When Words Hurt! by Patricia Evans (Some take-homes for us in healthcare, don’ t you think?)


by Patricia Evans Since the first edition of my book, The Verbally Abusive Relationship, I have heard from thousands of people who said, “I knew something was wrong. I just didn’t know what.” More than 98% of these were women, although more men are coming forward each year who are suffering on-going verbal abuse from their female partners. It […]

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Proves “Boston Strong” as MIT Center for Extreme Bionics Replaces Leg & Gets Her Back on the Dance Floor! Watch….

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This is an inspiring video that culminates in a dance. A dance by a Boston marathon bomb victim who is a victim no more! She is Adriane Haslet-Davis dancing with a bionic leg made by MIT Media Lab, (dancing with her best friend’s regular dance partner, Christian Lightner).  A compelling story about human spirit, amazing technology, […]

How Elizabeth Scala’s ‘What do you want?’ Message Helped Create an Exciting Collaborative Opportunity!


I’ve been a practicing RN for over 25 years and have had way more than I would ever want of understaffed shifts and relentless pressure to do more with less.  After a while I think it is human nature to shut down to or resist change.  I understand this and to some extent a little […]

Curious to Learn Medical Improv? The 1st One at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine was Amazing! Check Out 2nd One at University of Washington School of Medicine this May!


Last June I attended the very first Medical Improv Train-the-Trainer conference in Chicago at the NUFSOM!  This four day conference included a small group of nurses, doctors, attorneys, social workers and actors who specialized in improvisation and standardized patients!  Here’s a review of the event!  Some of us had experience in Improv and others did […]