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Welcome to Health Hats, empowering people as they travel together toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen and I have worn many hats in my 40+ years in healthcare as a patient, caregiver, nurse, informaticist, and leader. Everyone wears many hats, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in healthcare’s Tower of Babel. Let's make some sense of all this.



My guests and I reflect on what works for people, professionals, and communities in their journeys toward best health: learning, making choices, communicating, and adjusting to realities. We can range from personal, clinical, technical, entrepreneurial, organizational, to whatever interests me at the moment. Join the ride!



Follow my blog, podcast, and resources through my website: https://www.health-hats.com/. See you around the block!

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Welcome to Health Hats, empowering people as they travel together toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen and I have worn many hats in my 40+ years in healthcare as a patient, caregiver, nurse, informaticist, and leader. Everyone wears many hats, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in healthcare’s Tower of Babel. Let's make some sense of all this.



My guests and I reflect on what works for people, professionals, and communities in their journeys toward best health: learning, making choices, communicating, and adjusting to realities. We can range from personal, clinical, technical, entrepreneurial, organizational, to whatever interests me at the moment. Join the ride!



Follow my blog, podcast, and resources through my website: https://www.health-hats.com/. See you around the block!

    Fearless Medical Coach, Storyteller. Getting to Yes.

    Fearless Medical Coach, Storyteller. Getting to Yes.

    We are not our behaviors, diagnoses, or symptoms, but tellers of our many stories & owners of our health. Wisdom from fearless master medical coach, Shiri ben Arzi





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    Proem (Preface) 00:00. 1



    Introducing Shiri ben Arzi 01:51. 1



    Bitchy, Pregnant, with Pulmonary Hypertension. What Could Go Right? 04:12. 2



    Person, Advocate, Professional in the Same Teacup 08:09. 3



    Relationship Builder Marrying Personal Story and Clinical Picture 11:36. 3



    Programs, Habits, Diagnoses, Behaviors!? 14:47. 4



    Loving Myself and My Ups and Downs 23:21. 6



    Which Story, Whose Mouth, What Ears? 24:45. 6



    Families of Secrets and No Secrets 27:34. 7



    Tough Questions: What Do You Want from Life? 30:25. 8



    Tough Questions: Conflicts with the System? 35:03. 9



    Reflection 39:58  9



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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger



    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson



    Inspiration from Talya Miron-Shatz, Dafna Gold Melchior, Fred Gutiérrez, Amanda Hsiung Blodgett, Catherine Lynch, Geoff Racier, Grace Cordovana, Jan Oldenburg



    Serendipity from Susan Fantl Spivack



    LOVE AFTER LOVE by Derek Walcott



    The time will come

    when, with elation,

    you will greet yourself arriving

    at your own door, in your own mirror,

    and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

    and say, sit here. Eat.

    You will love again the stranger who was your self.

    Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart

    to itself, to the stranger who has loved you



    all your life, whom you ignored

    for another, who knows you by heart.

    Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,



    the photographs, the desperate notes,

    peel your own image from the mirror.

    Sit. Feast on your life.



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    Links

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    Dafna Gold Melchior's Let's Clarify It

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    https://www.health-hats.com/share-the-stories-help-the-helpers/

    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.



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    • 41 min
    Destination: Best Health. Life Goals. Symptom Goals.

    Destination: Best Health. Life Goals. Symptom Goals.

    North Star of personal and symptom goals help us operate at peak performance. Stay Well. Get Over It. Live the Best Life Possible. Try it. Makes a difference.

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    Proem (Preface) 00:00. 1



    Peak Performance or Bust 02:03. 1



    Beacons on the Hill. North Star. 05:08. 2



    Medical Goals and Personal Goals. We Are Not Our Diagnoses. 09:45. 3



    Stay Well. Get Over It. Live the Best Life Possible. 11:00. 3



    Reflection 13:32. 4



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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger



    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson



    Inspiration from Curtis Cates, Fatima Muhammed-Ighile, Paulette Seymour-Route, Pancho Chang, Freddie White-Johnson, Susan Lin, Penney Cowan, Amy Baxter, Diane Shader Smith







    Sponsored by Abridge







    Links

    Curtis Cates' Hansel and Gretel Podcast



    Helping you come up with personal health goals



    https://www.health-hats.com/cds/

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    https://www.health-hats.com/pain-the-solution-many-solutions/



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    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.



