Category Archives: Healthcare

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks 🦃

1. Life: I’m grateful for the life I have. I could have been born anywhere, at anytime, to anyone, and in most fortunate to have been born at this exact moment in time and space. Each day is beautiful, new, and filled with possibilities to connect and change the world.

2. Parents: Not sure how it happened, but two opposite worlds collided and brought me to life. A contrast between Caucasian and Hispanic, Mexico/Spain & Michigan, Middle Class and Poor, white and blue collar, English and Spanish. A melding of two 🌎.

3. Relationships: whether professional or personal, good or bad, all the relationships have led me to this point in being the individual I am today. Each person has taught me more of myself, the world, culture, and the ability to listen more and speak less.

4. Whisper: Each day all of us awake to that small little voice that plays like a bad commercial in our mind. A replay of why we can’t, shouldn’t, or couldn’t. The banter. In recent years I’ve learned to ignore, and instead to follow my whisper. The soft feelings in my heart that fill me in the quiet moments. In that whisper is where I find my strength, my perspective, and my own genius.

I’m thankful for everything I lost, every opportunity I have, and for the ability to connect and make ripples at the #Nof1

What are you #thankful for?

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Poor Practice

Over the past few weeks, I have observed people using various platforms to purposefully belittle others.

I feel bad. I feel bad for those who have been targeted. Some of them have amazing backgrounds. Lawyers, physicians, social workers, teachers, and officers. People who have given and sacrificed to try and make the world a little better. Better for the next person that may have to encounter a similar interaction within medicine, a diagnosis, or treatment.

I feel sorry for the people that took the time to belittle this group. Those that took a quick look, a single glance, and spent the time & attention on why they’re right, why they’re the experts, & why the other POV is invalid.

I feel sorry for the belittlers.

I feel sorry for them because they lost an opportunity. An opportunity to listen, to understand, to learn, to connect, and to lead. An opportunity to elevate another human.

I am in the practice of elevating people. People in our communities that become patients. Elevating the physicians that desire a few more minutes to deliver their best medicine. Elevating humans that want to practice the art of medicine, and deliver care at the N of 1.

Let’s lead and elevate one another at the N of 1.

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