Saturday, April 29, 2017


A Patient's Tenets

---1. The idea that to get anything that you really need, one has to begin the process by giving it. This is essentially the Golden Rule. Whatever behavior that you want shown to you usually begins with you showing that behavior to others. Whether it be hate, love, respect, disrespect, etc., if you want others to treat you kindly then it behooves you to treat others kindly. (Biggest mistake is waiting to be treated the way you want...first.)

---2. Another thing that the patient needs to enjoy living is to be heard and to be taken seriously. Folks must learn how to listen to the resident/patient. They must learn to hear what the resident/patient says. Then he must take him/her seriously. Both are very important and makes a big difference to those who experience this. When this happens for the patient, and he is assured that this has taken place, it frees him to NOT worry about being heard or taken seriously. He will begin to experience more quality in his/her life. His level of enjoyment will skyrocket. Everything will look up. He/she will know himself in a much deeper way, through this process.

---3. Learning that through the power of YET…one can learn and grow beyond what he/she may have originally thought. One may go from a FIXED MINDSET to a GROWTH MINDSET more easily when one is convinced it may happen. With the knowing of the power of YET, things that aren’t known YET, can now be learned. It is NOW known, through scientific study, that all folks can improve and grow. Understanding effort is the key!

This is a DRAFT and may be added to at anytime... 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

God's Hotel by Dr. Victoria Sweet

NY Times Book Review

Here are some things I found online

Friday, April 14, 2017


---According to ALL the literature…it ALL points to one thing, ‘’the happier the resident, the better his physical body responds to getting better.’’ Some doctors are even linking that what is wrong with the patient, can be found to have its roots in the psyche. Clearing up the root cause of the unhappiness usually unblocks the cause for the illness. What is wrong in the thinking can be affecting the body in a negative way and be responsible for the condition it’s in. We see that the way a person thinks has much to do with the way he feels.

---This ALL translates into a ‘’happy patient results in a better recovery.’’ We have on the other-side…a more negative response to life making it more difficult to recover. Misery loves company.

---Thinking positive thoughts and the positive affect they have on the body has been known for a very longtime. Confucius even had a quote along those lines thousands of years ago.

---It is important to tell the truth to yourself. The benefits are well worth it. Sometimes the thoughts that we have are pretty negative. That is why it is good to have someone to talk to…to get things off of our chests. We can have two negative people get together at times and realize that the ‘’bond’’ they have created can be very positive. Two negatives can make a positive - and this works in human behavior, also.

---Keep your thoughts positive and you do yourself a favor. If you listen to your body or other nay sayers you may be dragged into the swamps of how your body feels. Honestly...think good thoughts and of good times and you will be doing yourself a world of good. Take Care.

---I would, also, like to add that this applies to a more rapid turnover at the hospital, itself. If folks are made well, sooner...they are more ready to move on to their next step in life (whatever that may be.) Above published 2/2013.

Patient Happiness (update)
written 4/1/17

---Happiness is still the attitude we hope for a patient. The happier that he or she is plays in a big way in favor of healing. If he or she is very receptive + accepting of the whole getting well process…then the whole hospital stay will undoubtedly go smoother.

---As we have stated in the past it is essential for the patient to feel that he has been heard and has been taken seriously in his life. Though this situation is something that applies to all of us…this has direct ramifications to the under served population. It seems that people are Laguna Honda patients directy depending on how much they have been heard or taken seriously in there life. Through lack of encouragement at proper times or being given the respect deserved and needed by all children there seems a certain amount of folks that appear as lost souls (never having been heard or taken seriously.) Achievement and accomplishment tends to be low. They spend a lot of time trying not to come across as dysfunctional as they feel sometimes. They find they easily get addicted to or use things to excess that end up being detrimental to there the long run. 


---It, also, has been made clear to me that the benefits of having a GROWTH MINDSET is far and away better than the FIXED MINDSET many of the under served population contend with. One realizes that there is more to life than being a couch potato. They are NOT shown much of anything, but are supposed to have the correct answers, anyway. There is more going on than just worrying if someone will find out how much you know. You will learn how to learn and, actually, know things. One feels part of things as opposed to feeling excluded from things. One has joined the land of the living again. One has a brand new outlook on life and living. Be Well.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017



---The NUTSHELL VERSION of SLOW MEDICINE as written about by Dr. Victoria Sweet (God's Hotel) seems to be to allow the viriditas (much of the discovery is attributed to Hildegard of Bingen, who was a doctor and nun of the twelfth century) to do its’ work (If you will) unopposed.  To me it is much the same as ‘’things will heal if we let them’’ - we cut our finger and it heals over time. Could you imagine what life would be like if it didn't?

Terry Becker Story

---What Dr. Carol Dweck has done is apply this same concept to learning. Through the power of yet…we have, (if you will) the finger that is cut, and (through the work of the viriditas) will heal if allowed. Or, we can say, the finger that is is NOT healed, YET - will heal if allowed.

---The FIXED MINDSET of Carol Dweck doesn’t allow the viriditas to work. It opposes it from completing its’ task. In the same sense, we see that by adding the concept of YET to The FIXED MINDSET Statement, we have allowed the viritidas to do its’ thing and complete what is set in motion to do - to repair things. The FIXED MINDSET, now…becomes GROWTH MINDSET!

---In both cases, we have the natural process of healing being interfered with (or thwarted by) something, that when removed - the natural flow is once again established. It is much the same as a dam in a river being removed so the water can flow again. When the dam is in place, we can say the water doesn’t flow…or flow YET. When the dam is removed the water can flow and NOT be interfered with. Yet implies that waters flow is being interfered with and can flow under different conditions.

---The bedsore of Terry Becker, the patient of Dr. Sweet was NOT healed YET…living the lifestyle of being on the streets with her boyfriend. She was definitely in a FIXED MINDSET at the beginning. The dam was removed when she stopped living like that (stopped opposing the viriditas from working) and began working with life (the viriditas) and became one with the healing. Her mindset changed to a GROWTH MINDSET during this process. It was then pretty much the same as the finger being healed of the cut. It will if you allow it. That's the way our universe is set up. Be Well.