When the Flame Starts to Flicker

When the Flame Starts to Flicker

Kim Lewis recently invited me to post a piece on burnout on her excellent website for speech-language pathologists, Activitytailor.com. I’m sharing it with you now. No matter what your working day looks like, this information can help you make it[...]

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Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone

The first time I did a modified barium swallow evaluation as a newly minted speech-language pathologist, I was so nervous that I didn’t sleep the night before. I walked from the parking lot into Radiology, hands shaking and mentally going[...]

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The Best Gift

“Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn. When my son, Douglas, was four, his preschool teacher dropped a nugget of gold in my lap that[...]

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A Happy Habit

     How do you respond when someone shares good news with you? Your response might predict the longevity and happiness of your relationship.      At The Habits of Happy People, a recent conference presented by Jaime Kurtz, Ph.D, I gathered[...]

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GOOOAAL!

In our household, we are feeling an empty spot that was once filled by World Cup Football – soccer to us Americans. And no wonder. Coverage for the once-every-four years tournament ran from Thursday, June 12th until the finals, Sunday,[...]

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Courage, Heart, and the Inner Voice

Today is Memorial Day here in the United States. While the rest of my family loaded the minivan for an early morning of surfing at the beach, I attended Gabrielle Gerard’s yoga class at my favorite place on earth to[...]

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