There has been a lot of talk about the health choices of come celebrities recently, most notably about the decision by actress Angelina Jolie to have a preventative double mastectomy following a genetic test that indicated she was a high risk of developing breast cancer. Jolie was not (yet) suffering from the disease that she was treated for – she was, essentially, still healthy. This makes us wonder if the way we understand the word “healthy” is changing over time. Is being healthy about planning for the future, or about feeling your best in the now? Does being healthy in everyday life feel like it is connected to staying healthy in terms of cancer, or does the medical evidence we know about, telling us that good health practices now will increase our long-term health, not really sink in?

Ongoing “Healthy” Conversation

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This month’s conversation about “healthy” will continue, but we wanted to look back over some of the perspectives and comments so far, to try and get a better sense of the different things this word can mean to each of us, as well as… Continue…

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The Difficult Thing About Empathy

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It’s a curious thing, feeling sick and watching those around you, who are healthy, trying to understand and empathize. Just about everyone has felt sick at some time, in some way.  But we all seem to have a built-in eraser that makes it impossible…

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Final Thoughts on “Healthy”

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This month’s conversation about “healthy” is coming to a close. We wanted to look back over some of the perspectives and comments, to try and get a better sense of the different things this word can mean to each of us, as well as… Continue…

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