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.
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
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
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.
By now you may be getting the hang of making things "not about you". If so, good work! If not, go back to this post and start to work on it. But what now? What the heck do you do with that angry person still in front of you. Yes we can have compassion and… Continue reading Difficult client hack: using 6 human needs psychology to your advantage
My daughter had a melt down at school today. I was enjoying my day off by blogging on the beach when I got the phone call from her teacher. I could hear her crying and screaming in the background. I could tell from the quality of the screams that there was no talking any sense… Continue reading Every moment you get a choice, learn how to choose wisely
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