Tag Archives: Transformation
Bike 2012-06-22

Don’t be afraid to lean in to it

I spent about five years, in my mid-forties, learning to race on a road bike. A key workout was the local pickup race every Tuesday night. These were intense sessions, where your heart rate was at redline for the better part of 90 minutes. It was exhilarating stuff. You’re riding in the middle of group […]
2012-06-11 Too much talking SS

Too much talking

About a month ago my son needed to have his first blood test.  Ooh, I thought to myself, here’s a chance to combine my fantastic mom- and doctoring- skills. I can do a great job preparing my son for this potentially stressful event. I described to him in kid-friendly terms the steps of having a […]
2012-06-05 magic happens2

Moving out of our comfort zone

In my first QReview post, I introduced myself using the “The Story of Self” and committed to following up with “The Story of Us” and “The Story of Now” as described in the Public Narrative Approach for community engagement and mobilization.  For me, it’s a perfect time to reflect and think about the “Story of […]
2012-05-25 Flow

Flow: The art and science of perfect health care

When I look back on my notes from last week’s tour of Autoliv, Virginia Mason, and Seattle Children’s Hospital, one word pops up repeatedly: Flow. In Lean, flow describes the perfect process we aspire to, where there is no waste and no wait. It is about “just-in-time” processing, delivery, or preparation. It is about having […]