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Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).”

– James Baraz      

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I tried. I really really did. But kept getting distracted with work stuff, house stuff, etc.

I’ll do a better job tomorrow.

What am I grateful for today: my vision. It’s not perfect, I need reading glasses now (ugh), but I can see the beauty all around me.

Roughly 22.5 million adult Americans (or nearly 10% of all adult Americans)  either “have trouble” seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, or are blind.*

 

*2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

 

 

Getting there

“The discontent and frustration that you feel is entirely your own creation.” 

Stephen Richards

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I believe this, wholeheartedly.  But it’s a big pill to swallow.  How can I protect my feelings/reactions from being a reflection of what’s going on around me??  Of course, the answer that I need focus on what I do about it. Which means I have to take responsibility for being the architect of everything that goes on aaround me.  Not that I haven’t before, but I haven’t used this fact to temper my emotional response when things go bad. So, to that end, I started a huge “reconfiguration” of my Franklin office.  As I stated in my previous post, I let an employee go that had been with me for 7 years, and since that post the person that was paid to supervise the staff has been demoted.

I don’t hire staff without a good deal of consideration, including working interviews, checking refere
nces, etc.  But apparently none of this is enough to predict behavior.  I will use other testing of prospective empolyees before hiring again.  I’m nervous because I don’t want to mess up again, but excited about getting someone truly dedicated to this business and the patients for whom we are responsible.

I  found a new EHR to work with AdvancedMD. The AdvancedMD EHR made my workflow terrible. Previously, I focused on my frustration re their EHR, now I have chosen to focus on the new EHR (Nexus) which seems pretty great so far.  Wish me luck!

 

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