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Hey Friends, Let me be straight with you. I really despise dust & dirt. So, being hot and standing outside in addition to dust and dirt feels pretty miserable. Now add horses, manure, sweating, setting up tents and pens and standing with a horse in hand for what feels like hours…It leads me to wonder […]

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Living through our kids

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Hey friends, I hope this message finds you well. I’m already loving the back-to-school pictures so many of you have posted. If you missed last week’s newsletter regarding giving each other grace as we return to school, you can find it here. I recently got home from a week in the Midwest. I grew up […]

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Good neighbor fences

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Friends, I know things seem overwhelming right now. What we wouldn’t give for some semblance of normal – schlepping kids out for school shopping (sans masks), buying all the supplies, and wrapping up summer vacays. Instead, Delta variants of COVID cases are rising, mask mandates are in effect, and many parents still linger with vaccine […]

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You can do this

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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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Press the Easy Button

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Friends, This newsletter is late getting to my team. It’s 9:45 on Sunday night and I should have had it to them on Friday. Sigh. And then tonight, at 7pm, when I sat down to write this (still late) everything (and every person) in my house fell apart. I was going to write a fabulous […]

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Brutal Honesty

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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 […]

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Put down your capes

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Hey Friends, Happy Summer – I feel like it’s in full swing with endless days of sunshine. I’m not complaining because this Midwest girl often misses endless days of sunshine between November and March in the Pacific Northwest. I want to talk to you today about a pretty simple, but not easy, concept. “What vs. […]

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What vs. How

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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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TWO TRUTHS

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Hello Friends, So last week, I talked a great deal about vulnerability risks. If you missed it, here it is. I heard from several of you who said things like, “I forwarded this to ‘my Alyson’ and thanked her,” or “I need to find ‘an Alyson’.” I love hearing from you and always love to read your […]

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Encouraging Authenticity

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  Hey Friends, This blog is specifically for my friends and colleagues who wear all-the-hats and worry that risks of vulnerability and imperfections may lead to rejection, shame or judgement. Tread lightly friends, this is about to get real. “My brokenness is a better bridge for people than my pretend wholeness ever was.” ~ Sheila […]

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Vulnerability Risks

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