Full & Meaningful Living

Written by Amy Early //  What people groups come to mind when I say the following words: Health disparity? Implicit bias? Discrimination? If you’re like many, your thoughts probably first turned to racial and ethnic minorities. After that, you might have considered gender, age, maybe even sexual orientation. All of these are incredibly important and … Continue reading Full & Meaningful Living

Ritual & Risks in Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies

Written by Chris Keil //  I am seated with new friends and acquaintances in a small main room of a small home in Ethiopia. A wonderful mix of smells swirls around the group as we chat about family, professional projects, and world affairs. The fragrance of burning eucalyptus charcoal and incense permeates the space. Soon, … Continue reading Ritual & Risks in Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies

Theme Overview: Fighting Disparities & Examining Nuance in Healthcare

In recent years, the health sciences have begun to strongly consider the way cultural political, and socio-economic factors affect patients’ health. This consideration has led to many positive changes. Future health professionals are being trained in cultural sensitivity, and community health programs aimed at reducing healthcare disparities are making an impact across the country and … Continue reading Theme Overview: Fighting Disparities & Examining Nuance in Healthcare

Walking Humbly

Written by Gillian Henry //  Buses, trams, the metro screeching underground, pedestrian crosswalks streaming people. Snow boots, leather boots, Converse, sandals. Squeaking snow, slushing muck, puffing cottonwood, blowing dust. To school, to church, to friends', to the market. This was my every day. College freshmen. Classes rushing, cafeteria clanging, armchair studying, passing the weight room … Continue reading Walking Humbly

“Not Fit to Scoop Poop”: A Rallying Cry to Youth

Written by Katharina Depenthal & Madison Gent // Katharina: When I was 14 years old, I was extremely eager to go and volunteer at our local animal shelter.  My mother drove me over to go and inquire about their policy for teen volunteers.  Once I got there and asked the woman at the register about volunteering, … Continue reading “Not Fit to Scoop Poop”: A Rallying Cry to Youth