Staying healthy and productive in healthcare, in leadership, in informatics is a huge challenge. How are you coping? Here are my musings about Mindfulness, from my blog.

Upon Comparing Oneself to Others (del Giorgio)

By CT Lin | August 23, 2023

This beautiful essay by Paul del Giorgio in the Bulletin of Limnology and Oceanography is timely and prompts a lot of self-reflection on my part. I’m talking to you: all you high-achieving physicians/APP’s who had to be top of your class year after year and never turned off that competitive streak in your career…

Your professional decline is sooner than you think (The Atlantic)

By CT Lin | June 23, 2023

Yes, it is. Sadly, I think I’m talking about myself.

How to Log Off (MIT tech review)

By CT Lin | March 15, 2023

Wellness requires controlling your tech. Favorite quote: “What is your bigger, better offer?”

Perception Box: Elizabeth Koch’s take on self-examination and connection with others (NYTimes)

By CT Lin | March 8, 2023

“The Billionaire’s Daughter Knows What You’re Thinking” (and she’s not wrong)

What are your non-negotiables / daily joyful habits? (NYtimes)

By CT Lin | February 22, 2023

Do you have a daily habit that brings you joy, or clarity, or peace? Why? or why not? NYTimes asked its readers.

My conversation on Designing for Health (podcast and a ukulele song)

By CT Lin | February 8, 2023

What does mindfulness mean to a CMIO? Also, patient engagement, information transparency, and FAILURE? And finally, gratitude. Listen all the way through for a special treat. #Podcast #healthcare #healthIT #hitsm #whyinformatics #hcldr #somedocs

You’ve been choosing your goals all wrong (Wired)

By CT Lin | February 1, 2023

Yup, what were you thinking? Don’t you know each goal cascades into multiple sub-goals, and pretty soon, you’re drowning? So what is the solution?

“That’s a waxing gibbous. That means it’s going to get bigger” (NYTimes)

By CT Lin | December 20, 2022

‘Luddite’ Teens Don’t Want Your Likes. When the only thing better than a flip phone is no phone at all.

How to Think Outside Your Brain (NYTimes.com)

By CT Lin | December 14, 2022

This is awesome in several ways (read the article, link above). I will have to sit with this article for awhile. What are you taking away from it?

My Gratitude Letter (to Dr. Fred Platt), and why you should write one too

By CT Lin | November 18, 2022

Learning to write a gratitude letter is worthy exercise, for both the writer and the recipient. There are surprises here …

Scuba, Panic, Empathy

By CT Lin | November 1, 2022

https://sive.rs/dive This is beautiful, a quick 2 minute read, and encapsulates panic, emotion, involuntary roles, leadership, surprise.

CMIO teahouse menu

By CT Lin | April 13, 2022

How can tea improve clinical decision support? How does it help change organizations? Are you kidding?

“The useful part of a pot is where there is no pot” -Audrey Tang, Digital Minister of Taiwan

By CT Lin | April 7, 2022

Hollowed out
clay makes a pot.
Where the pot’s not
Is where its useful.

Controlled breathing. Take a minute (nytimes)

By CT Lin | March 17, 2022

I know many patients, colleagues, (and also I, myself) can benefit from this reminder. Take a minute and do this now. And maybe STOP DOOMSCROLLING and go outside (I’m going to shovel some snow), or read a physical book, or at least move away from a screen for awhile.

Epic EHR webinar with UCHealth: Inbasket Re-invention: did we really delete 12 million messages?

By CT Lin | March 2, 2022

Yes. Yes, we did.

Here’s your moment of zen – cactus images from Arizona

By CT Lin | February 25, 2022

Here is the “burr in my sock” or “pebble in my shoe” that bad EHR design can become. In another context, this is can be beautiful.

Is the EHR Inbasket a Hyperobject? And what are you going to do about it?

By CT Lin | December 1, 2021

Inbasket Hyperobject: hard to grasp, even harder to cut down in size.

The pandemic, patient messages and phone calls: Octopus or Starfish?

By CT Lin | October 25, 2021

Here we are 19+ months into the pandemic. Time to look at our (unvalidated) trends within our 12 hospital, 1000 clinic health system in Colorado. Top (blue) line indicates outpatient visit volume monthly from Sept 2019 through Sept 2021. Over 2 years, we saw that dramatic dip in volume in March. That was followed by … Continue reading “The pandemic, patient messages and phone calls: Octopus or Starfish?”

Oxygen masks, John Hodgman, and a hotdog?

By CT Lin | September 29, 2021

This was a good week. Like many of my medical colleagues who are plowing through our next surge of Covid patients, we have feelings of exhaustion, angst and sadness, or as one of my Twitter colleagues on #medtwitter calls it, a new emotion called ‘emptysad.’ So apt. So it was great to get out of … Continue reading “Oxygen masks, John Hodgman, and a hotdog?”

How to Get Things Done When You Don’t Want to Do Anything (NYTimes)

By CT Lin | September 22, 2021

How to Get Things Done When You Don’t Want to Do Anything – The New York Times (nytimes.com) This spoke to me. Maybe it speaks to you. This pairs well with another recent NYT article by Adam Grant on Languishing: Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing – The New York Times (nytimes.com) It … Continue reading “How to Get Things Done When You Don’t Want to Do Anything (NYTimes)”

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