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Friends,  Can we talk a bit about emotional endurance? I’ve heard this phrase popping up lately as a remedy for pandemic fatigue. I’m down with relying on a phrase to create meaning. Words help us make sense. People use words and create phrases as a way to construct meaning during times that feel out of […]

Parents

Emotional Endurance w/o Systems Change is B.S.

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Friends, I did a brave thing.  In preparing for my upcoming podcast launch, I made a list of 3 incredibly well-known physicians to invite as a special guest for a kickoff party. I was terrified because this is a new project for me and even the best of us get imposter syndrome at times. But, I’m […]

Parents

Do the brave thing

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Hey friends and colleagues,  On Thursday, I hosted a meeting for physicians regarding burnout. At one point, there were about 7 physicians and nurses on the call. That’s wonderful! And, we recorded the session so that others, who may have missed, could watch later. I’ll take seven people to help, don’t get me wrong. It’s […]

Parents

There’s not enough time

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Dear Friends and colleagues, Oh my gosh, I’m so excited to announce my VERY SPECIAL GUEST for the podcast launch party:  DR. KEN GINSBERG!!  Of course, you’ve probably heard about him, but if you’ve not, you can check him out here. Dr. Ginsberg is a pediatrician specializing in teen medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School […]

Parents

Join me and Dr. Ken Ginsberg!

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Friends and colleagues,  We have a party to plan! On August 3, our podcast, The Most Important Medicine: Responding to Trauma and Creating Resilience in Primary Care will officially launch! I cannot begin to tell you the journey my team and I have been on creating this podcast. First, I had no idea how to record and launch […]

Parents

Come Party with US!

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Friends, As of last week, we were notified that The Provider Lounge: A Learning Collaborative for Primary Care Providers to Build Resilience for Themselves and Their Patients was approved for Continuing Medical Education! As of July 2022, providers will receive 1.0 hours per month of CME from OHSU. Imagine me, doing a happy dance last […]

Providers

CME for Providers – this is a game-changer!

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I have been extremely busy lately. I don’t know about you, but it seems that kids families, and adults are more complex than we have seen as professionals in a long time. There are lots of reasons for this (I’d love to hear your hunches) but suffice to say that between COVID, isolation, distance learning, […]

Providers

Busy AND Intentional

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Friends,  A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog regarding the shootings in Uvalde, TX. So many of you responded and expressed shared sadness and heartbreak. I know we all do. And, a couple of you reached out and expressed disappointment that I had not addressed other shootings that had proceeded this one, including […]

Parents

This work is messy & I make mistakes…

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Hello Friends,  This blog comes from a newsletter from back in October 2021 that I thought I would share again with you in case you missed it! The topic is screens and kiddos — one of the most popular topics parents and providers alike come to me with questions on how to tackle. I hope the […]

Parents

Screens and Kiddos

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Dear colleagues and friends, I was on a telehealth Zoom call with a client last Tuesday afternoon when she asked, “Dr. Amy, did you hear what happened today?” I had not, having been busy in meetings all day. She began recounting details she had heard so far. At that time, 17 children and 1 teacher […]

Providers

Broken

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