Mindfulness

A Creative Path to Assuaging Grief: Loose Ends

Knitters, sewers, weavers, and others offer their skills to bring solace and comfort. “Loose Ends aims to ease grief, create community, and inspire generosity by matching volunteer handwork finishers with projects people have left unfinished due to death or disability. https://www.looseendsproject.org/

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Self-reflection: A Vital Practice

Create Space In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” -Albert Camus Value Your Story “Reflective thinking turns experience into insight” -John C. Maxwell Shape Your Path “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” -Buddha Reflection is neither optional nor

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Courageous Conversations

“….my understanding is that the first step to take in having a real conversation is simply to stop having the one that you are having now.By definition the courageous conversation is the conversation that you’re not having nowand also, by definition the courageous conversation is the one that you don’t want to haveand the courageous

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Misalignment of Values: The Canary in the Mine

Discovering the profound dissonance between their values and those expressed, overtly or covertly, by their workplace is a common theme with many of my physician clients. Initially, they may experience a degree of relief at recognizing that this conflict underlies much of the frustration, anger, anxiety and even sadness that they are experiencing with their

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The Transformative Skill of Receiving Feedback Well

I was so infuriated by a client’s emotional account as a recipient of lousily delivered feedback, that I immediately began to pen a blog on the inadequacies of feedback. This has long been an area of concern in medicine, given that feedback provides the backbone of how we learn. Concerns range from feedback underuse (sometimes

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Physicians: Are you designing your career or is it designing you?

Have you thought about this question? At some point in our careers some form of this question will probably arise. Ideally, it would be something that we might reflect upon before we are in crisis. For years, we as physicians are focused on acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to practice our profession. Skills that

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