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Savor Every Patient Experience

Savor Every Patient Experience

  How do we savor every patient experience when healthcare puts such a high value on productivity and efficiency? Savor Every Patient Experience Rushing from patient to patient robs us of the ability to appreciate the awesome privilege of helping another human...

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Be Present Where You’re At

  "I don't mind the thought of dying; I just don't want to be there when it happens." –Woody Allen A physician friend of mine is brilliant. He's a very sharp guy and a great doctor. Some say he has a photographic mind. One of the handicaps of an acute intellect...

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Are You A Great Lover?

No explanation of Christianity is complete if it fails to place love at the center. God longs for us to become like him–a great lover. Christ teaches us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, strength, and our neighbor as we love ourselves. The order is important...

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Keep Patients For Life (and sleep at night)

"It's not how many referrals you get, but how many patients you keep, that builds your practice." During an economic downturn, like we're in now, most therapists focus on getting new referrals. But the problem with "getting more patients" is that it's time-consuming...

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A Shift Happened

Twenty-five years ago, I met with a mentor who was a survivor of the same cancer as me for consolation and advice. At the moment, what he told me seemed blunt and unempathetic. (He was a college middle linebacker.) He told me that how I responded to this trial would...

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Putting Your Life Back Together

Putting Your Life Back Together

  "Picture three boxes: order, disorder, reorder. If you read the great myths of the world and the great religions, that's the normal path of transformation."     -Richard Rohr   Has your practice and personal rhythm been blown apart by the pandemic? Second...

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Feeling Anxious–Try Surrender

Feeling Anxious–Try Surrender

Instinctively, letting go of control, especially amid an invisible threat, seems the most dangerous choice to make. Life brings many opportunities for the ego to learn surrender–the current coronavirus virus pandemic being one of them. My first reaction to unwelcome...

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Free Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis

Free Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis

  I hope you are well and holding up during this time of uncertainty. Many of us are adjusting to drastically reduced caseloads, paychecks, AND having our kids at home too. It’s definitely a balancing act! I’m encouraged by the sense of community that I’m...

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Lockdown Or Love

Lockdown Or Love

Thinking of you all. I'd like to share a timely reflection from Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM,. I pray that you'll be encouraged by his wonderful words in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. Lockdown Yes there is fear.Yes there is isolation.Yes there is panic buying.Yes...

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Carrying A Heavy Load?

Carrying A Heavy Load?

"Hi, I'm Paul. I am a recovering overachiever." Richard Rohr says that there is one universal addiction–we are all addicted to our way of thinking. I've met a lot of therapists who are overachievers. Who are locked into their own way of thinking. It takes a certain...

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Being a Therapist is Dangerous to Your Health

Being a Therapist is Dangerous to Your Health

I'm sure you know of many people suffering the consequences of receiving minimal care or none at all. Recent Democratic debates have focused a lot on providing healthcare to the poorest of the poor. This being said, there hasn't been enough attention paid to the...

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Kobe’s Mamba Mentality-The Shadow Side

Kobe’s Mamba Mentality-The Shadow Side

  Kobe Bryant's legacy is on display throughout the world since the news broke of his untimely death. People have been processing their own mortality in light of what Kobe Bryant stood for. Me too. One thing that everyone can agree upon was his positive "Mamba...

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Time to Press Pause

Time to Press Pause

Each new year brings a renewed enthusiasm to make this year–the absolute best year ever. Goal-setting methods, books, and planners abound. Choose a guru, write down your goals, get an accountability partner, and you're off to the races. But if you're not watchful,...

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Do You Want 2020 Vision This Year?

Do You Want 2020 Vision This Year?

  I couldn't resist the opportunity to use a 2020 riff at least once this year. For most of us, 2020 is a turning point — the start of a new year, a new decade, and perhaps with new clarity or vision. Unless we pause to reflect, we may not recognize the times...

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The 10 Person Rule: How Focusing on Less Helps You Do More

The 10 Person Rule: How Focusing on Less Helps You Do More

  What would your practice look like if you made a goal to have a significant impact on 10 people? How would the focus of your work change if you weren't allowed to help everyone? Which someones would you help? Who knows you might end up doing what you are on...

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Gratitude Changes Things

Gratitude Changes Things

  It doesn't matter what country or background you come from... Gratitude creates change. "One of them, when he realized he was healed, turned around, and came back, shouting his gratitude...so grateful. He couldn't thank him enough–and he was a Samaritan. Luke...

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500 Loyal Patients

500 Loyal Patients

  This post is unusual, made up of an adaptation of a pivotal piece by Kevin Kelly, the co-founder of WIRED magazine, called “1,000 True Fans”.  I've changed some of the wording for a cash practice startup. Enjoy!   500 Loyal Patients   To be a successful...

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What’s Your Professional Time Worth?

What’s Your Professional Time Worth?

  Knowing what your time is worth is essential if you want to achieve your professional and personal goals.  To be honest with you, most therapists I talk to are in the dark regarding a realistic hourly rate.  Most of us have a gut feeling that we are not paid...

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