“A man walks down the street, he says ‘why am I soft in the middle now. Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard.’ ” Paul Simon from the song: “You Can Call Me Al” Here’s A great question: How do you survive at work as an […]
The attainment of inner peace should be the number one goal of the health care provider. It is only when we take proper care of ourselves that we begin to overflow to the point that we are effective with our patient’s, family, and friends. Life is hard and we must take refuge within the safe confines of our divine spirit so that we can carry out our missions and achieve a manful existence.
“I takes a lot of energy to be negative. You have to work at it. But smiling is painless. I’d rather spend my energy smiling.” Eric Davis “I’m completely fascinated by your attitude” I told him with great enthusiasm. “You don’t like it?” he shot back with a sly smile. “Oh, I like it Ed. […]
“I am an old man and I have worried much about things that have never happened.” Mark Twain In 1990, the year I received my pharmacist’s license, there was no such word as compliance. HIPPA did not even exist. Medicine policed itself based on high moral and ethical standards. Obviously things have changed. As a […]
“Evil is alive and well in the modern world, and it comes in the form of perpetual dissatisfaction.” Corey Jahnke “Everything sucks!” he blurted out in a fit of frustration. The question I had asked was “How was your weekend my friend?” “Everything?” With a smile, I playfully asked question number two. “It’s like this” […]
In “The Successful Thinker” Otis has an encounter with a unique individual. Marsha his coworker is confused by the way Otis interacts with the gentleman and learns an interesting lesson about Brain ANTs and the 5 ways to avoid them!
Juѕt the words ‘іnnеr реасе’ іѕ nice tо thіnk about. They brіng uр fееlіngѕ оf саlm, rеlаxаtіоn, and happiness. It is hаrd to іmаgіnе there іѕ a реrѕоn оn this planet that doesn’t еnjоу the feeling оf having truе inner peace. Evеrуоnе gеtѕ there frоm tіmе to time, but who wоuldn’t like tо fееl that […]
The operational definition of irony exists for the provider who loses his cool. Great internal conflict is created whenever we scar the very people we care most about. Unfortunately, life as a human being is a messy business. We can learn how to reinvent ourselves as the calm, collected care giver that we originally set […]
What most providers fail to realize is that they have let circumstances push, shove, or even nudge them off course for what they set out to do in the first place. Obviously, no one got into medicine so that they could get to go to war with the bureaucrats, the drama queens, and the policy […]
In the medical profession we always think of high-blood pressure as “the silent killer” but truth be known, it isn’t. High-blood pressure is the result of the real silent killer which is what I like to call “absorption of secondary stress”. What this means is that everyday, all-day we are taking in the stress of […]
Goodness knows that a health care professional’s greatest area of struggle comes in the heat of the moment. At times, in my life anyway, the stress has mounted to the point where I wasn’t sure I could even make it through my shift. I remember one year, it was the day after Labor Day, and […]