Offering Kindness

Somebody’s Work

Somebody’s Work

As you might imagine, my notions of work and purpose changed radically when I retired prematurely due to ALS. I had spent my adult life describing my work as a vocation, because I derived a deep purpose from my role as a nurse and as a pediatrician. I experienced a...

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Resilience and Ingenuity

Resilience and Ingenuity

This morning I made William laugh using eyegaze.  This is very good news. My ability to be understood these days, even by those closest to me, is dicey at best. The weakened muscles of my face and mouth limit comprehensible articulation, and weakened breathing limits...

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Growing Through Adversity: Adaptability

Growing Through Adversity: Adaptability

In a post titled Seeking Wisdom: Purpose and the TurboCharged Life, published in February, I introduced the ALS-TLS. The “TLS”, or turbocharged living scale, is a 12-item questionnaire meant to track personal growth, or flourishing in people affected by ALS (available...

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Somebody’s Work

Somebody’s Work

As you might imagine, my notions of work and purpose changed radically when I retired prematurely due to ALS. I had spent my adult life describing my work as a vocation, because I derived a deep purpose from my role as a nurse and as a pediatrician. I experienced a...

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