We're Better Together: Heres Why!

We're Better Together: Heres Why!

If you’ve ever tried to do life on your own or if you know someone who has, this article is for you. As a physician and a leadership expert, I’m absolutely convinced that those who face change, challenges, and stress are better off with core friendships based on vulnerability, commitment, and trust. Heres why…

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One Key Problem-Solving Mistake You Don't Want to Make

One Key Problem-Solving Mistake You Don't Want to Make

As a former street mime, I have a good amount of experience when it comes to improvisation. In the world of improv we have a foundational principle widely known as "Yes-And". One person throws out a line (or in the case of a mime, a gesture) and the other person responds with the attitude of "Yes-And" and then builds on the scene. For example, an improv troupe is given the scene: "playing baseball with blindfolds". The first actor grabs a...

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Typhoon Yolanda: Unstoppable

Typhoon Yolanda: Unstoppable

Today is Thanksgiving! It really doesn’t feel like it. Usually, at home I’m up early and starting my day long relationship with a couple of turkeys. Today, most likely, we are going to have MREs (Military Meals Ready to Eat) and maybe some special freeze-dried desserts from REI. In a storage, simplistic way, I was looking forward to it. And… I was thankful. After all, it is Thanksgiving. There are so many things that I take for granted: Toilets that you can sit on and that you don’t have to flush with a bucket, water the comes out of the faucet that you can drink, Internet access, a bed, a shower with hot or cold water (that you can drink if you want to), sleeping without a mosquito net to get tangled in, and more. Yep, I’m thankful alright. Number one, I have a roof. Number two, it doesn’t leak.

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