The dark side of consumerism in healthcare

In the U.S., the consumer rules. You want “free”, next day delivery on a pair of pants? You get it. Refund on a more than gently used product you’ve had for 90 days because you aren’t 100% satisfied? You get that, too. U.S. consumers demand convenience, efficiency and low costs, and consumers expect companies to bend over backwards to accommodate their needs. What’s interesting is, … Continue reading The dark side of consumerism in healthcare

The question you shouldn’t be asking: where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Have you either asked or received this question lately: “where do you see yourself in 5 years?” If so, you’ve probably envisioned the perfect scenario: the asker invites you to share what your life plan is for the next 5 years and you enthusiastically respond with a clearly articulated vision of what a bright future looks like. You then dazzle them with an overarching plan … Continue reading The question you shouldn’t be asking: where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Are there hidden dangers in hashtagging?

For many, I suspect shift + 3, you know, creating a hashtag, comes naturally. I, however, fumble over the basic how-to’s and why’s of hashtagging unless of course it’s #alengthyinsidejoke that ironically conveys my deep lack of understanding about this social media phenomenon. Despite my struggles, I created a Twitter account for professional purposes as a means to share information about various projects I am … Continue reading Are there hidden dangers in hashtagging?

The benefits of planning spontaneity

Planning spontaneity ? What sorcery is this? Yeah, it sounds crazy, but it’s a game changer. Recently, I wrote about a piece about the toxicity of busyness  and the idea that pretending (or perhaps having the delusion) that we don’t have time to unplug isn’t a badge of honor to be worn, rather, it’s a red flag! Plenty of research cites the mind and body … Continue reading The benefits of planning spontaneity

Stop Telling Me You’re Busy

When was the last time you said to someone, some variation of, “I’ve been so busy, I haven’t gotten around to it.” How often does that someone nod emphatically and respond, “Yeah, I’m SO (with a clear, over dramatization of the so) busy”! Ugh. I’m sliding down the back of my chair covering my face in embarrassment as I raise my hand. I’ve been a … Continue reading Stop Telling Me You’re Busy