“A man walks down the street, he says ‘why am I soft in the middle now. Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard.’ ” Paul Simon from the song: “You Can Call Me Al” Here’s A great question: How do you survive at work as an adult? The guy does everything he can to be nice, play fair, and work within the system, and before he […]
You primary responsibility as a health care professional is to heal thyself first. Your single most important asset is your ability to earn an income and to opportunity share your gifts with the world. Allowing yourself to become fatigued and burnt out is in effect stealing for your circle of influence, those you were meant to serve, and the people who love you.
“I takes a lot of energy to be negative. You have to work at it. But smiling is painless. I’d rather spend my energy smiling.” Eric Davis “I’m completely fascinated by your attitude” I told him with great enthusiasm. “You don’t like it?” he shot back with a sly smile. “Oh, I like it Ed. In fact, I LOVE it! You are completely contagious” I replied after watching him meet and greet every person in […]
In the medical profession we always think of high-blood pressure as “the silent killer” but truth be known, it isn’t. High-blood pressure is the result of the real silent killer which is what I like to call “absorption of secondary stress”. What this means is that everyday, all-day we are taking in the stress of the world, insane amounts of bad news, and other people’s drama. In 2008, my life was in a very dark […]
Goodness knows that a health care professional’s greatest area of struggle comes in the heat of the moment. At times, in my life anyway, the stress has mounted to the point where I wasn’t sure I could even make it through my shift. I remember one year, it was the day after Labor Day, and our pharmacy filled more than double the amount of prescriptions that we were used to filling and it felt like […]