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Self-Awareness

Self Awareness   Self Awareness is one of those ‘things’ that seems pretty simple, but in practice is actually somewhat difficult. Some people like Gary Vaynerchuk (he’s just more vocal about it) seem to have an innate ability to sense where they are internally and know how to steer themselves without hesitation. Most of us have difficulty staying focused on a task never mind having a refined internal compass that points true north! I’ve been a respiratory therapist for 7 years. Throughout that time I’ve been confronted with challenges that have pushed me into some very interesting places. I remember[…]

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Got Leadership?

Leadership Leadership is an important part of our lives yet how often is it spoken about among people on the street? We almost never mention it in health care unless we talk about a leader in a specific line of care, not someone that leads per their example. People all have the potential to be a leader. Whether they decide to develop it or not is a whole other article. There are actually hundreds, if not thousands, of books out there for people to learn from. Do they do it? NO!! Why? Lead Your Own Path, Be Your Own Leader What[…]

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Journey: A Love Story

Journey: A Love Story Respiratory Therapy I remember the day I heard the two words that have shaped my life thus far. “Respiratory Therapist” is what my teacher said. I immediately raised my hand and asked what that was. I had never heard of them on TV, no one in town had mentioned them, and I had never been sick enough to possibly see one myself. They were like a shining unicorn in the night, only glimpsed briefly through the trees. As my teacher, her name escapes me now, explained what the profession was all about I immediately knew what[…]

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Purging

Life Will Find a Way This past week has been filled with life and death. Reflection and contemplation. I wanted to bring this to people’s attention, because no matter how bad you may feel, no matter how horrible things seem to be there will always be a greater or equal good that comes into your life. I believe those words, many do not. Why do I believe in them? I have personally experienced hardships that have pushed me. Have I been homeless, starving, shivering cold and sick in a hospital bed? No I have not, but I do not believe you[…]

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NSG Life: Meditation for Night Shift

Meditation Motivation Why do I come back to meditation? Because I can’t see how I could go more than two days without meditating. I feel calm, cool, collect, clean and focused when I meditate. I work nights and all of those things; calm, cool, collect and clean, are vital to maintain. Having a sharp mind can help work past the wall, a time where your body shuts down and want’s you to sleep. I have days where I physically hurt because I’m tired, but because I meditate they are few and far between. When. I meditate before work. When I really get into[…]

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