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Hello Friends,  Well, last week’s newsletter was a hit! And so reflective for many of you. Thank you for taking the time to respond with thoughtful ideas. So many of you offered your words and contemplations regarding this activity. Here were some highlights: Pause Balance New Thoughtful Purpose Anchor Essential   I wanted to highlight one particular reflection […]

Parents

Provider Edition: So many words!

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Hello Friends, As we gingerly tip our toe into 2022, many of us vacillate between hope and skepticism. Where are you? With rates of the omicron variant skyrocketing, I understand there is a lot of unease. Maybe even frustration? Hopelessness? Overwhelm? Enter in a focusing exercise. Specifically, choosing a word or phrase to focus on for […]

Parents

Provider Edition: My Word is…

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Hello friends, I’m sitting here on this wintery day, slowing down my pace a bit between busy holidays. It is a welcome time of year for reflection, gratitude, and outlook on the new year. As I type and watch the snowfall, I am filled with immense gratitude that so many of you invite me into […]

Providers

Provider Edition: Gratitude and Outlook

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  Friends,   I was running into a clinic a few weeks ago and glanced into the passenger seat of the car next to me. This is what I saw – a bit of trash on the floor, some wrappers, and garbage of a busy driver. Something haphazardly strewn in a moment of rushing. And […]

Providers

Provider Edition: Are these your dirty dishes?

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Friends, Last week, I talked about necessary steps to engage in “Unbeautiful Self-care” and attached a piece of writing from an incredible author. If you haven’t had a chance to marinate in her words, please take the time to do so. As I’ve sat with providers, clinic leaders and medical organizations over the past many […]

Providers

Provider Edition: Here’s my list of unbeautiful self-care!

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Friends, As we enter the month of December and all-things holiday merry-making, I want to remind you that it’s ok to feel overwhelmed. Almost 2 years into a global pandemic, I know most healthcare providers are still reeling from what they’ve been through. If you’re like me, it’s as if the last two years have […]

Providers

Provider Edition: Unbeautiful Self Care

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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 […]

Providers

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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