Photo Friday: Signs of Regret (of the Dying), Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Signs of Regret (of the Dying), Washington, DC USA

Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom. “When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently,” she says, “common themes surfaced again and again.” She recorded their dying epiphanies in a book, Five Regrets of the Dying.

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Photo Friday: Lafayette Square, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Lafayette Square, Washington, DC USA

Lafayette Square, the site of everything from made-up cocaine purchases to strolls on the way to the future, is this week’s photo. Part of the series below. Enjoy. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Newest Addition to Health Care - Safe Bathrooms

Photo Friday: Newest Addition to Health Care – Safe Bathrooms

When I had the opportunity to shadow family physician Michelle Quiogue, MD (@DrMicheQ) at Kaiser Permanente Kern County recently, I spied this, the first time I have seen the new all gender signage standards in the wild. Prior to this day, I had seen them in the signage standards guide but never in real life.

It was a great an unexpected moment – in Bakersfield, California. Great, almost moving, because I know the feeling of finally being “seen” after being invisible in society – any member of a vulnerable or underrepresented group knows this feeling.
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I am a KP member. I am a trans woman. I am a designer. How can I help?

I am a KP member. I am a trans woman. I am a designer. How can I help?

Yesterday was the coming out, as it could be called, for the KP Lantern project, which you can read more about in this blog. The photo above is from a presentation given to the Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN) about KP Lantern.

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Photos of, and on the way to, Washington, DC USA #womensmarch

Photos of, and on the way to, Washington, DC USA #womensmarch

If you peruse this blog or you know me, you know that I am always working to be an ally. If I have learned anything, it is to create a platform for others to lead, and then get out of the way.

Thank you to Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) for entertaining my suggestion to create a platform for the leaders coming home to Washington, DC USA with me.

Additional photos from Washington, DC are below as well.

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Photo Friday: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, Dallas TX, USA

Photo Friday: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, Dallas TX, USA

I am catching up on photographs taken at the end of 2016….

I happened to find myself in Dallas, Texas and took this on of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, just off of Dealey Plaza.

The JFK Memorial was the first memorial by famed American architect and Kennedy family friend, Philip Johnson. The monument was approved by Jacqueline Kennedy herself. Johnson called it “a place of quiet refuge, an enclosed place of thought and contemplation separated from the city around, but near the sky and earth.” – Wikipedia

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Photos Friday: Thanks for Publishing My Photos in: Logan Circle, A Tale of Two Eras, Washington, DC USA

Photos Friday: Thanks for Publishing My Photos in: Logan Circle, A Tale of Two Eras, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph is from a collection that’s published in this post on Washington, DC’s Urban Turf (@UrbanTurf_DC) blog: Logan Circle: A Tale of Two Eras.

It’s a great story about the renaissance of a part of our nation’s capital that was destroyed multiple times, neglected, and now experiencing a renaissance. It’s the neighborhood I am a part of and is integrated with dozens of artifacts of the work of great people who led in a world that didn’t them to (actually, the world didn’t want them to exist, much less lead).
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