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  Friends and colleagues, I cannot begin to tell you how much it’s meant to get connected with you, individually. So many of you took advantage of “Let’s Connect!” that I had to open more spots. Happily, I did so and I’m booked up again. I’ve heard about your families, your concerns, helped with scripts […]

Parents

Dr. Amy’s Provider Retreat

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Wow – the number of companies hiring wellness coordinators, Chief People Officers, and community wellbeing advisors & coaches portrays the great need in our communities for addressing multiple layers of overwhelm in the workspace. We are TIRED. So, I’m making today’s blog short and sweet by asking you one question… What is the cure to […]

Providers

Provider Edition: Have you been on Linkedin lately?

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A Short Story The other night, during the middle of spring break, in what I thought portrayed a wonderful pause from school and other obligations, I found my daughter tearful. Central Oregon was our backdrop, a beautiful rented home, and lots to do. But sadness engulfed her. I placed a hand on her shoulder and […]

Providers

The Importance of Connection

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Hello friends, I hope this message finds you well. And I hope I’m going to see you tomorrow night at our free workshop: Am I doing enough? Addressing Moral Distress Amongst Providers. Moral Distress & Poetry Did you know that April is national poetry month? This might not seem related to moral distress, but hang in […]

Providers

A Script in Your Back Pocket

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I don’t know about you, but fatigue is real. As if there wasn’t enough to overwhelm us, it seems like the collective world stress is unrelenting. Are you tired? What kind of tired? Emotional/Mental exhaustion – feeling “all the feels” and absorbing pain. Emotional exhaustion occurs when we experience fatigue from being emotionally overloaded. Our pain, […]

Providers

Three Kinds of Tired

Fatigued?

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Hello friends and colleagues, I was recently doing some deep introspection about “being cared for” as I continue to research and create ideas around ways to respond to moral distress for providers. If you already know this is you or a colleague you love, please sign up for my free workshop at the end of the month […]

Providers

Your Only Job

Your Only Job

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Hello Colleagues, I write this with a heavy heart and am inspired by the critical work that needs to be done. I spoke with a provider recently who has lost six patients – SIX – in the past several months. Another I work with is still having panic attacks before going into the clinic, almost […]

Providers

A FREE Workshop for YOU!

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Friends and Colleagues, I want to tell you a vulnerable story. One that might help you compartmentalize some of the ongoing stress we’re experiencing. If the story is relatable to you, I hope it helps. My son is 15 – he’s kind, funny, smart, and outspoken. He’s always had a strong constitution and he does […]

Parents

I Want To Tell You a Vulnerable Story.

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Hey colleagues, I want to paint a picture for you. Think back to December (I know that feels like eons ago for most of you). It’s the holiday season, and I celebrate Christmas. So, most of December presents a flood of plans, preparation, decorating, meal-making, cookie-baking, present-wrapping and mayhem. On top of that, #COVID pandemic, […]

Providers

I Want to Paint a Picture For You

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Hey Friends, I’ve gotten so many amazing, thoughtful messages regarding words of the new year and ground rules for 2022. Thank you for taking the time to respond and share your insights. If you missed those blogs, you can find them here. As we move into February, a relatively short month after the year of January, […]

Providers

It’s ‘OK’ to be Joyful Amidst Despair

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