For me, writing is a way to stay human. Staying human is an essential part of the medical journey — after all, research is beginning to show that being cared for, even in the absence of real medical or surgical intervention, mediates a very powerful and very real healing response in patients. I write a lot of things: this blog, of course, and poetry. I am also working on two novels, one about personhood and one about responses to trauma. You can read all about my expressions here.