Saturday, October 31, 2009

Long time... many changes

It has been a long time since I last typed some thoughts. In the mean time, I changed my job, went to Denmark, and ... well, I'm expecting a child. What do you know.

I am working at the Aphasia Center at Steps Forward. This is an intensive aphasia clinic - very unique since it is one of four in the whole of the U.S. The transition to the Aphasia Center has been great because it is promoting my digging into research and articles again - a phenomenon that really stalled when I worked at the hospital.

As for family addition, it looks like we will be three either late December or early January 2010.

Monday, April 20, 2009

DIR Floorplan

I have finished my seminar at the university - drove the 45 minute home and am now slouched on the couch while listening to Stanley Greenspan's DIR Floorplan. I am tired but content at the same time. It seems as if several things are falling together. 

My mother started chemotherapy and is now in her second cyclus. She told me yesterday that the chemo is making her sicker than the first round. She still sounds strong and upbeat. 

Ok, got to go back and focus. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The sandman is coming

After putting together a sketchy bio, grant justification, and searching for jobs - I am ready to go to bed.... ah, after I've checked twitter:D

Monday, March 2, 2009

A corporate mess - or is it just too many women in one setting...

Working in a setting in which no manager has been present for nearly 2 years, surely gurantees for culture shock when a newly started manager is flexing her muscles to impress staff and administration.... only what happens when all underlying problems are not addressed and quick fixes are implemented? This is a rather rhetoric question - and of course the answer is - a monstrous mess with lots of chaos and constant disagreement.

It seems so logic in even plain every day socilizing that decisions are made by interaction and and discussions between people. However, when decissions are made over people's head and don't agree with their needs, how do they react.... the answer is the same as above.

So, my little evasive anecdote is simply stating that when corporations attempt to bring quick fixes for short term changes but neglect to include the longterm development, the logic is even clear for "caged chicken" (as we say in Danish) = failure, disagreement, chaos. Adding to that is that my worksetting has an abundance of women who don't say things outright but beat around the bush.... I'm sure this would be a textbook example for industrial psychologists or such. So, now, that I'd rid of this aggrevating thought, I'll go to bed and let that soap bubble burst.

Gone! Nice! There's a new day tomorrow.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A bad Sunday

What a day. I spoke to my mother, who recently was diagnosed with colon cancer. She received a letter from the head surgeon stating that the PET scan findings agreed with the suspected findings from the recently performed surgery: cancer on the liver. Of course, my mother is scared, and feel absolutely guilty to be thousands of miles away from her and my father to provide mental support. In conclusion, my Sunday has been an absolute rollercoaster.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Hmmm... to everybody out in the U.S., I don't understand how people have to be bound to their job just because of their benefits. I don't know how the government can change this, but I truly hope that it will happen. I estimate that they are a lot of people who stay, unhappy, in their current jobs because they need benefits. The system gets complicated especially when you have preexisting medical conditions. If you find a different insurance will they cover this preexisting condition. I'd be happy to hear from other people in similar situations. I feel as if I'm taking a crash course in American health insurance policies and politics. I am finding that even with Americans - there is a lot of confusion about how to go about transitioning from a job to a different one that may not offer benefits.

So, with lots of insurance thoughts on my mind, I'll go and peruse through further explanation of benefits to figure out why doctors' offices over code, mis-code, and why we as the customers, who pay, have to figure out the mistakes and the solutions. Accountability is a good thing .... when there is mutual accountability from both customer and provider. Sigh....

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Just contemplating about career

Hmm... basically I'm just procrastinating my readings and occupying myself with more interesting things such as social networking.