A passion project and a paradigm - I launched Dear Diagnosis in January of 2018 in hopes of inspiring the use of narrative medicine for individual health and wellness, community enrichment, and (ultimately) informed care.
As the project's Creative Director and Blog Manager, I'm delighted to share that we have more than 100 letters written anonymously to the diagnostic labels, named deficits, identified difficulties, and supposed problems that plague us to date! For more on this dynamic project, please visit www.DearDiagnosis.com.
The DiabetesSangha is a community-driven effort to make contemplative practices (like modern "mindfulness" and other forms of meditation) accessible and relevant to people affected by Type One Diabetes.
As a guest facilitator, content developer, and former member of the leadership team, it is my privilege and intent to offer sound resources and a compassionate space for mind-body education and experiential practice amongst T1D peers, partners and caregivers. For more on this and relevant resources, including a Zoom link for impromptu participation in any of our weekly offerings: www.DiabetesSangha.com.
Honored to partner with The Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio, who supports my ongoing education and capacity for public education in nonviolent communication - as was originally taught by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg; my work and practice is largely inspired by the modernized, trauma-informed teachings of champions like Oren Jay Sofer, Roxy Manning and Sarah Peyton.
As a contract employee with occasional grant funding, look for workshops, series classes and practice group opportunities in tandem with CCCO's small but mighty team on my social media pages or at www.speakingpeace.org; or get a taste for a compassionate communication practice by joining me during the monthly Empathic Exchange offered in partnership with DiabetesSangha on the last Sunday of each month.