Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dr. Victoria Sweet

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---Dr. Sweet was my doctor on D3 for awhile. We hit it off very well. She has invited me to one of her book launching party's. I'm very honored to be going. I heard her being interviewed on KQED-FM this morning. It is funny how she mentioned a nun from the 12th century, Hildegard of Bingen, who was a healer...talking of getting people back to their natural state of healing. She felt that people, like plants, have an innate ability to heal themselves. She called this state greening.
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KQED-FM Michael Krasny

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Teachers Are Gardeners


---This was filmed for a Master's Degree Program. It fits in with Sir Ken's and Dr. Bill's metaphor of teaching and gardening. It brings to mind the Jerzy Kozinski book called Being There, Peter Sellers was Chance the Gardener in the movie. He compared life to a garden...and was considered a genius in the process.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Divergent Thinking


---A very poignant talk. In my experience at the hospital, we ALL [residents/staff] seem very good at Catastrophizing. We think of the worst possible outcome and go with that. It often times comes true and justifies a certain complacency that creates the mindset - they are out to get me, no one cares what I think and/or they feel that their job will be in jeopardy if they speakout - even when it is known that what they are supporting is wrong,  This holds true for most of us when we realize how willing we are to believe most of the gossip and rumor that we hear. We are so quick to tear someone or something down when support is needed.

---We ALL must realize that the ''catastrophized'' answer may exist, but going with it as a foregone conclusion makes it a self-fulfilling prophecy. Think a bit longer and find a better answer or solution and GO WITH THAT, INSTEAD. Work toward making THIS be the truer answer to the question. Don't be so quick to jump on the bandwagon of someones or somethings possible negative outcome and champion it as true, even before it is. Think positively about people and places instead of immediately thinking something will go wrong - always.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sir Ken Robinson - Defining Creativity


---Dr. Robinson speaks on creativity as being ''putting imagination to work..'' He speaks on being relevant, also. ''You wouldn't compare a 5 year old's drawing to the Sistene Chapel.''

----I, personally, see a mix of what Dr. Bill Thomas says and what Sir Ken Robinson saye as being a recipe to work towards a cure to the prominent ills of our society. I firmly believe that we have to educate folks properly to NOT take everything so personally where they feel a need to save face nearly all-the-time. This is all geared to make stronger individuals that automatically improve the process of getting older...instead of somehow being a third wheel to our society.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Ken Robinson Hammer Lecture - Clip 1


---I think that many patients at the hospital are victims of a faulty educational system and have much more ability than they have been given credit. I think we have to begin seeing others for what they may have. Many of the residents have never been given half-a-chance in my estimation. That, probably, would apply to many of the line staff, also.

---I really enjoy Sir Ken Robinson. I hope that you find his pov worthwhile. I hope you see how this all fits with a new way of thinking of the situation at the hospital..

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Green House Nursing Home Alternative


---Some very good things are said in this video. See how important that creativity is in each video.

Tell us a story


---A wonderful suggestion.