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.
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…
Yes, it is. Sadly, I think I’m talking about myself.
Wellness requires controlling your tech. Favorite quote: “What is your bigger, better offer?”
“The Billionaire’s Daughter Knows What You’re Thinking” (and she’s not wrong)
Do you have a daily habit that brings you joy, or clarity, or peace? Why? or why not? NYTimes asked its readers.
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
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?
‘Luddite’ Teens Don’t Want Your Likes. When the only thing better than a flip phone is no phone at all.
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?
Learning to write a gratitude letter is worthy exercise, for both the writer and the recipient. There are surprises here …
How can tea improve clinical decision support? How does it help change organizations? Are you kidding?
clay makes a pot.
Where the pot’s not
Is where its useful.
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.
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.
Inbasket Hyperobject: hard to grasp, even harder to cut down in size.
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?”
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 – 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)”