Aronson is a doctor, writer, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She has received a MacDowell fellowship, the Sonora Review prize, and four Pushcart nominations. She has also been recognized with a Gold Professorship for Humanism, the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, and the American Geriatrics Society Geriatrician of the Year award. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and New England Journal of Medicine. She cares for older patients in San Francisco and directs UCSF Health Humanities.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS