Category: <span>Wellbeing</span>

The Winding Road
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The Winding Road

It sounds so simple, but no one had ever told me: The road is winding and wide. I wasn’t aware because most people I knew pursued only one road: The Straight and Narrow. I don’t mean ‘honest’ and ‘moral’ here. I mean ‘straight’ and ‘narrow’– the complete opposite of ‘winding’ and ‘wide’. Here in Cleveland,...

Curb Your Complaining
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Curb Your Complaining

by Dr. Carla Rotering   “The only thing complaining does is convince other people that you are not in control.”– Unknown There’s an old saying that “misery loves company” – and over the last couple of years, things may feel pretty miserable to many if not most of us.  It seems a natural extension to...

Reflections for a New Year
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Reflections for a New Year

The New Year is a wonderful time of reflection, to think about where we’ve been, where we are and where we want to be. Rather than making resolutions that slip away within a month, how can you use this time to create meaningful and intentional strategies for your professional future? Where am I? The first...

Summit Reflections – Part 1
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Summit Reflections – Part 1

13th Annual Leadership Summit Reconstructing Leadership: Owning Our Power One participant described it this way: “A leadership spa for the soul that provided space for reflection, laughter and tears, commitment to a new way of being, connecting with old and new friends and appreciation for everything that we have.” Situated at the Phoenix Art Museum...

Is it OK to Coast?
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Is it OK to Coast?

Fall has returned. In the breadbasket of the US midwest, it is the time after harvest, time to take a breath and celebrate, reflecting on the productivity of the prior season. . . a time for putting away and “putting up” (canning), an expression of my rural Grandmother’s. There is a similarity between fall and...

Tip of the Month, October 2019 – Tips on Repurposing….Leadership
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Tip of the Month, October 2019 – Tips on Repurposing….Leadership

Last month the Thunderbird blog featured Dr. Carla Rotering’s honor of a Healthcare Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Phoenix Business Journal. The story she tells about living the early years of her life in a boxcar which was repurposed into a cozy home reminded me of the value of repurposing. And it got me...

Celebrating Dr. Carla Rotering’s Health Care Heroes 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
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Celebrating Dr. Carla Rotering’s Health Care Heroes 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Please join me in celebrating Dr. Carla Rotering’s Health Care Heroes 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Phoenix Business Journal.  (Watch video here.)  Dr. Rotering practices Pulmonary Medicine at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and White Mountains Regional Medical Center.  She has a long history of leadership and education positions including Director of Critical Care,...

Should I Stay or Should I Go?
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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I’ve got the Clash’s earworm stuck in my head. Should I stay or should I go If I go there will be trouble And if I stay it will be double So come on and let me know This indecision’s bugging me If you don’t want me, set me free Exactly who am I’m supposed...