2.22.2022 Twos-day

Today is getting a lot of notice. It’s Tuesday on February 22, 2022 OR Two’s-day on 2.22.2022. Pretty cool, and possibly magical.

So, I may be late to the game, but Glennon Doyle is just my favorite right now, and I love her and Abby together. And I’m listening to the podcast, We Can Do Hard Things, every chance I get. There’s so much real, and nothing fake there. I read Love Warrior last month. I read Forward by Abby Wambach. I just finished Carry On, Warrior last week. And I’m planning to read Untamed in a couple of weeks or days. I love them. I had briefly followed Glennon Doyle years ago when she was first writing, but things got distracting and busy, and I didn’t keep up with things. So, I knew who she was vaguely. And just in the last couple of months, I heard about Untamed, and started to follow along on Instagram and see what Glennon was writing about nowadays. Oh my. So much good there.  

Back to Carry On, Warrior:  I have to say this one section made me pause and reread it like five times. I even got a highlighter out and highlighted it. I’m going to share this little section here from the book. In the chapter called On Writing and Dancing, Glennon says:   

If anything in your soul. If anywhere in your soul you feel the desire to write, please write. Right as a gift to yourself and others. Everyone has a story to tell. Writing is not about creating tiny paragraphs that sound lovely or choosing the right words. It’s just about noticing who you are and noticing life. Sharing what you notice. When you write in your truth. It is a love offering to the world because it helps us feel braver and less alone. And if you are really, really bad writer, then maybe it. Might be most important for you to write because you’re writing. Might free other really, really bad writers to have a go at it anyway. Kind of like how watching sisters confusing, lurching on the dance floor finally got me out of my seat at my cousin’s wedding. Because I thought, Well if she’s allowed to keep dancing, Certainly no one is going to call me out. If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough. Just do it. Be generous. Offer a gift to the world that no one else can offer: yourself. Reading those words made me tear up and realize that I do notice things and I want to share that. With the world, with somebody, maybe with nobody. Maybe I’m the only person that thinks that way. But I need to put it out there. 

Glennon Doyle

Oh.My.Gosh. There is so much good in there. I am taking that as full-on permission that I can write my little blog and have my little voice in the world, and IT IS OK. So, thank you, Glennon, for encouraging me and so many others to find our little voices and write, or sing, or dance, or craft, or create, or whatever it is that we do.

And a funny little note about, Glennon Doyle’s website. Years ago, when I first started following it sporadically, I thought it was ‘Mom-mastery’ like ‘mastering being a Mom.’ But no! It’s really ‘Moma-stery’ like ‘monastery’ when monks live! Ha, I’m a goof. I had no idea and just did not read that part on the blog, or didn’t notice or realize what the name actually meant. 

In other reading I’ve done recently, I found this small article on bluetree’s newsletter, leafnotes, which links out to Fierce Healthcare.  

Is there a case for more medical emoji? Study looks at how clinicians use them on the job 

Who says emoji aren’t professional? The healthcare communications services company, PerfectServe, incorporated emoji to measure frustration and burnout, but ended up discovering that emoji were “overwhelmingly used to convey politeness and positive intent.” Some physicians are now pushing for a more comprehensive set of medical emoji, citing use cases such as indicating pain levels or making discharge instructions easier to understand as reasons for adding emoji into patient care.  

*this article copied/shared from leafnotes, healthcare insights from bluetree newsletter 

Can you imagine the possibilities?

A patient being able to ‘measure’ their pain levels or comfort levels or ‘where it hurts’ by an emoji, etc…  

Great for language barriers also with non-verbal patients or non-English-speaking patients…  

Maybe they already do/have that sort of thing… 

The basic idea seems similar to the posters/emojis where kids can communicate how they are feeling (more emotional and mental) and give teachers or caregivers a better idea of what’s going on when they can’t find the right words to describe it. 

Also, check out for all the emoji(s) you didn’t know existed. 

Have a good day!