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 →

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 →

Today is a Great Day to Reconnect

Over Memorial Day weekend I was able to reconnect with someone from high school. I hadn’t seen him since the ‘80s, and it was fun to catch up. At some point in our trip down memory lane, I asked him about his only sibling, his sister. The mood went from light to serious as he... 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 →

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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