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When Flaw-Finding Gets in Your Way, Try Asking Yourself This Question

If you’re a perfectionist like me, you’ve probably already noticed the flaw in this sign. The fact that bicycles can’t actually dismount reflected an error I just couldn’t NOT see. I stopped to snap the shot, then saw that the photo was flawed: off-center and...

Finding Yourself in Acorn Space

“Time and space to reclaim, or discover and nurture, the natural gifts and interests that make you uniquely you, driving you to be the fullest expression of yourself and make life worth living.” Sounds amazing, right? That’s how Eve Rodsky defines “unicorn space” in...

When You Can’t See Where You’re Heading

“A meandering path, often unicursal, with a singular path leading to a center.” That’s how the Labyrinth Society defines the walking maze that is their namesake. What’s interesting to me is that the path is both singular—as in there’s one right way to the end—yet also...
Finding Yourself in Acorn Space

Finding Yourself in Acorn Space

“Time and space to reclaim, or discover and nurture, the natural gifts and interests that make you uniquely you, driving you to be the fullest expression of yourself and make life worth living.” Sounds amazing, right? That’s how Eve Rodsky defines “unicorn space” in...

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When You Can’t See Where You’re Heading

When You Can’t See Where You’re Heading

“A meandering path, often unicursal, with a singular path leading to a center.” That’s how the Labyrinth Society defines the walking maze that is their namesake. What’s interesting to me is that the path is both singular—as in there’s one right way to the end—yet also...

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Taking Comfort in the “I Don’t Know Hallway”

Taking Comfort in the “I Don’t Know Hallway”

Like most toddlers on their first day of preschool, I don’t like uncertainty. In fact, I tend to flee from it. A pending lab test that might be serious. Whether I’ll get Covid and be unable to attend that upcoming family event. If I should stay or leave my current job...

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The Three Categories of Time

The Three Categories of Time

I had a mini epiphany recently. I realized there are three basic categories of time: Productive: many work tasks (but not all), completing a task at home, achieving a specific personal or professional goalNon-productive and enriching: sleep, physical activity, being...

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A Mindset Hack for Frustrated, Burned Out Physicians

A Mindset Hack for Frustrated, Burned Out Physicians

Haiku #1 “I can’t.” Power words. And very, very prophetic. Are they always true? When we meet, most of the physicians I work with are experiencing some level of feeling stuck. So often today, physicians are at the whim of others’ choices—patients, payers,...

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