Aug 5, 2020
How have you been cared for?
Janine Urbaniak Reid was born in Chicago and grew up in
California. She graduated from the University of California at San
Diego. She was vice president of a San Francisco public relations
firm before she began raising a family, and then writing full
She has been published in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and widely syndicated.
Hoping to bring humanity into the healthcare discussion by sharing her experience as a mother of son with a brain tumor, she penned a piece for the Post which went viral. She has been interviewed on national news networks, and continues her work as a spokeswoman for healthcare justice.
Janine writes about her imperfect life, what connects us, and addresses the question of what it means to love fiercely in a sometimes dangerous and always uncertain world. She lives in Northern California with her family and a motley assortment of pets.
Janine and I have a robust conversation about our superhuman spiritual skill of making everything turn out okay. Most of us would rather be anything except powerless. Plus, we speak about the level of trust we have to have in ourselves and other people, and how life’s past challenges teach us to live in gratitude during future challenges. Find the gratitude, be in the now, and stop worrying about the ‘why.’ Stay tuned as we talk about the importance of taking care of yourself, the illusion of certainty, and navigating our fear of death.
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