Essays

Storytelling as Medicine

Sometimes fate knocks the wind out of us and when we catch our breath, the world as we knew it has changed forever and we must find our true selves again. For me it was ten years ago when my firstborn child went into fulminant liver failure and was told within three days of being in CPMC that she needed a liver transplant.

The Fairy Tale of Critical Care

As fate would have it, a year from the day that my eldest daughter went into fulminant liver failure, I was standing in front an audience at a conference for The American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

A Storyteller's Parable

Two hundred children were on the playground as I carried my signature storytelling stool in one arm and my bag of puppets in another; my first day back to this San Francisco public school in eight months.

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