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Gut Buster Moments

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Gut Buster Moments

We’ve all had them, those deep belly laughs, ‘gut buster’ moments. They feel so good- the best cure for stress and negativity. We need more of them! Imagine a world in which everyone laughs out loud and uncontrollably at least once a day. I’m talking; ‘please stop, no really please stop you’re killing me’, kind of belly aching laughter that seems to happen so rarely but is so good for us. Seriously, I’m talking about ‘I haven’t laughed this hard since the time Bob sneezed during the manager’s luncheon with a mouth full of...

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Are you practicin’ relaxin’?

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Are you practicin’ relaxin’?

Modern life pushes to do more, think less, and react to whatever seems most urgent. Sure, we get a lot done, but on the whole, we’re not very happy while we very stressed out! Stress is  killing us, physically, emotionally and spiritually. The number of American workers who consider stress to be a major problem in their lives has more than doubled during the past ten years. 62% percent of American workers say their workload has increased over the last six months; 53% say work leaves them “overtired and overwhelmed. Moreover, the modern brain, over exposed to electronic stimuli,...

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“…a hospital without soul is a body repair shop”

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“A hospital with soul is a place of healing; a hospital without soul is a body repair shop.” I’m quoting here from Care of the Soul in Medicine by Thomas Moore. In my view, if you work in healthcare then you must read it, give a copy to your CEO (unless that’s you, in which case you should make it required reading for your entire staff).  This is an engaging, accessible, and inspiring work in which Moore presents us with a new vision for medicine – a vision that takes us beyond medicine as a physical science, matrix of prescriptions and treatment plans and sophisticated...

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Peace of Mind by Design

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For me, having peace of mind feels like a kind of calm, quiet, presence. When you observe a stream, for example, you can see how easily, and naturally water flows perfectly around the rocks and other obstacles embedded in that stream. I don’t know of anyone that has not had that experience and doesn’t want more of it. In fact, if you look at what drives much of our behaviors, you find a desire for this kind of transcendent feeling; a longing and seeking to be like the stream, moving in perfect harmony with whatever life deals us. For many of us this is an experience sought after but...

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Changing our view toward change, an antidote to despair

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Written by Beth Green, founder of  The Stream,  a non profit spiritual organization based in Bonsall, California. Beth is a consultant to Lifeworks Education and has graciously contributed this article. — We all have behaviors that we know are destructive, and yet too often we seem to be helpless before them. We try to change, to no avail. Do we quit our efforts? Or do we hold steadfast, refusing to give up before the miracle? Throughout the coming year, this column will offer suggestions about how we can change.  Change is slow, nonlinear and sudden. Now that sounds like a...

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No Matter Our Role, We Can All Be Caregivers

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Recently I led a workshop for the admitting, billing, and collections managers, and staff at Loma Linda University Medical Center.  The focus of the program was centered on improving collections and enhancing customer service.  Just before we ended the workshop, George, an admitting manager, shared that what he took from the program was the idea that “no matter what particular role you have, we could all be caregivers, to patients and to one another.” So that got me thinking, “what if we all thought of ourselves as caregivers? What would that mean and how would that impact the way we...

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