Your Daily Focus: Gratitfulnespiation

Yesterday was Thanksgiving. I was reminded by a friend that we in the United States (and Canada) are lucky to have holidays that revolve around thankfulness. As I was drenching myself in the energy of this day, I found myself lost in appreciation rather than gratitude or thankfulness. I will explain the difference I perceive later. As I was thinking of all the things I am thankful for, I found...

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Your Daily Focus: Empathy Rounds

You may give your children your love, but not your thoughts.  - Kahlil Gibran Hey, I’m back. My spirit and creativity seem to be re-emerging after a bit of a hiatus due to gallstone pancreatitis. Wow, what an experience. I call my trip through the powerlessness of illness “empathy rounds.” As a physician, I sometimes forget what patients really go through, and how much your physical health can...

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