The Beauty of Broken

Friends were coming for dinner. I enjoy entertaining so I went about my preparations, humming as I went along. The afternoon flowed smoothly, but anyone who has entertained knows the last few moments before...

Live Out Loud

“Live out loud!” is a popular saying thrown around like verbal confetti. But what exactly does it mean? According to pop culture, it means living your life with sass, spice, and flare. Urban dictionary...

The Tradition of Gratitude

As we wind up a year of unprecedented uncertainty, I’ve clung to the comfort found in tradition. Tradition brings us together, albeit this year virtually, and nothing brings us together like expressed gratitude. In light...

The Power Behind Your Calling

I was raised as a preacher’s kid in a growing area of Columbus, Ohio. Being the oldest of four, I quickly learned to take the lead. It also helped that our home was a...
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Perspective

The air was brisk and the climb was steep. They are experienced hikers, and welcomed the opportunity to drink in the sights and sounds of nature, burning a few extra holiday calories, to boot....
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The Resolution Of A Lifetime

An Unanswered Prayer After graduating from Marquette University in 2007, the job market was obsolete. I remember sending my portfolio, resume, and cover letter to over 100 businesses upon graduation, with no avail. As I...
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We Learn From Many Masters

Foreword Twenty-five years ago, I wrote an article entitled “We Learn from Many Masters.” It was about how, as clinicians, we must bring our hearts and our souls into our work with patients. I had...
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Ask For It

Christmas morning had arrived and there it was – the Kodak Brownie camera I had longed for as a little girl. The only problem was that my sister had opened it. The camera was...
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Balance, Boundaries & Burnout

Recently I happened upon a show with one of those jugglers that managed to keep six, seven, eight, nine balls in the air. He juggled faster and faster while going from standing, to sitting...

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