I Can

Nan Toskey, MEDIA Artist

A visual exploration of the poem “Variation on a Theme by Rilke” by Denise Levertov

A certain day became a presence to me;
there it was, confronting me–a sky, air, light:
a being. And before it started to descend
from the height of noon, it leaned over
and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword, granting me
honor and a task. The day’s blow
rang out, metallic–or it was I, a bell awakened,
and what I heard was my whole self
saying and singing what it knew: I can.

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Through Resilient Eyes

Nan Toskey – Producer, Videographer, Editor

Allina Health patient story highlighting the preventative and proactive care approach of an Advanced Care Team in the Clinic setting.

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Nan Toskey – Video Interviewer & Editor | Produced by Allina Media Services

Video shown at Mercy Hospital all employee meeting followed by leadership discussion on workplace resiliance.

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RINGS Research

Nan Toskey, Director & Editor | Produced by Minneapolis VA Health Care Media Services

RINGS Research segment excerpt from the Minneapolis VA Health Care “Excellence through Learning, Discovery, and Best Practice”. RINGS stands for “Readiness & Resilience of National Guard Soldiers”. This groundbreaking PTSD research studied the largest deployment of Minnesota National Guard Soldiers before, during, and after deployment. The Minneapolis VA Health Care System Research Program is one of the largest and most active research programs in the VA health care system.

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