Vonda's Vlog

Eclectic; like life.

Honest about life's surprises and inspired by contemplative practices, Vonda's Vlog explores the heart of what makes people and their projects tick, tremor, and trend.

DC Bound

Sep 15, 2020
 

Six months ago (almost to the day) I departed SoCal for DC. Today, I head out on the final leg of this Zigzag For Zero toward DC. It's nearly unbelievable. 

After Birthday Reflections

Sep 11, 2020
 

Over 80 people dropped in for my daylong Zigzag birthday. The conversations were illuminating and have certainly given me a lot to ponder during my 54th year. I'll be posting several segments on the Zigzag YouTube channel over the next few weeks. The first one is already there, an inside look at what it has taken to produce the Unite For Safe Care event

During the day I modeled transparency, invited peer review, and heralded the Unite For Safe Care campaign, which has developed over 30 plans of action to ensure that every person who delivers or receives health care around the globe can do so safely. Please consider one or two simple things you can do now to prioritize safe medical care in your own life or that of a loved one. 

  1. Pay tribute to someone you know who has experienced unsafe medical care or advocates for safe care.
  2. RSVP for an inspiring program that broadcasts September 17th.
  3. Learn more about how to be safe when you receive or deliver medical care.
  4. Make a donation to help us ensure that safe medical care is prioritized everywhere.
  5. Light up orange for World Patient Safety Day, September 17th.
  6. Call your local media outlet and ask them to cover this critical topic for public health.
  7. Call your legislators and ask them to prioritize medical safety by supporting a National Patient Safety Agency.

Will You Join My Daylong Virtual Birthday Party?

Sep 05, 2020
 

As I Zigzag through the Chicago area I'll be celebrating my 54th birthday. And, you are invited. I've curated a daylong program that is all open to the public. It's not all about me this year - I'm highlighting amazing people I get to love, work with, and learn alongside.  You'll find the official invitation here. 

Events start at 7:00a on Tuesday, September 8th and run on the hour until midnight, via Zoom. Register here.

 

Farewell Forest

Aug 30, 2020
 

This is a pivot point on my Zigzag For Zero. After a few days cavorting with the trees and critters, it's time to turn east. Rockford, Chicago, Cleveland, D.C., and Boston here I come. 

Extra Benefits Of Zigzagging

Aug 29, 2020
 

Taking a less than direct path - even an inefficient one - often brings unanticipated and pleasant surprises. 

Halfway Point Reached On My Zigzag For Zero

Aug 28, 2020
 

As I reach the halfway point zigzagging from CA to D.C. to raise awareness about the need for safer medical care delivery, I'm stopping in WI for some much-needed rest and relaxation. This is one of my favorite spots on the planet. 

Forest Musings on Safety

Aug 27, 2020
 

What does safety mean to you? I welcome your thoughts on this subject. As I hiked the Ice Age Trail in Central Wisconsin with Carin Mizera last weekend, I mused aloud about what I've come to understand as a world's cry for safety.

Time To Reorganize My Zigzag

Aug 24, 2020
 

It takes me quite a bit of time to stay organized as I Zigzag For Zero across the USA, especially during a pandemic. I do my very best to keep others and myself as safe as possible. Here's a quick peek inside the papers I accumulate and the bags I carry.

Hiking in Duluth/Superior

Aug 18, 2020
 

After weeks of reconnection (at a distance) in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, it's time to zigzag north. The Duluth Superior area is hiking heaven. 

Care, Safety, Surprises, and Roto-Rooter

Aug 07, 2020
 

The last few days took an unanticipated turn. Thank goodness for professionals who stay current on safety practices in their fields. A special thanks to Roto-Rooter and people who know when to call in the experts. 

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