Non-inspirational advice for heart patients

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by Carolyn Thomas  @HeartSisters

I know I’m not the only one who wonders why famous inspirational speakers and writers are so often NOT inspiring.  Call me cynical, but maybe I’ve heard once too often:

  • Follow-your-dreams!
  • Reach-for-the-stars!
  • Eat-more-kale!

These pep talks are typically delivered with varying degrees of cheerleading conviction by speakers who invariably spend considerable time boasting about their own amazing dream-following, star-reaching and kale-eating accomplishments.  Continue reading “Non-inspirational advice for heart patients”

Why aren’t you wearing your medical I.D?

by Carolyn Thomas  @HeartSisters

In online heart disease community forums out there, it’s not uncommon for this discussion question to pop up:

“Should I be wearing some type of medical I.D. since my cardiac diagnosis?” 

The answer, of course, is: YES! – unless for some insane reason you don’t want emergency responders to know about your pre-existing condition or how to contact your next of kin during a medical crisis. Continue reading “Why aren’t you wearing your medical I.D?”