Finding Meaning after Loss

Most of us in healthcare are familiar with On Grief and Grieving that David Kessler wrote with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross based on Kubler-Ross’s work with the terminally ill. People experience grief much like they experience death in five stages. The stages are anger, denial, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. As David Kessler points out these stages are... Continue Reading →

A Strategic Move for Your Career

Do you have a strategy for getting what you want out of your career? When you want to achieve goals—big or small—in your career, you need a way to reach them.  Too often we, in healthcare, have a goal, but we don’t have a strategy. The goal can be one you have for yourself or... Continue Reading →

Nurture Your Creativity

Almost every one of my healthcare friends has some sort of artistic endeavor they’re passionate about. I know a pharmacist that plays Oboe professionally, a nurse that repurposes scrap metal and makes them into funky fishing rod holders. I also know a social worker that writes poetry.  You probably have a creative outlet too—something you... Continue Reading →

The 3 Question Rule

She who asks the questions, has the power. Use the power of questions to gain clarity and empathy, leading the way to stress-free work environment.

Healthy Habits Made Easier

“Do it with a good heart.” That’s something my father used to say whenever one of us kids would complain about having to do a chore. What he meant was that whatever it is you’re doing, do it with love and care. This philosophy can be applied to healthy habits. So, whether you’re making a... Continue Reading →

The Remedy for Modern Healthcare

Early in my career, I spent most of my time distributing medications. I would spend most of my day moving pills from a big bottle to a little bottle and then giving those pills to patients. Today, automation does most of this for me. I also spent a lot of my time educating patients and... Continue Reading →

Your Brain Needs a Break

You know when your body needs a break. You’re tired, weak, and exhausted. But have you ever had the feeling that it’s really not your body that needs a rest, it’s actually your brain?  Even if you take prescription medications for anxiety or depression, you still have to take care of your mind. Just like... Continue Reading →

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