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What to do with condolence letters?

Posted April 9, 2010

A few weeks ago a friend told me about a book called The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It was a clever little book with lots of tidbits on things that make us happy- one of which was doing something that you have been putting off for a long time, like putting together scrapbooks. Each of my children has a baby book except for Sam, who is now eight years old. His book was my first priority. So, feeling inspired by The Happiness Project and knowing how great I would feel if I completed this nagging task that I had been putting off for...

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Visiting Excela Health

Posted March 29, 2010

A few days ago I went to Pennsylvania to speak at a patient safety event sponsored by Excela Health. It was a pretty drive- through Maryland, across the Appalachian Mountains, and then into the Allegheny Mountains heading through Southern Pennsylvania. As Tom the driver and I drove deeper into central Pennsylvania, we passed through little towns- Breezewood, Somerset, Ligonier. I imagined these were old mining towns that were once bustling with life and growth. I was sad to see so many empty storefronts with “For Rent” signs in...

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Getting a Grip on My Fear of Flying

Posted March 24, 2010

I’ve never really liked flying. As I’ve gotten older, my fear and dread of flying the friendly skies has only gotten worse. I’m not sure why that is- maybe it’s because my children have already suffered the loss of a sibling and I just don’t want them to have to suffer another loss. Since my book Josie’s Story was released a few months ago, my time spent on airplanes has increased dramatically. I’ve been to twenty-five cities in the past seven months. Any chance I can hop on a train (which is not too...

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Care Journals Back in Stock

Posted March 17, 2010

Hello everybody- I’m happy to report that Care Journals are back in stock. Anybody who requested a Care Journal and was put on the wait list will be mailed their Care Journals next week. Email carejournal@josieking.org or awesol@josieking.org with any questions that you have about the Care Journal. Thanks! -Andrea

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Indiana – Working Together to Eliminate Health Care Acquired Infections

Posted March 4, 2010

On Tuesday I spent the day with doctors, nurses and health care administrators from all around the state of Indiana. These health care providers had come to Indianapolis to attend a leadership conference put on by the Indiana State Department of Health. The first ISDH leadership conference was in 2007. Seven hundred and twenty people came. This year, over 1,000 people participated. Preventing health care acquired infections was the focus of this meeting. It is a timely and important topic. Just last week, the Archives of Internal Medicine...

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“Josie’s Story” a National MS Society Books for a Better Life Winner

Posted February 23, 2010

Last night, the National MS Society chose Sorrel’s book Josie’s Story as the winner in the “First Book” category of their Books for a Better Life Award. Many thanks to the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society for this honor. The recognition came on a particularly poignant day, as yesterday was the ninth anniversary of Josie’s death. Thanks again to the National MS Society, and everybody who has read and shared the book. For more information on the Books for a Better Life...

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Care Journal on Back Order

Posted February 3, 2010

Hello everybody- The Care Journals are currently on back order. We hope to have Care Journals back in stock in late February. We are adding requests for Care Journals to a wait list, and will ship Care Journals as soon as we can. Please continue to email your questions or requests to carejournal@josieking.org during this time. Thank you for understanding. -Andrea

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50 Influential Women

Posted January 11, 2010

Hello everybody- Sorrel has been named one of 50 influential women who are changing the world by Woman’s Day magazine. Read Sorrel’s story and see the entire list here. Thanks to Woman’s Day for this honor! -Andrea

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Shipment Notice for 2009

Posted December 10, 2009

Hello everybody- The last shipment of 2009 will be mailed on Thursday, December 17. Requests received by 4:00 pm EST on Wednesday, December 16 will be included in the shipment. Requests received after 4:00 pm EST on Wednesday, December 16 will be shipped in January 2010. Affected items include: “The Josie King Story” DVD Signed copies of Josie’s Story Care Journal (small quantities only) Nursing Journal (small quantities only) We may be able to facilitate bulk orders of the Care Journal and Nursing Journal through the end of...

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“Josie’s Story” named a top health book in 2009

Posted December 8, 2009

Hello everybody- Josie’s Story has been chosen as one of the top health books in 2009 by the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Landro! Her description of Josie’s Story plus the other books honored can be found online: http://tinyurl.com/yfu6xgu. We’ll be reading some of Laura’s other interesting choices. Thanks for the acknowledgement! -Andrea

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