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Friends, This is a quick note to all of you. During this week of gratitude and giving thanks, I wanted to give something back to all of you. Over the past many months, so many of you have reached out and trusted me with your stories of overwhelm. Stories of compassion fatigue. Stories of self-doubt, […]

Providers

Provider Edition: With Gratitude

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Friends, Holy smokes, have I got news for you. I’ve officially launched a provider-centric, incredible community gathering space to address burnout for you and build resilience for your patients. It’s called The Provider Lounge: A Community to Build Resilience. It’s part content, part community and it’s going to be fantastic and I don’t want you […]

Providers

Provider Edition: Creating community in The Provider Lounge

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Hey friends, Have you heard of the term “pacesetter?” If you’ve entered running races, swimming events, biking races, or the like, you’ve probably heard about pacesetters in that context. A pacesetter is a person who does exactly that: sets the pace for others. In a moment, I’m going to make the argument that I can […]

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Provider Edition: Find your pacesetter & a FREE workshop for you!

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Friends and Colleagues, If you read last week’s newsletter, you know that burnout is a critical theme to address in primary care. And yet, it’s quite complicated and multi-layered as well. If you haven’t read it, you can do so here. You may be asking yourself, “If I’ve identified that I’m burned out and overwhelmed, […]

Providers

Provider Edition: Can We Cure Burnout?

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Hi Friends, I know. There’s a lot of information out there regarding burnout and medical providers. As you read it, I’m sure you’re like (read with sarcasm), “No kidding, I’m burned out, thanks for the update.” Have you taken the time to inventory the degree to which you’re experiencing overwhelm? Have you thought about signs […]

Providers

Provider Edition: Beyond Burnout

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Hello Friends, Holy smokes, do I have news for you! TWO opportunities to get some support during this time of uncertainty. I know you’re all overwhelmed. I know burnout is real and fatiguing. The only way to address burnout is through connection, support, and practical tools. When we come together as a community and acknowledge how […]

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Provider Edition: Help is on the way!

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Hello Colleagues, Wow. The past few weeks have been exhausting. Or, shall we say, even more exhausting? Between returning to school, vaccine mandates and staffing shortages, not to mention increased hospitalizations due to COVID, I know so many of you feel like you’re drowning. You’re not alone. Because you’re short on time and a lengthy email […]

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Provide Edition: It feels too heavy

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Friends, I thought I’d make it easy on you as many of your patients with children, or patients who are children, have questions about returning to school this fall. Delta variants of COVID cases are rising, mask mandates are in effect, parents still linger with vaccine questions – all of this creates a bit of […]

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Provider Edition: Press the easy button

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Friends, A young nurse and I spoke recently about her experience of secondary trauma. She indicated how she’s worried about her small patients and the tiniest of errors she might make that could have life-altering results. She admitted to ruminating about drawing blood from PICC-lines, moisture in ventilators, and uninvolved parents in patient care. She […]

Providers

Provider Edition: Put down your capes

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Well, hello friends & colleagues, I thought I might take a moment to reflect on the past few weeks by reaching out to all of you with updates specifically for providers and those in the healthcare field. If you’re subscribed to my regular newsletter, then you likely hear from me weekly about parenting woes, showing […]

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Provider Edition: Two Truths

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