Tag Archives: Dave deBronkart

LAUGHTER MEDICINE . . .

Sometimes we are just guided towards doing the right things. A lot of times when I’m on the dialysis machine I will watch stand-up comedy shows. They are longer videos – to help pass time . . . and I … Continue reading

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Open Letter to my Diseases . . .

Dear Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Anemia and friends . . . We’re cool, ultimately. Not because I am happy to live with you all but because I had to make peace with you, since we met (in my teenage … Continue reading

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Messages from a Powerful Interview with e-Patient Dave . . .

Our attention span for watching videos has changed – it’s very low these days. So for me to suggest you watch a video over 30 minutes long . . . you know there has to be some real value here. … Continue reading

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http://www.karennicolesmith.wordpress.com/about/ On a new adventure! Completing an on-line “Speakers Academy” created by e-Patient Dave. (I’ve mentioned him before recently but I will refresh your memory.) e-Patient Dave (Dave deBronkart) is a cancer-survivor turned keynote speaker and author. e-Patient Dave’s message … Continue reading

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Seek your Teachers . . .

Earlier this week I had a meeting with a staff member at Kingston General Hospital. This is one of the two hospitals that take care of me. It’s the hospital where I volunteer as a Patient Experience Advisor. I decided … Continue reading

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