https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjc19AijXD8 The other day, one of the pharmacists I work with was waiting on a patient. This patient, Mr G, became angry about the price of his prescription. He swore at the pharmacist, called him a nose hole and said, “Pluck you!” as he walked away.* The pharmacist thinks that Mr. G. is the real … Continue reading 4 Steps To Resolve Conflict
For the past few decades, I’ve celebrated Hanukkah. I’ve always thought of Hanukkah as the season for miracles. But it doesn’t feel right to try to take on “miracles” in a blog post at this time. Instead, since the word “Hanukkah” in Hebrew means “dedication,” let’s see what that word could mean for you at … Continue reading The Importance of Dedication
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myVbUlNHWsg Has anyone ever told you that you’re too hard on yourself? Do you hold yourself to impossible standards? Do you replay your mistakes over and over again in your head? While it’s good to have high standards and hold yourself accountable, beating yourself up can be counterproductive. Positive self-talk is an important part of … Continue reading The Healthy Alternative to Negative Self Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9boU73EBRo I once worked with a shaman who often said, “The mind is a hunter, give it something good to hunt.” By this she meant, if you don’t control your mind, it will control you. A runaway mind contributes to anxiety and fear. Using rituals that focus your mind gives you more control over what … Continue reading Self Care Rituals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WtbyOeBb9w One day early on in my community pharmacy career, I helped someone select a sleeping pill in the over the counter aisle (OTC) in the pharmacy. He had chosen a purple box with “ZzzzQuil” in bold white letters in the center. Over the Zzzz’s, there was a feather-shaped like a crescent moon with stars … Continue reading Is Marketing Making You Sick?
The modern medicine woman takes the best of science and nature to provide wisdom, insight and advice. The best leaders have had their share of struggles- physical, mental, and spiritual. These are the very things that make them great leaders. You’ve got to take care of yourself if you want to keep doing your good … Continue reading Beyond the Pharmacy Counter