Photo Friday: Reminder about the future - it arrived

Photo Friday: Reminder about the future – it arrived

When I started medical school, I didn’t meet or know many doctors who were capable or interested in taking care of all of me because of my identity, much less as leaders in making this the norm in health care. This is because doctors like that would be denied access to medical education based on their own identity.

In 2016, there are doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, public health professionals who are capable, interested, and leading in taking care of all of a person, as their authentic self. From around the world. Continue reading→

Advance Directive Friday: Engage with Grace and my adult checklist

Advance Directive Friday: Engage with Grace and my adult checklist

“If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” – Steve Jobs

I have found that sometimes people don’t want to engage in the conversations that go along with these, which I respect. However, I want to control my death destiny as much as I want to control my life destiny, which is why this process and these documents help. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: The Best-Designed All Gender Restroom I Have Been In

Photo Friday: The Best-Designed All Gender Restroom I Have Been In

I am sure that most people who visit the beautiful Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco building spend time taking photos of the exterior and interior architecture. I spent time taking photos of the bathroom, which was the most unexpected surprise of the building’s experience – a clearly and deliberately designed all gender restroom.

What’s great about it?

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Photo Friday: Where We Came From: Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing

Photo Friday: Where We Came From: Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing

On a semi-recent trip to The Garfield Innovation Center (@KPGarfield), I asked Marilyn Chow, RN, PhD, FAAN Vice President, National Patient Care Services (@InnovationChow) about the nurses who were pictured on the walls of the Center and whose names adorned the innovation spaces. She said I could actually meet them, and so, we had lunch.

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Photo Friday: Health is not a Typology - Design and Health Leadership Group of the American Institute of Architects

Photo Friday: Health is not a Typology – Design and Health Leadership Group of the American Institute of Architects

Typology (in urban planning and architecture) is the taxonomic classification of (usually physical) characteristics commonly found in buildings and urban places, according to their association with different categories, such as intensity of development (from natural or rural to highly urban), degrees of formality, and school of thought (for example, modernist or traditional). Individual characteristics form patterns. Patterns relate elements hierarchically across physical scales (from small details to large systems). – via Wikipedia

Get it? Maybe, maybe not, these quotes add some clarity:
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Photo Friday: Where Did Traffic Engineering Come From?

Photo Friday: Where Did Traffic Engineering Come From?

Thanks to a great walking salon up historic 16th Street, NW in Washington, DC, I found out that traffic engineering came from a group of passionate people – some who didn’t even own cars – with influence from agriculture, public works, and a bunch of other places.

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Photo Friday: Yes I am Glad

Photo Friday: Yes I am Glad

“Are you glad you came?” – Karen Kendra Holmes

Yes I am glad.

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