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Opening a NEW CHAPTER . . .

In the past I’ve made videos for this blog but they were pretty rehearsed – not off-the-cuff. Now I am trying something new . . . in preparation for a new blog/vlog that I am developing. Doing something more candid. … 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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4 Year Cardiac Arrest Anniversary . . .

Yesterday was the four year anniversary of my near fatal cardiac arrest. I took a day to reflect on all the good that’s happened since then. I reached out to friends and family who were there for me during that … Continue reading

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READING A Transplant Surgeon’s Journal . . .

It’s not often that you read or learn something that brings you a completely new perspective. I am reading a book called, “Breathless: A Transplant Surgeon’s Journal – A Tribute to the World’s First Successful Lung Transplants” by physician, Thomas … Continue reading

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Vlog to kick of 2015!! (And my WISH . . .)

Happy New Year, everyone!! Thanks for your continued support.  Below is a video post to start 2015 off . . . http://youtu.be/KpPOekiHafs Here’s to 2015 being an amazing year for all of us. Best, Karen Nicole 🙂

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Kingston General Hospital CEO (Leslee Thompson) Graciously cites my MESSAGE in essay . . .

Wanted to thank Leslee Thompson, the CEO of Kingston General Hospital, for citing me in an essay she co-wrote about patient engagement in healthcare ,for the December issue of Longwoods.com. Leslee co-authored the essay with Hugh McLeod, (CEO, Canadian Patient … Continue reading

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