The Gift Of Coaching coaching Mar 02, 2022

 


I never saw myself as an athlete.  Little league was an indisputable disaster, and my confidence was shaken.  I did have a barbell and a bench and started lifting weights as a teenager.  It wasn’t a regular hobby, but I enjoyed it.  The weight lifting class in...

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Capacity For Change goals lifestyle Feb 23, 2022

 

 

“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

–Roy T. Bennett, The Light In The Heart



Before physician coaching, I did not believe that I had the capacity for change.  I would dare say that I had a relatively dismal opinion of anyone’s ability to...

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Dismantling The Critic balance Feb 16, 2022

 

 

What is this self inside us, this silent observer,

Severe and speechless critic , who can terrorize us

And urge us on to futile activity

And in the end, judge us still more severely

For the errors into which his own reproaches drove us?

--T. S. Eliot, The Elder Statesman

 

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More Than Surface Pressure balance lifestyle Feb 09, 2022

 

 

If your house is anything like mine over the last few weeks, Encanto, the latest Disney hit, has been on replay nonstop.  And while everyone else is talking about not talking about Bruno, it is another song that has captured the attention of many physicians.  For those of...

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There Is Not Better Than Here balance goals lifestyle Feb 02, 2022

 

 

 “There” is no better than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here,” you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.” 

― Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the...

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Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself balance lifestyle Jan 26, 2022

 

 

The first time I heard the phrase “shoulding all over yourself,” I laughed.  As a gastroenterologist, I have a particular affinity for poop jokes.  It might not be obvious when you read the phrase, but say it out loud, and you will hear it.  I think...

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Balance Doesn’t Mean That Everything Is Equal balance goals lifestyle Jan 20, 2022

 

 

One of the biggest struggles of my adult life has been the elusive idea of work-life balance.  It seems like a simple concept.  First, determine your priorities.  Then, live your life aligned with those priorities.  Easy peasy.  But somehow, every time I...

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Unspeakable Joy balance lifestyle Jan 05, 2022

 

Foreboding Joy.  I didn’t make it up.  In fact, I had never even heard of foreboding joy.  I had also never heard of Brené Brown, the author of Daring Greatly, where I was first introduced to the idea of foreboding joy.  If you haven’t read ...

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Negative Thoughts Are Holding You Back balance lifestyle Dec 29, 2021

 

 

I wanted to write about the power of positive thinking.  I wanted to tell you that having good thoughts can serve you.  I wanted to start by quoting Roald Dahl: "If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely."...

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Discomfort Is The Currency To Your Dreams balance goals lifestyle Dec 23, 2021

  

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The idea of leaning into discomfort is a tough one for me. I’d love to blame it on age, but I have always been this...

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Tell Me A Story balance lifestyle Dec 08, 2021

Storytime is over.  It is time to wake up!

 

What is a story? When I think of a story, I think of a fairy tale. Fiction. Made up. Entertainment.  The truth is, we tell ourselves stories every day. Narratives in our minds about who we are and what we are capable of...

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Dream Big! balance goals lifestyle Dec 02, 2021

 

Why Did We Stop Dreaming?

  

What do you want to be when you grow up?  If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?  If you could be a princess or a superhero, who would you choose?  What magical power do you wish you had?  We ask our children to...

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