Happy New Year 2021

a stethoscope, a red heart and a heart ekg tracing

Thank you for joining me to say good by, and good riddance, to 2020. Although as bad as it was, I hope we all learned something from the roller coaster ride that year was. And we’re not out of the amusement park yet, but at least we’re seeing the exit sign ahead.

To start the year, I thought I would suggest you review or read for the first time some previous posts that address something “new”, especially since I have so many new followers, which I appreciate immensely.

This bright new year is given to me to live each day with zest-William Arthur Ward
William Arthur Ward- author and pastor
a physician extending a stethoscope toward a patient who is not visible

The surprising new doctors caring for you

Who will be your next doctor? What will your future doctor look like?

Your doctor within the next 10-20 years is likely in medical school or a residency program in a United States medical center right now. Within 1-10 years, they will join the ranks of practicing physicians, while some currently in practice will change to a non-clinical job, retire, or die.

University of Oklahoma campus library

Meet Dr. Aletha in Oklahoma, the Sooner state

Oklahoma, the Sooner State Here’s an introduction to my home state and my alma mater, the University of Oklahoma. Taken together, Oklahoma Sooners reflects our state’s American Indian and pioneer heritage and, today, symbolizes a special university spirit that values resilience and perseverance as well as the inclusivity that unites all who are a part … Continue reading “Meet Dr. Aletha in Oklahoma, the Sooner state”

This last post isn’t new exactly, but if you are new to this blog, and to me, it will help you get to know me. I’d love to know you too, so leave a comment, or send me a message. I’m always

exploring the HEART of health

I appreciate all of you who are following Watercress Words, and if you aren’t I invite you to join the wonderful people who are. You can meet some of them in the sidebar, where you can click on their image and visit their blogs. Use the form to get an email notification of new posts. Don’t worry, you won’t get anything else from me.

Dr. Aletha

Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

I am a family physician who explores the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, and through writing. On my blog, Watercress Words, I inform and inspire us in healthy living. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

9 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2021”

  1. Good morning, I enjoyed seeing the pictures from Oklahoma which I plan on visiting this month if the Weather is good. Have a good day.


    1. Ha-ha, I have not heard that idea but I like it. I think many of us would like a do-over of things we missed last year. I hope we appreciate them all the more when they do happen. Some things we will decide aren’t worth missing. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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  2. Happy New Year, Aletha. I like that name. It has a ring to it. Glad to say that one good thing came out of 2020. Usually by this time I’ve gone through a round of severe cold, which almost always morphs to pneumonia. I hate that, but have come to accept it. Anyway, since we’ve been isolated, and masked, I’m happy to say that beyond a few sniffles here and there, I’ve not had to be sick all winter… so far! YEAH! For that, I’m immensely grateful, especially as I can’t afford the co-pay for a doc. Health is something to be truly treasured. As a caregiver for someone with a rare disorder that could be fatal at any moment, we’ve learned to treasure each moment we have together. We don’t forget to tell each other everyday that we love, cherish, and value one another. If this past year has taught anyone anything, then maybe that should be it. So, I hope this year brings you health, and hope. Shalom, Bear


    1. I believe that many good things came during 2020 if we just recognize them. Many look forward to getting lives back to “normal” but I know that for some, normal is not so pleasant. So I pray that we all recognize both the good and the bad, and do what we can to help all of us create a “normal” worth getting back to. It sounds like you already know how to do that. Thanks for sharing.

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