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How to Eliminate Disappointment and Heartbreak

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“He cheated on me. I've been through anger and grief. Now I am feeling intense pain, like a knife being twisted in my heart.” ~Anonymous Facebook Post A broken heart is probably one of the most painful experiences this life has to offer.…

Mother's Day

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So, today I reflect on Mother’s Day, an annual day of recognition and celebration. First, I’ve got to note that I am a mom of three wonderful children, now all young adults.  I fully recognize that being a mom is probably one of the most…

Conformance and Judgment

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On the day after Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer, thoughts come to mind. Not just about what feelings Bruce has had to live with throughout her life, but about conformance, judgment and labeling. It’s really quite simple.…

Self Imposed Limitations

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I've been saying for years now, “Learn what you need to know so you can enjoy life”, and although I've been a huge advocate for learning, I've also been struggling with this HUGE concept. Throughout my journey developing the idea behind…

Nobody Wins -- BUT, We all CAN

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When things happen in my own personal experience, it sets a fertile environment for me to start thinking.  I have a habit of analyzing everything, probably a result of working in the field of quality improvement for many years. I believe…

Are You Ready to Change?

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Something I’ve identified in my lifetime doing quality improvement and providing education to different groups of people regarding life situations (for example, I recently have been lecturing on diabetes prevention) is the concept of forever…

2015 – Whatcha Gonna Do With It?

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As I sit here on New Year’s Day eating a piece of leftover coffee cake (thank you to Carmela), I reflect on the pressure we find ourselves in to set “resolutions”. On New Year’s we feel obligated to “start over”, to reflect on…

Responsibility and Our Own Actions

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With the risk of making people angry at me, I felt compelled to write this article.  It’s not intended to insult anyone but to make people THINK on their own and to stop casting blame.  Guess what?  WE are part of every situation and…

Congrats on Building Your Dream!

I woke up to this message on my LinkedIn this morning. "Congrats on Building Your Dream".  What better way to start the day? Yes, I do believe I've "built my dream".  I'll explain. As many of you know, I've worked in healthcare since 1987,…