• Health Communication

    A Challenge to Communicate

    How do we communicate health information? Why are we not always understood right away or even misunderstood when we do try to convey information? How can we change the way we explain to others what they want or need to know? I am fascinated by the task of being able to communicate effectively but I can understand how challenging this task can be at times. Let’s step back for a moment in being able to understand why communicating health information (or any information really) can be a challenge. Knowledge and Skills Think about a topic you know a lot about…

  • Creating Process

    Taking Time to Paint

    I love being able to paint. I started when I took a painting class in high school. The first project was to make a color chart where I learned how to mix colors, about the color wheel,…

  • Academics,  Life

    End of the Term Reflections

    It has been awhile since I last wrote here. I have been busy, spending a lot of hours reading for classes and working at an internship I started in September. The internship is officially over, but I’m…

  • Life

    Challenges Versus Rest

    When do you take on challenges and when do you take time to rest?   This was another morning hike taken in the usual place I go. The location is close to where I live and while…

  • Creating Process

    Working on a Long-term Project

    It’s been awhile since I’ve last written on this site, but I wanted to share an update on a long-term project I’ve been working on. This past term has been busy with school, work, and side projects,…

  • Creating Process

    A Blank Sketchbook

    Ever since I read through Infographic Designers’ Sketchbooks, I decided I wanted to challenge myself to start using a sketchbook. I have never really been one to use a sketchbook or to practice drawing. Never really knowing…