Author: Mary Beth Lepkowsky

Using person-centered approaches to support healthcare decision making and planning for care at end of life

It is with an open heart and much gratitude that I partner with Leigh Ann Kingsbury to facilitate Using person-centered approaches to support healthcare decision making and planning for care at… Read more »

Future Care Planning- Helpful tips to get you started

“My son is going to turn 18 next week. I’m just trying to look ahead to the future. His sisters are in college, so we are always discussing with them… Read more »

Person-Centered Thinking: End of Life

A range of person-centered thinking tools focused on the end of life. This includes: relationship circles; sorting important to/for; good days and bad days; sorting what’s working/not working; “if I… Read more »

Advance care planning

It’s not uncommon for people with disabilities to confront bias when engaging with healthcare providers and systems. For example, providers might make wrong assumptions about people’s decision-making abilities and their… Read more »

Failing forward with Kintsugi

Last month I dropped a large ceramic planter, resulting in two large cracks from top to bottom. I was mad at myself for being clumsy, for breaking this pot that… Read more »

Future Care Planning- Helpful tips to get you started

  “My son is going to turn 18 next week. I’m just trying to look ahead to the future. His sisters are in college, so we are always discussing with… Read more »

Five tips for creating meaningful graphics in person-centered planning

Person-centered planning is a process of exploration, inquiry, listening, and reflective practice designed to make the unknown known through words, colors, and images. People of all ages and abilities can… Read more »

Kindness, self-compassion and five ways to wellbeing

A reflection from the Dare to Lead program While safe, and at times a little stir crazy at home, I’m participating in Dare to Lead, a program based on the… Read more »

Using Person-Centered Practices Within Organizations and Teams

We think that delivering great outcomes for people can only be delivered through using the same person-centered practices with staff, and within the structures and processes of the organization. At… Read more »

Supporting Transitions: Five tips for onboarding remote employees.

Turning back the clocks in November threw me for a loop this year.  The seasonal change, coupled with the cumulative impact of pandemic fatigue, found me more fragile around friends… Read more »