Have you ever heard a lyricist provide the perfect combination of words, style, and cadence? Set to the right backdrop, the mood can captivate and we find ourselves in a communal sway. This agreement between performer and audience members can be likened to the power of words and how they are socialized. Within a work,…
Burnout, Implosion, and Learning to Breathe (again and deeply) as a Clinician There are two moments in my life where I could place a finger on burnout. The first time, I was an undergraduate. And I called my mother wondering if I should complete college. I was tired …my insides were tired. Looking back, I…
Why Coaching Matters in Leadership
Lessons from Life’s Last Dance from my coach, Robert H. Seals It’s no secret that most of the coaching I have ever found to be beneficial for my sustenance as a clinical leader has been outside the world of therapy. I have had my mother who spent year’s as a Chicago Public School teacher, I…
Find Your Moment.
Sacrificing Yourself is Not Critical to Business Growth A friend asked me if I had read a very popular book that seemed to be on everyone’s bookshelf and bookclub selectons. I responded….well no. I purchased it. But I just can’t. It’s not that I don’t like reading. I am just at capacity with information and…
How Comparison Gets a Clinical Leader In Trouble and the Impact on Company Culture It’s all over Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Pictures of the wonderful lives of people; companies; and families. And comments follow with the hashtag of #relationship goals. And then maybe statements of admiration follow that include “you are so amazing”. And I always…
You Can’t Teach What You Don’t Own
Creating a Self-Care Culture vs. Telling People What To Do In Self-Care There is a Negro Spiritual that has a song chorus of ‘Every Round Goes Higher and Higher’. When I think of self-care, this song rings true. In a nutshell, what worked for me then; simply does not work for me now. In fact,…
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