In Ariana Huffington’s new book, “Thrive,” an old concept is being made new again; that nothing in the outside world is the key to our peace. Great leaders of the past, like Marcus Aurelius, and countless others, wrote their version of this wisdom for their own generations to follow. http://www.dailygood.org/story/680/marcus-aurelius-and-the-key-to-happiness-carolyn-gregoire/
Are you contagious? Not only are your germs available to be passed from person to person, but so, it turns out, is your presence. As we used to say in the Air Force, are you going to be lift, or drag? http://www.itbdigital.com/opinion/2013/07/04/can-you-catch-a-mood/
“Gut decisions” are part of an important instinct system that need to be heeded and not ignored. If a treatment or medicine doesn’t “feel” right for you, be sure to get further explanation on it’s purpose and the strategy behind the treatment. Not doing so can actually align you towards experiencing more negative side effects of the medication and/or treatment; a phenomenon called the “nocebo” effect. So, listen to your […]
Patients, your experience with your own health care challenges are INVALUABLE! Former chief health strategist at Google, Roni Zeiger, aims to leverage the knowledge of experienced patients, so that they may help other patients new to their disease. Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have hashtags and groups to help to accelerate this era of patient-centric conferencing. For crowdsourcing your solutions, check out websites like cronology.com and crowdmed.com.
Service dogs, therapy dogs and tumor-sniffing dogs do remarkable work in the medical field. Now enter the Year of The Horse: 2014. The University of Kentucky is harnessing horsepower to guide nurses to be better health care leaders. As a competitor in Equestrian Showjumping with my horse Dragon, I can attest that horses are the perfect mentors for testing resolve and congruence in each of our delgated tasks. http://www.thehorse.com/articles/32106/horses-teaching-humans-about-leadership