I value the relationships where despite our past history - however harsh and rocky - we are still there for each other at the end of the day. Where we are able to set aside our own pride and ego to help one another out. We run back every mile that was forged between us; to be there, to support, to comfort, to listen, to advise.
That’s friendship. That’s family. That’s love. That’s priceless.
Silena Lambertini (Italy)
Silena Lambertini is a self-taught photographer based in Italy who creates amazing landscape photographs. With some post processing involved, the mystic light leaves a trail of the total silence.
© All images courtesy the artist
Alex Smick suffered a back injury and started seeing a pain management doctor at 18.Within two years, he had been prescribed Vicodin, Oxycontin and, eventually, morphine. He became dependent on the addictive drugs, and decided to check himself into a Laguna Beach, Calif., hospital to detox on Feb. 22, 2012.
The next morning, he was dead. He was just 20 years old.
“Between 5 and 11 p.m., they gave him 11 medications,’’ said his mother, Tammy, a special education teacher in Downey, Calif. “From 11 pm., they stopped checking on him. When they checked at 6 a.m., he was already dead. He basically was drugged to death.”
Heart-wrenching tales of medical malpractice — from a little girl who lost part of her arms and legs after being left waiting in an emergency room for hours to a woman who had a quadruple amputation after a botched hysterectomy — are surfacing in the aggressive campaign to put The Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act on the California ballot this November.
A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it!