The ancient hellenic (Greek) proverb of “a sound body is in a sound mind” as well as the ancient ideals of overall wellness guided by Hippocrates views on the self, spirit, and community affecting overall health are the inspiration to this blog. The pages are an attempt to promote the health literacy field, highlighting selected information primarily related to Europe and the Americas, with an interdisciplinary focus in the health and social science fields. The information is not intended to replace any medical attention or advice that an individual may need for their condition.
Barbara Kondilis, the primary author for these pages, has taught at the university level for over 15 years, with a background in psychology, clinical social work, public health, and applied linguistics. Currently, she is working on her Ph.D. in language and professional communication. Her dissertation research focuses mainly on issues related to health literacy and trust. She coordinates related health literacy work-groups in Greece. In her free time, she is an active member of Toastmasters International and enjoys all aesthetically beautiful artifacts and visuals, nature, authoring poetry, arts and taking photographs that are used for this blog.