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When it comes to the holidays (which seem to start earlier every year), is it a situation of “ho, ho, ho,” or “no, no, no?” Not everyone can easily slip into the spirit of the season, making November through early January a tough period. And many have good reasons for feeling stress. If you’ve experienced…

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Overcoming fear

Fear and anxiety can be crippling. We often focus on overcoming fears in our personal lives: social interactions, heights, insects … the list can (and does) go on and on. But there also are real and serious fears in our professional lives, and avoiding those can lead to job stagnation, or never getting the position…

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Stress, like life, happens. A stress-free life is certainly a worthy goal, but not a very realistic one. The trick is to avoid stress whenever possible. That can be as simple as planning for contingencies in your morning commute, so if there’s a traffic snarl you either know a back way to work, or you’ve…

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Staying Positive

Staying Positive Fear interferes with productivity and innovation in the workplace. In dentistry, fear arises in various common situations, such as the first time a dentist performs a big procedure, deals with a difficult client, faces tension on the team, or worries about finances. Fear in a dentist causes a lack of concentration and conflicting…

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Effective Coaching

5 Steps to Effective Coaching I have had the great fortune of working with incredible business leaders, in both corporate America and small businesses, throughout my career. Over the last few years, there has been an increasing trend for leaders to observe their direct reports and openly, honestly, directly and, almost brutally, provide feedback under…

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Personal Growth

3 Ways to Tackle & Achieve Personal Growth When we talk about growth in terms of achieving goals and becoming the people we want to be, it sounds very liberating. Trouble is, sometimes the goal of growth can create stress and pressure because we’re not sure how to proceed, or how to measure success.  …

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The Home Creates a Stress-Free Place

More often than not, we get out of bed, then hustle getting bathed, dressed and out the door. No time to sit, relax, gear up for what’s ahead by enjoying the home environment we have created. Then we are into the day, with all its stressors and chaos. Over, at last, it’s back home and…

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An environment that energizes you

Do you work in an environment that inspires and energizes you throughout the day? Chances are you don’t, given that not many people can claim such a paradise.   But whether you consider yourself an introvert (someone who gains energy with quiet and/or individual activities) or extrovert (someone who gains energy through social interactions and/or…

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Toxic Behaviors

You stress about money, time, business, staff, patients. You ask all the ‘why’ questions like, “Why don’t I make more?” or “Why can’t they just do what they say they will?” or even “Why can’t we be happy?” The reason can lie within these 10 toxic behaviors that hold you back, keep you stressed and…

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