), I have seen facets of the insurance/medical establishment I hope the average medical consumer hasn’t yet had the opportunity to learn. I bring formal training and an entire career in managing and growing businesses. As a result of these experiences, I’m a smarter […]

My Autoimmune Diagnosis – A Dark Comedy. Part 4

My Doctors Said There's No Point Trying To Improve My Condition; I Got Second Opinions

Test tube with blood for Thyroid test.

This story is continued from here. Keep Coming Back… My endocrinologist said she expected me to continue to see her or another doctor ongoing. I told her I’d received a referral to someone who specializes in this area. She asked who, I told her, and her immediate response was that’s the only doctor she’d allow […]

My Autoimmune Diagnosis – A Dark Comedy. Part 2

The Truth May Not Set You Free Immediately.

Just a simple injection in the thigh.

This is part 2 of a series. Part 1 is here. Score! Fast forward to the endocrinologist: palpation of my neck, ultrasound, blood test. At my second appointment with her, the endocrinologist seemed thrilled, elated, even a little giddy. I recalled the young doctors on TV who fight for the opportunity to make a new diagnosis […]

Have You Self-Administered B12 Injections? Me Neither.

My Autoimmune Diagnosis - A Dark Comedy. Part 3

My Plan B is Just Another Way to Make My Plan A Work

This article is part 3 of a series. Part 2 is here. Part 1 is here. Pants Down To My Knees In A Closet There I am with my pants down to my knees, a syringe in one hand, antiseptic swab in the other, and this strange guy sitting in front of me, casually acting like […]

My Autoimmune Diagnosis – A Dark Comedy. Part 1.

Will You Be Defined By A Limited Perspective, Or One Of Possibility?

Do You Have An Autoimmune Disease?!

When I received my autoimmune diagnosis several years ago, it was like a satire of poor bedside manner where I, as the patient, was the butt of the joke in a system designed so patients have limited access to information, little or no leverage, no advocate, and all the risks and expenses of their situation. I’ve seen […]

Adventure On Two Wheels

8 Things To Do To Start

Lori and Dylan ride tandem on their purple Santana Arriva

As I sat down to write this post, I’ve enjoyed reflecting on my life with bicycles. What a long, strange, trip it’s been! The Dark Ages I was sedentary for 25 years through and beyond college, other than brief stints to the gym. I was overweight, and I was never going to run a marathon or […]

I’m A Chronic. Are You?

Everyone's Doing It; We Don't Have To. 15 Things To Do.

You Can Manage Your Health And Costs

I’ve written, in another post, that it’s every doctor’s and health insurer’s business dream for every human to be a patient with a chronic condition, who demands ongoing, regular medical care, and who willingly delivers a meaningful proportion of his/her income to receive this care. In fact, last week (April 17, 2017), for the first […]

4 Things You Can Do To Create A Great Day, Every Time

A Brief Tale Of Two Mornings

Dread is a created condition. You can just as easily create a mindset of aliveness.

I woke at 6:30 am yesterday morning, but it was cold, so I stayed in bed. I dozed, thinking about the many things I need to do, and the concerns that remain unfulfilled in my life. By 9:45, I was out of bed, the result of a bladder so full I could no longer ignore […]