Snap, Crackle, Pop Singer

Adele said she felt a “pop” in her throat. Then it sounded like someone covered her voice with a curtain.  Any singer who has suffered a vocal hemorrhage will know what she’s talking about. Despite being a common, usually pain-free vocal injury, it brought Adele’s career to a halt—not once but twice. And she’s in […]

What Happens in the Vagus Nerve Stays in the Vagus Nerve

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I named my left kidney “Kiki,” weeks before she was to be removed from my body after a cancer diagnosis. During those weeks leading up to my surgery I talked to Kiki, yes I did. I lit a candle, put on some meditation music and each night, explained what was going to happen. I thanked […]