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How to Discover a New Way to See
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How to Discover a New Way to See

I didn't expect much of this diving excursion. Our divemaster was young—she was 22—and as I mentioned previously, our visit to Hawaii coincided with some unsettling...

| 6 years ago
The Pursuit of Meaning in Our Lives
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The Pursuit of Meaning in Our Lives

'… Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' Those famous words from the Declaration of Independence have long defined the ambitions of a free person...

| 6 years ago
Experience More Than You Think Possible
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Experience More Than You Think Possible

A favorite quote from Jim Valvano: 'To me, there are three things we all should do every day. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number...

| 6 years ago
Another Chicago Come and Gone
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Another Chicago Come and Gone

I just returned from the CDS Midwinter meeting. As always, it was a great experience to see old friends and make new ones. We have a great profession...

| 7 years ago
YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IT TO SEE IT, PART 2
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YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IT TO SEE IT, PART 2

Remember that blog post from my partner, Dr. Glen Wysel, about his trip with his wife, Lisa, to Guatemala to visit the site of the clinic we're helping...

| 7 years ago
THE MEANING OF HOPE, AS SEEN IN A CHILD’S DRAWING
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THE MEANING OF HOPE, AS SEEN IN A CHILD’S DRAWING

December is behind us; the time of year where our senses are inundated with the sounds, the smells, the language and customs of the holidays. And as the...

| 7 years ago
The Gift of Opportunity
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The Gift of Opportunity

Someone sent me the link to this video clip awhile back and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind since. I find it pretty hard to watch that...

| 8 years ago
Possibilities
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Possibilities

This past week I was sitting in on the Facially Generated Treatment Planning workshop and Frank Spear was talking about possibilities. Possibilities as...

| 8 years ago
A Passion Project
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A Passion Project

In a recent post, I said that one of the tricks for getting free from the 'hooks' that hold you back is to hire people to do your worrying for you. Find...

| 8 years ago
A Strong Foundation to Build On
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A Strong Foundation to Build On

For years I have spoken about how a meaningful life is a life full of feelings of abundance and gratitude. That's an idea that is reinforced in all of...

| 8 years ago
Last Day in Guatemala!
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Last Day in Guatemala!

It felt empty not having the rest of the crew present for the last 2 days of this trip. I did miss the synergy that we had...

| 8 years ago
Browne Part 1
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Browne Part 1

This patient presented in the office of Dr. Kevin Browne, one of our Spear Faculty Club mentors. The patient's chief complaint was that her previous...

| 9 years ago