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Be responsible for the energy you bring into the room

Energy in InteractionLast week was well….a challenge. There were some lows- Not feeling great but still wanting to be professional, friendly and helpful to patients and some paperwork processing problems. There were also some highs- an entire day of extremely happy cataract surgery patients and my son’s 6th birthday party.

So my team and I rode the ups and downs. Which I suppose is how life really is.

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Book Announcement: Energy Boost: How to Manage Your Energy and Maximize Your Potential

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Writing a book has been a dream of mine for a number of years. I have a passion for expressing my ideas in the written form. It just always seemed that after I completed everything I had to do for the day there was little time or energy for my passions.

I can hardly believe I’m finally announcing this, but I am thrilled to say I finally did it! I’ve written a book called the Energy Boost: How to Manage Your Energy and Maximize Your Potential and I used the principles you’ll learn in the book to give me the Energy to actually get the book completed.

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May Article Highlights

I truly believe that readers are leaders and I do my best to keep up with the latest news, studies and blogs. My interests range from positive psychology, health research, business tips to general self-help advice.

I come across so many informative and interesting posts on social media and in my RSS reader. I share them on my own Twitter and Facebook pages and have also collected some of the best posts and given you short summaries of the articles in a monthly highlights post.

In this month’s highlights there are articles on:
America’s Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted
The Confidence Gap
Male Executives Don’t Feel Guilt, See Work-Life Balance as a Women’s Problem
The Sleep Doctor
A Potential Cure for Jet Lag
An emerging treatment plan for chronic pain
And many more….

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May Medical Article Highlights

As health-care professionals, we know the importance of continuing education.

In addition to keeping up with my Ophthalmology journals I’m also interested in improving patient care, streamlining efficiency and the latest medical breakthroughs.

I come across so many informative and interesting posts on social media and in my RSS reader. I share them on my own Twitter and Facebook pages and have also collected some of the best posts and given you short summaries of the articles in a monthly highlights post.

In this month’s highlights there are articles on:
The Importance of Checklists
The Best Way to Choose Residents
A potential cure for jet lag and night shift workers
Misleading Doctor Ratings
And more…

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Stress Management Tips

Portrait of tired young business woman with laptop computer at tDo you ever think you have it all together …until you don’t. Do you ever feel like things are going smoothly and then life gets in the way. Do you ever feel on top of the world and then something happens that breaks your heart or stretches you to the brink emotionally? The last couple of weeks of my life has been like this.

Everything was going along well and then my mother in law suffered a massive bleed to the brain and the week dramatically changed course. My husband and I tried to spread our time between work, being there for our son and being with her at the hospital. The stress level was running high, and to be honest still is. Sadly, she recently passed away.

Now the stress is different but still very real.  As I was dragging my way through the last couple of weeks I thought about how I could set myself up to better handle the stress.

5 Stress Management Tips

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A Bittersweet Mother’s Day

mothers-day Mother’s Day can be such a bittersweet time. It is a special day to celebrate our mothers, but for those of us who have lost our mothers, did not have a caring mother, or have not been able to experience the joys of motherhood despite trying it can be a painful reminder.

This Mother’s Day will be my third year without my beloved mom and my sixth as a mother myself. I miss my mom everyday but there are certain days like her birthday, Christmas and Mother’s day where her absence is felt more strongly.

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