    To subscribe go to https://www.health-hats.com/

    Creative Commons Licensing

    The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge. Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements. Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com. The material on this site created by others is theirs and use follows their guidelines.

    The Show

    Proem (Preface)

    I build most of my podcasts around conversations with my guests. Although I try to craft the story while I prepare, the chat can go anywhere, often in unexpected directions. Then I extract the story after completing the recording during editing. I use the Proem (Preface) and Reflection as vehicles to shape those stories. Sometimes I have no guest, just me talking to you about whatever’s on my mind. These shorter episodes allow me to experiment, with music, word jazz, pilgrimage of sound. Today, I take inspiration from my podcasting buddies, especially, Curtis Cates,

    • 15 min
    Diverse Abilities for Our Future

    Diverse Abilities for Our Future

    Rich with abilities, accomplished businessperson, autism advocate, Jimmy Clare uses mentoring and coaching well, and grabs opportunities as they appear.





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    Proem 00:00. 1



    Introducing Jimmy Clare and Crazy Fitness Guy 00:57. 1



    Starting and managing a business 03:21. 2



    Coaching 07:44. 3



    Making decisions with health team 09:47. 4



    A businessperson with abilities 14:00. 5



    Abilities, disabilities 17:22. 6



    College career 18:54. 6



    Advice for others 21:22. 6



    15 minutes of fame 23:17. 7



    Impact of COVID 24:214. 8



    Podcasting 25:58. 8



    Recognition 27:43. 9



    Reflection 29:06. 9



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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger



    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson



    Inspiration from Sindi Hobbs, Mary Devlin, Ken Bates, Adriana Mallozzi, Mary Lawler, Jane Spielman, Emily Zaccardi







    Sponsored by Abridge







    Links

    Reach Jimmy Clare here:



    Pinterest



    LinkedIn



    Twitter



    Website



    Podcast

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    https://www.health-hats.com/imagine-leverage-abilities-access-better-solutions/



    https://www.health-hats.com/expanding-engagement-and-capabilities-of-people-at-the-center/



    https://www.health-hats.com/breakthrough-to-college-on-the-autism-spectrum/

    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.



    To subscribe go to https://www.health-hats.com/

    Creative Commons Licensing

    The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge. Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements. Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com. The material on this site created by others is theirs and use follows their guidelines.

    The Show

    Proem

    When I meet new people who follow my podcast, whether I know them or not, my heart warms, and my chest swells with pride, humility, and connection. These past weeks my aunt told me she listens to them all, the daughter of an old friend said she's been listening for years, and Jimmy Clare reached out to me on LinkedIn asking me to interview him.  How did you find me? 'Oh,

    • 30 min
    The Last Mile. From the Vial to the Arm.

    The Last Mile. From the Vial to the Arm.

    Where are you and your team on the continuum of engagement and partnership with patient-caregivers? Partnering is a long-term relationship. Fortunately, partnership breeds more engagement and more partnership. Take one more step on the continuum.





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    The last mile of breakfast 1



    Upstream, downstream. The last mile. Who cares? 01:36. 1



    From vial to arm. The last foot. 03:11. 1



    The last mile in healthcare, oh my. 03:56. 2



    Workflow, life flow. Health literacy, life literacy. 06:14. 2



    Engagement-partnership continuum 07:24. 2



    Back to the last mile 08:44. 3



     



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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger



    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson



    Photo by QPro on Unsplash



    Inspiration from Lacy Fabian, Michelle Lenox, Susan Haas, Ed Lomotan, Josh Richardson, Libby Hoy







    Sponsored by Abridge







    Links

    The term last mile comes from telecommunications, utilities, transportation, and package delivery services.



    As vaccines roll out, we think of vial to arm as the last mile.



    PCORI (The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) speaks about a continuum of engagement

    Related podcasts and blogs



    https://www.health-hats.com/covid-19-people-living-safely/



    https://www.health-hats.com/patient_engagement/

    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.



    To subscribe go to https://www.health-hats.com/

    Creative Commons Licensing

    The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge. Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements. Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com. The material on this site created by others is theirs and use follows their guidelines.

