Health

Real men get mental health help

Most news organizations, including this one, have a policy that we generally don’t print news and names of suicides. While it’s not universally true — exceptions are when public resources or public people are heavily involved — it’s a well-intentioned policy that seeks to steer around deeply personal, private tragedy. It especially holds for children. […]

Laughter… the best… tool … :-)

In recent decades, as insurers have taken over the delivery of medicine, we doctors are trained to be ever quick and to the point during the brief interaction we have with our patients.  Our time is short, our patients’ needs long and finding the middle ground takes skill and practice. One common experience, even ritual […]

Unreal Pain

As a primary care physician I’m in the helping profession: I spend my days helping solve people’s problems, both physical and mental. I love what I do and always take my patients’ complaints seriously. What may seem minor may be the tip-off to something major. No complaint is left unheard. Much depends on the therapeutic […]

Just a Form Away…

The form sat on my desk all morning.  I glanced at it now and then, sighing slightly each time.  Then about 3 in the afternoon I had a window of time. I sign death certificates about half a dozen times a year. Sometimes whole seasons will go by without any, and then 3 or 4 […]

Not Just A Cold…

I look at my schedule every morning with my assistant.  We troubleshoot things—who needs a lab test or an Xray before being seen, or an ECG or a wheelchair; would a patient’s needs be better met at an Emergency Room rather than our primary care office. One day on reviewing the list, we found a […]

One Day at a Time

Health Notes -One Day at a Time   “I think it’s just a virus, a stomach  virus,  Really.  My wife had the same thing.”  The wizened man looked at me, just above my eyes. “I’ve been married 67 years.”   The 87 year old man smile slightly. He was actually frightened, but could not say […]

Spice Things Up

We ventured briefly out into the cold today. After struggling against the wind my kids became concerned that our chickens would blow away. I think the chickens will be fine (I hope), and I know something for sure: I don’t like the wind. I’m completely against it. But since it does me no good to […]

Autumn Musings

Autumn has brought that feeling with it, the feeling that it’s time to slow back down after the sometimes hectic pace of Summer. I’ve been so busy these last few months that I haven’t had the energy to write, or do anything creative for that matter. But the clouds and rain seem to have given me […]

Portland Iron Chef Competition 2014

It was an honor to attend Portland’s Original Iron Chef Competition on behalf of my employer, FamilyCare Health Plans. What a fantastic, first rate event. The food was delicious, the venue was perfect, the auction was lively, and the crowd was diverse – what’s better it was all for good cause. All proceeds support the […]

A part of the Family!

So proud to be a part of the family! I’ve been self-employed, out and about in the community; sharing my passion for food and health for the past six years. In August, I accepted a full-time position with an awesome, growing, local health plan. I knew if I ever returned to work for an organization […]

Sunday at Washington Park

Jamie and I hooked up for our last trip of Summer ’14. Today, we visited Washington Park — such a treasure right in the center of the city! Oh, Portland you have it all! Thanks for being so hospitable.    Chrisetta MosleyI am a product – and now a survivor – of childhood obesity. As […]

Get Fit Physical Night

A couple months ago, I became the lead of my church’s Health Ministry – Get Fit. The idea behind the ministry is to Get Fit: Emotionally, Mentally, Spiritually, and Physically. Tuesday night, we had a Get Fit Physical Night led by Sean Overton a Certified Personal Trainer. Sean was great! He led a fun, but […]

Saturday Soul Stroll

I had a blast this morning at the annual Soul Stroll. I signed up with my church family, but it ended up my employer was co-sponsoring the event so I saw some of my co-workers too. I ran into lots and lots of folks I haven’t seen in forever. We talked, laughed, danced to good […]

Back on Track

I typically don’t like to bog you down with all my personal stuff. It is after all personal. But, this year has been extremely difficult for me. My year started off with me almost dying from sepsis. I was the sickest I’ve EVER been in my life. Then, after taking the yucky antibotics to clear […]

Saturday at Sauvie’s Island

My summer adventures continued with the scent of lavender, wheat fields, beautiful flowers, wildlife, bridges, bodies of water some vast, some not and mountain tops. There’s so much to be seen here in the great Pacific Northwest. You don’t have to travel far or be loaded with cash. You only have, to have a heart […]

Saturday at The Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge has it all — majestic views, fruit orchards, wineries, water falls, mountains, clean air, and on this particular Saturday — warm temperatures and sunshine.        Oooo la la.        Chrisetta MosleyI am a product – and now a survivor – of childhood obesity. As a child, my family always told […]

Mouthwatering Munchies for Teens: Camas Public Library

I had a blast today at the Camas Public Library hosting Mouthwatering Munchies for teens. It’s always a good time showing them how simple and fun cooking can be. I have the coolest “job” ever! We whipped up delicious snacks using whole foods: – Blueberry Kale Banana Smoothies – Oat Energy Bars – Brown Bag […]

Farewell Fatso! Celebrates 4 years

July 2010: I began penning my lifetime battle with obesity in a blog, Farewell Fatso! I never imagined all the places blogging would take me. Nor the doors of opportunity that would be opened for me because of my willingness to share my story and take chances on myself. To all of you who have […]

Summer Time Tips

I hope everyone has been enjoying our Pacific Northwest summer! I have been a busy bee out in our yard; trimming, planting, digging. I love walking outside to the chicken coop in the mornings in flip-flops and getting some of the wetness of the grass on my feet. Little things like that make me happy. […]

Try And Make Workouts Controlled Chaos

Whenever I have the opportunity to speak to groups on fitness, audience members are usually well-armed with pen and pencil. Like any subject that has an academic side, success is derived by deconstructing complicated information in a way that makes the subject easy to understand and easy to remember. To that end, my thoughts of […]

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