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The right time: a physician coach suggests we open our minds to new possibilities for ourselves

Years ago we considered whether our just-5-year-old daughter should start kindergarten or wait until she was older. “She’ll be one of the youngest in her class,” warned the teacher. The school prided itself on rigorous academics and kindergarten had a … Continue reading

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The Gift of Unhappiness: A Physician Coach suggests we get better at feeling, not just at feeling better

Many years ago I saw a patient who was anxious about undergoing treatment. She came in wearing boxer shorts purchased by her son that were intended to help her have a lighter attitude – they had yellow smiley faces on … Continue reading

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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 does NO make possible? – a physician coach examines options

NO The very sound of the word implies selfishness. Disapproval. Deprivation. Not many positive emotions or ideas seem to result from saying no. So, let’s change that, shall we? Many of us have difficulty saying no, even when we don’t want … 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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How are we each good? A physician coach debunks “better”

There we sat: 32 accomplished professionals from around the world.  Physicians, human resource professionals, career counselors, organizational development specialists, coaches – even 3 police officers.  Each day of our recent training in the Myers-Briggs personality inventory assessment ended with a quiz.  As the … Continue reading

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Speaking up – an important service to society in the eyes of a physician coach

On a recent trip, I volunteered to help with physicals for some aspiring baseball players. Part of the evaluation was asking each person if he used smokeless tobacco, an unfortunately common habit among baseball players. Surprisingly, a good number acknowledged they did. … Continue reading

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