    The Show

    The last mile of breakfast

    Imagine fixing breakfast for your kids and leaving the meal on the counter? It needs to get to the table, the high chair, or the couch and then into the kid's mouth. Earning money, planning meals, shopping, preparing, cooking, and fixing aren't enough. They're all necessary but not sufficient. Breakfast isn't breakfast until it's eaten.

    • 11 min
    Covid-19 Testing. Still Complicated.

    Covid-19 Testing. Still Complicated.

    Following my person-first approach to health, let’s start with people’s circumstances and life flow, put testing into a context of managing the risk of COVID-19. Then let’s tackle what testing even means, what to expect from testing, and then circle back to the person – how do the results impact our circumstances and life flow?



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    Proem 00:00. 1



    Circumstances and life flow 02:33. 1



    Managing risk of COVID-19 03:34. 2



    Introducing ME Cortizas 04:44. 2



    Don’t understand COVID-19 testing? You’re not alone. 05:46. 2



    Screening, not diagnosis 09:27. 3



    Do I need a test? 15:13. 4



    Getting tested 19:42. 6



    Circling back to the person 23:08. 6



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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger



    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson

    Sponsored by Abridge







    Thanks to these fine people who inspired me for this episode: Casey Quinlan, Vera Rulon, Marilyn Mann, Alexis Snyder, Howard Brightman, Amy Price





    Links

    Stop Covid in Its Tracks. Test Treat, Trace – Graphic from Involution Studios

    CDC Overview of Covid-19 Testing

    American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Testing

    Potential for False Positive Results with Antigen Tests for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2 - Letter to Clinical Laboratory Staff and Health Care Providers

    What it’s Like to be Tested - Video



    Rethinking testing for COVID-19 -Healthcare Triage Video



    An Introduction to COVID-19 Testing – FDA Video



    COVID-19 Testing Explainer: Sensitivity, Specificity, and Predictive Values AACC Video



    Coronavirus Testing HHS.gov



    Interpreting a covid-19 test result from the British Medical Journal

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    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.



    To subscribe go to https://www.health-hats.com/

    Creative Commons Licensing

    The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge. Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website).

    • 26 min
    Reading the Room. Lessons from the Clowns. Take 2

    Reading the Room. Lessons from the Clowns. Take 2

    Learn from the clowns. Embrace failure, take a deep breath, laugh, cry, engage. Revisit chat with Jason Stewart from Laughter League at Boston Children's Hospital.





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    Proem 00:53. 1



    Introducing Jason Stewart 04:26. 2



    From Theater to Ringling Brothers Circus 05:27. 2



    From Circus to Boston Children’s Hospital 08:36. 3



    Embracing failure. It’s what clowns do. 11:40. 3



    Embracing failure. Caregivers can do it. 18:25. 5



    The best human we can be 20:52. 5



    Sometimes shit show at doctor’s office 23:11. 6



    Humanizing the doctor. Check body language 26:15. 6



    Laughter is the best pain management 28:57. 7



    Part of the circle of care 31:15. 7



    Reflection 32:15  8



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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger



    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson

    Sponsored by Abridge







    Thanks to these fine people who inspired me for this episode: Dick Argys, Jay Stewart, Sue Spivack, Amy Faeskorn, Kayla Nelson, Patrick Egan, Jalyon Hallows, Todd Katzman





    Links

    Laughter League at Boston Children's Hospital



    Jason Stewart inspired by Howard Stern’s style



    Send in the Clowns



    Our Best Selves National Caregivers Conference 2018









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    https://www.health-hats.com/seize-control-cede-control-as-ceo-of-your-health/



    https://www.health-hats.com/lessons-from-the-clowns-when-going-to-the-doctors/



    https://www.health-hats.com/ob-nurse-cannabis-nurse/

    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.



    To subscribe go to https://www.health-hats.com/

    Creative Commons Licensing

    The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge. Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements. Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com. The material on this site created by others is theirs and use follows their guidelines.

    The Show

    Proem

    Do you ever feel like you are part of someone else's play? Especially when you go to the doctor's office as a caregiver or caree (also known as the patient).

    • 33 min

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Generous sharing

Danny takes us right into the inspiring lives of his guests, where they so generously share their journeys.

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Wisdom and empathy in beautiful stories!

Danny combines his wisdom with deep empathy to serve others through beautiful storytelling. His insights, guidance and humor help people move their life forward one day at a time. A must-listen podcast!

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