Category Archives: mindfulness

It Just Takes a Moment…a Physician Coach’s simple suggestion for a richer life

“Stop.  Just for a moment.” In our busier-than-we-want lives, how often do we actually stop?  To breathe, to notice what’s around us, to take in how we’re feeling?  When our yoga instructor asked us to stop, I realized it was the … Continue reading

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What do you want in your suitcase?

It’s been a busy few months, full of several wonderful trips.  French Polynesia where we were rained on daily; hot, sunny Dominican Republic; Mammoth Mountain and its crisp days; and Philadelphia with bitter cold and wind.  For each trip, I packed the same … Continue reading

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Looking back to move forward in an intentional way – how to jumpstart physician coaching for 2015

Wow – 2014 sure went by fast, don’t you think? A wise, Native American Shaman once told me that her people believe time is actually speeding up.  Certainly, as the years go by, the time in front of us feels shorter … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Show Up – a physician coach’s perspective

A friend of mine was chastised through her childhood for being too enthusiastic – “people aren’t like that,” she was told.  Instead, she was encouraged to “tone it down,” which apparently made those around her feel more comfortable.  Another friend is committed to … Continue reading

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Physics yesterday – a physician coach declutters

We are moving – again.  As a friend pointed out, it gives us the opportunity to clear out more things that we no longer use. Our problem is that we are so emotionally tied to many of those outdated things … Continue reading

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Let’s talk friends, again: a physician coach’s RX for a happier life

Recently I wrote about Facebook friends and suggested that we each make some time to contact those people who are our real friends. This suggestion was based on data that shows that those with friends and support systems live longer and … Continue reading

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Facebook friends: a physician coach’s RX for a happier life

Several years ago, I was involved in a program with participants located around the globe. Wanting to create opportunities for connection, the group decided to form a Facebook page – a private web page on which only we could place … Continue reading

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Aim in front of the ball – a physician coach’s perspective

On a recent trip to Newport RI, we took a golf lesson.  I admire instructors who are able to observe a student and understand exactly what needs to change.  It’s usually a very small aspect of what we’re doing, but they pick … Continue reading

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Make the right thing easy – a physician coach looks at change

During the decade in which I tried, in vain, to become a competent horsewoman, I had the good fortune to work with a smart, experienced horse trainer.  In her beautiful North Carolina drawl, Debbie told me to lift the reins and put pressure … Continue reading

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Tired of Conflict? A physician coach suggests commitment, acceptance and alignment

We live in an atmosphere of perpetual conflict that seems unsolvable and growing by the week. Military conflicts continue to escalate around the world.  Our government is ineffectual, as neither side wants to work together to find solutions. There are many … Continue reading

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