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Phil’s Camino

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A Stage Four cancer diagnosis in 2011 completely changes Phil Volker’s life, an islander from Vashon, WA. His regular cancer treatments upend his plan to walk El Camino de Santiago. Instead, he creates a path behind his house through the forest and pastures of the land surrounding his house. He walks the 500 miles of …

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Wisdom @Work- The Making of a Modern Elder

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“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”  Lao- Tzu Chinese philosopher We acquire knowledge and experience as we progress through our lives and careers. It is not a shiny object that we decide to pursue and check off our list of achievements. Instead, developing wisdom is a process …

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A Physician Who Thinks Like a Gardener

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“We don’t need to remake our health-care system or rebuild it from the ground up. We don’t need to do very much. It’s pretty simple, quite attainable. Just an added perspective and a change of pace.” Victoria Sweet PhD, MD (physician, historian, author) What is the practice of “Slow Medicine”? This movement began in Italy, …

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Concept Of Communication

Are You Sure You Are Having a Conversation?

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“Most of us don’t listen with the intent to understand. We listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen Covey (American educator, businessman and author) A moment of magic occurs when you know that someone is truly listening to you. Their body language, their eyes, their focus and above all, sometimes, their silence create engagement. Intense …

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What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us About Healing

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“The ancient Greeks knew that there had to be a time and place for people who had experienced violence and death to be given permission and empowered to acknowledge their emotions, collectively as a community.” “The word amphitheater in ancient Greek means the ‘the place where we see in both directions.’ In the amphitheater, I …

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Physician Mindset

Mindset Matters

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When Ross Bentley, a retired Indy car driver and world-renowned car racing coach discovered the work of Carol Dweck, an eminent Stanford psychologist, who has spent years studying human motivation, he was elated to find her research confirmed what he had discerned in his years of coaching race car drivers. Dr. Dweck has determined that …

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Physician Daily Compass

How To Set A Powerful Heading On Your Daily Compass

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Imagine designing your own compass, where you replace the cardinal directions with a word, a person or a phrase that illustrates the “direction” that you plan to use as your heading for that day. How often do we begin each day without having made these conscious choices about how we are going to approach the …

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Physician: Know Your Own Story

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Listening to and acknowledging the stories that patients narrate represents an intrinsic part of the interaction between doctor and patient. Telling their story allows a patient “to be heard’-“to be seen”. When a patient reveals their story a moment of trust, vulnerability and connection has been created. Through these stories an opportunity has arisen to …

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Using Creativity to Change the World

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