I recently read Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. In it there’s a brief exchange between a young shepherd who’s wrestling with the idea of pursuing his life dream, and a wise old man who eggs him on. The exchange goes like this:“What’s the world’s greatest lie?” the boy asked, completely surprised. “It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
Andrew Taylor is a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a recent addition to the Gándara team. He started in early September, and he prescribes psychiatric medications to patients across the lifespan. His main area of expertise is working with the trans and queer community, and in addition to prescribing at Gándara, he will help expand the available services for that population at the outpatient clinic.
Contra Costa County voters will see a new look when they vote this November. Ballots will now be letter-sized, instead of legal-sized. In announcing the change, the Contra Costa County Elections Division said, “the change from a 17-inch to an 11-inch length ballot card makes the ballots easier to read and handle, and also allows votes to be counted faster.”This election, voters will be getting six of the new cards when they vote.