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.

Arrived in Sacramento with Food Poisoning

Apr 18, 2020

Five hours into the first leg of my zigzag to Capitol Hill a gut-wrenching vegan pizza stopped me in my tracks. Thankfully, this resilient body has now recovered and I'm ready to update the zigzag map and post soon. 

One Last Stop Before Sacramento

Apr 16, 2020

The small, nimble Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) team works tirelessly to promote safety for every person influencing and influenced by health care. In honor of World Patient Safety Day, PSMF and dozens of volunteers are producing a March For Patient Safety. I'm taking this mission on the road with me as I head for Capitol Hill, asking legislators to prioritize a #plan4zero. 

From wherever you are on September 17th, you can show up to support health care workers, patients, and their families to provide and receive safe care. Get updates by adding your name here



Pacifica Tribute to Yogiraj

Apr 16, 2020

Eight years ago today, 4/16/12, the cascade of events leading to my zigzag from SoCal to Capitol Hill began.

ZigZag to Capitol Hill Begins Now

Apr 16, 2020

Five years ago several amazing people from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation came to my residence and produced a beautiful film about Yogiraj's death from hospital-associated venous thromboembolism (blood clot in the lungs.) One of the shots in the film peeks into the sun's glimmer at dawn. See if you can find it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLbncqbBYg0

Today, I depart sunny Temecula for Sacramento. I'll miss this place and especially my dear friends who I love dearly.


What Is The Same And What Is Different?

Apr 13, 2020

Whenever I transition I ask:

What is the same and what is different?

Box One Packed _Yogiraj's Books with Personal Writing

Apr 08, 2020

The journey begins. The first box is packed. Everything is going into storage for several months while I 'very COVID-19 cautiously' travel from SoCal to DC, bringing attention to the extremely important matter of safety for everyone influencing and influenced by health care. 

I've not been feeling very well for several days. But I'm told it is important to get some motion. So, packing a couple of boxes is my exertion for the day. 

Want to peek inside Yogiraj's library? About a quarter of his books are cataloged in an app called Library Thing. It's free for all. 



Remote Teaming: Using Video conferencing and instant messaging

Mar 29, 2020

Here are a few slides to help people keep a tight team as you shift from the office to home. 

Coming To Our Senses

Mar 26, 2020

Several sources are indicating that a potential symptom of carrying the Covid-19 virus is a lack of taste or smell. How aware are you of your senses? Would you notice if you lost your sense of smell or taste? In this Shift the Dash episode, Vonda discusses the importance of coming to your senses. 



Co-Video40 Day Two

Mar 25, 2020

Today's Co-Video40 focused on:
1) Getting acquainted with your new work environment
2) Digesting information
3) Setting a pace that works with all that is new

What's on your mind? What would you like me to cover in future Zooms?

Fun From A Distance

Mar 19, 2020

From birthday parties online to playing hide and seek: here are a few ways to create community from a distance.

Shout out to Julian for his 10th Birthday. Can't wait to party with you.

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