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How’s Your Health? – Part 2

Sunday, January 28th, 2024 - By Patrick T. McBriarty
In Part One I explained how as a teenager I began to develop a pragmatic approach to personal health.  I embraced trial and error, exploring, researching, and refining personal well-being and what works for me.  Often this meant quietly pushing aside peer or societal pressures and medical norms.  Over the decades, I continued seeking out pragmatic health tools that best fit me. Until the past year, I still looked first for help from the U.S. “sick” care system, which repeatedly failed to help me during Covid and Long-Covid.  Read More

How’s Your Health? – Part 1

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023 - By Patrick T. McBriarty
Reconnecting these days, friends will inevitably ask, “so, how’s your health?”  In short, my transformation has been amazing given my serious health struggle – shared in earlier blog posts.  My recovery meant embracing what some might call “crazy” holistic practices.  With the perspective of time and feeling good, I now think of this journey as a radical new commitment to deep “positive health.” Coming out of the weeds of the ongoing efforts to recover, a new friend and fellow author Jane Doyle recently re-framed my health journey.  Read More


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