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Fighting Burnout

Burnout is being experienced by so many in healthcare right now. For many of us, this might be the first time, too. It’s incredibly sad! First, we need to understand WHY we are feeling this way. The crap that YOU experience in your daily life is challenging. Add in to that the junk you see …

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Understanding Burnout

Have you heard about this thing called #burnout? It sucks… Are you a healthcare professional? Perhaps you have experienced burnout in your career. What did it look like to you? If you are willing to share, I want to hear about your experience, how it made you feel, and what did you do to address it. It takes #1Peer to make …

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#1Peer Can Save a Life!

I believe that it takes #1Peer to make a difference in someone’s life. What does this mean? God humbled Himself and sent His only Son, Jesus, to this earth to walk and breathe with you and I. Why? Because He loved you. He loves (present tense) you! Unfortunately, not everyone believed that this was God …

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You Matter

If this describes you, please know that someone really does care. I won’t tell you that I seems like your life sucks. Your life may totally suck right now. Please know that people are out there who want to listen to your story. Your story matters! It may not feel like it is bold, brave …

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#1Peer Is All It Takes

My name is Scott and I am a MSN-prepared Registered Nurse (RN) and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). I have worked in the healthcare community since 2006 and in public safety as a firefighter/EMT since 2005.  I have faced many difficult situations that would make most people extremely uncomfortable or even physically sick to the …

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Your story isn’t over…

In the context of grammar and the modern English language, a semicolon (;) is used to combine two complete sentences that are related to one another. Where a period (.) signifies that two sentences are saying different things, a semicolon is used when two sentences are so closely related that a period would be a …

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8 Ways to Show You Care

There are times we must listen. I’d even venture to argue that listening must be done continually. When we interject our own thoughts, ideas, or emotions in the conversation, we fail to listen and shift the focus to ourselves rather than the audience (one person, a small group, or large audience) to whom we are …

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Trauma is like a Fingerprint

Trauma. What is it? To simplify it, it is all of the negative stuff that we carry with us or from which we have been impacted. Sometime we carry it with us continuously, or sometimes we experience flashbacks of these traumatic events in our life. This trauma includes events in your home life, your professional …

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What are Empathy Blockers?

In this new video, I share with you 7 different types of empathy blockers. What are these empathy blockers? These are statements that people use thinking they are being supportive, when, in fact, they are being unsupportive. The 7 primary types are: One-Upping Minimizing Denying Patronizing Rescuing/Fixing At least Rose-Colored Glasses We want to hear …

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