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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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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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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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Hello Friends, Yes, I know this is late. I mean, it’s February now and if I was on my “A-game” I would have sent this to all of you in December. But COVID. And Holidays. And my kids returned to distance learning for 10 days. And, if I really practice some self-compassion, it’s ok to […]

Providers

Ground Rules for 2022

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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 […]

Providers

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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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

Unbeautiful Self Care

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Hello Friends, I just returned from a few days away. If you’re like me, it feels like you pay a high price to take a vacation. You’re swamped with work prior, organizing kids, creating order in your home, and checking to be sure clients/patients will be ok. Then, after your return, you can anticipate hours of […]

Parents

It’s OK to take a break

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