The why of Watercress Words

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All About Me.”

Watercress Words originates from my name, specifically my maiden name – family of origin name, paternal surname or whatever label you use- which is Cress. It’s an unusual name, and I have met few people with it. I like that it ‘s an actual word in the dictionary- cress is an edible plant, a cruciferous herb, described as having a pungent taste. It’s also known to be nutritious, which fits with my  blog’s health theme.

I chose to use watercress because I love water- lakes, rivers, oceans. I find being near bodies of water soothing, calming, and relaxing, yet stimulating and energizing. Even healing. The human body needs adequate water to survive – about 65% of the body is water.

And I love words! From childhood, I have sought out  books and thrived on reading. I have dabbled in writing all through my life, so starting a blog seemed the next natural step.

So, combining these passions led me to call my blog Watercress Words- like watercress tangy, peppery and pungent. 


Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

I am a family physician who loves to write about the HEART of HEALTH. On my blog, Watercress Words, I inform and inspire us in healthy living. My ideas come from my training, experiences, medical practice, personal life, and medicine in the media. There's always something new and interesting to explore in the world of health and medicine.

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