The World Needs the Real You

The world needs all of you, the real you, not just some version of yourself that you want them to see. Unfortunately, I did not gain full clarity of this seemingly obvious fact until recently....

My Childless Life

This blog has nothing to do with dentistry. It has everything to do with being a woman. I am 46 years old and I am a childless woman. The possibilities of me carrying a child...

Toothlife: A hygienists dream to build her own studio

As a pre-law student and tennis player, Irene Iancu never planned to go into dentistry. Getting hurt on the tennis court, combined with other life changes, lead her to the field of dental hygiene....

Girl , Know Your Worth!

“Self-worth comes from ONE thing – thinking that you are worthy.”  --Wayne Dyer I always root for the underdog. From the womb, I think I had this empathic nature of just knowing and relating to...

SpouseTales Snippet 6: “But, you’re not that spouse.”

“But, you’re not that spouse.” He actually said this. Recently in a meeting with a dental entrepreneur and multiple business owner, the label of "dental spouse" came up as it often does. What I realized...

Marriage 2.0

The funniest question we get is “You did what?” The funniest response is “I could never do that!” Someone even thought I was crazy enough to marry my brother (Zost & Zost)….not really, but...

Never Underestimate The Power of a Grieving Mother

On September 21, 2015, my life forever changed. At 4:00 a.m. I was awakened by the police at my door informing me that my son Sean was dead. He died of an opioid overdose. I waited...
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Life is Long. Take time to Dilly-Dally.

On my coworker’s office wall lives a sign that says “Life short, there’s no time to dilly dally.”  I’ve lived by this creed my entire life. Rushing to get from one place to the...
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It Can Happen to Anyone [Even Dentists]

You know it's happened to {nearly} every one of us. I'm talking about the #metoo movement. Most women have experienced some sort of negative treatment in their lives just due to the fact that...

The Transformation of a Lifetime

6:00 a.m., the alarm rang. Yet again, this middle-aged dental office manager struggled out of bed to make her way to the bathroom to start her morning. She was suffering. Looking in the mirror...

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