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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5 Words Anakin Skywalker Should Have Remembered

5 Words Anakin Skywalker Should Have Remembered

I’ll never forget sitting in the Roxy Theater in Tacoma waiting for the original Star Wars movie to start. We waited in a line went all the way around the block. Everyone knew this movie was going to be a big deal. It was 1977 and we’d seen movies about space adventure but you could always see the fishing line that was suspending the spaceships and tell that there were sparklers for rocket engines. Star Wars was going to be different but we had no idea how much different.

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This Lump of Coal is Under Pressure

This Lump of Coal is Under Pressure

Wow, what an intense 24 hours! Yesterday I received the call from Medical Teams International that they were deploying our First-In Team to the Philippines today. It is an all-out thrash to unplug from life to deploy within 24 hours. It truly takes a massive team effort. The folks at Harrison Urgent Care (Meg, Aimmee, Dr Eppel, Dr Singh, and Dr Liebling) rallied to cover my shifts. Meetings were cancelled and schedules rearranged as I hit the eject button on my life.

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How to Kill Problem Solving Before It Begins

How to Kill Problem Solving Before It Begins

I hate tailgating. I’m not talking about the type of tailgating that occasionally happens when someone isn’t paying attention; I’m talking about deliberate tailgating. The kind where you can’t even see the headlights of the person behind you. Slamming on the brakes isn’t an option. They are so that if you touch the brakes they will end up in your back seat! Then they start flashing their lights (like you could see them) and blasting their horn! Have you ever had one of these knuckleheads on your tail? How do you usually respond? Do you get angry? Do you “flip them off” or just give them the evil eye as they pass by? If you had your way, what do you think should be done to these folks?

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