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Yes, I’m the doctor. How I navigate moments of discrimination from my clients.

I'm kneeling next to Baxter examining his toe. Baxter is a sweet old pit mix that is patiently letting me hold his foot as I stare at an ugly tumor that is growing from his nail bed. The growth is bleeding and the owner had it wrapped in a make shift bandage. I'm doing all… Continue reading Yes, I’m the doctor. How I navigate moments of discrimination from my clients.

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An open letter to my receptionists

Dear Receptionist, I swear I don't hate you. I don't find you annoying. I don't think you are (insert whatever horrible thing you think about yourself here). The truth is, that I absolutely know that you are doing the best you can in this moment. I absolutely know that you have one of the most… Continue reading An open letter to my receptionists

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The holy crap moment you need if work is all you do. My struggle with my needs. Part 1

My mind was whirling. I was feeling a combination of enlightenment and horror that presented itself as the single statement that popped out of my mouth, "holy crap!!!" The realization I had just made was that I had come to a place in my life where I was using my work to fill all of… Continue reading The holy crap moment you need if work is all you do. My struggle with my needs. Part 1

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When everything I touch turns to sh$t. Understanding the law of attraction.

You ever have those days, weeks, or months when everything you touch turns to sh@t? Or at least it FEELS like everything you touch turns to sh#t. The day starts badly and then something that you thought was going to be easy ends up being completely not easy and takes twice as long as it… Continue reading When everything I touch turns to sh$t. Understanding the law of attraction.

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“It’s not about you” is the perspective shift you need to set you free

When I began doing personal development work one of the most helpful things that I learned from Stacey Martino* was "it's not about you". It's not about you is a kind of mantra that I keep close at hand at work all day, everyday so that I can rely on it when I need it.… Continue reading “It’s not about you” is the perspective shift you need to set you free