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The 5 Toxic Habits That Are Hampering Your Career Success

By Natalie Lemons
February 19, 2018 Category: Wellness, Spotlight

Regardless of what you do for a living, or how far along you are in your career, most people are striving for a greater level of success. The term success can be defined in very different terms, depending on whom you talk to. It may be more money, a bigger title, more responsibility, or simply more flexibility to spend time with family and friends. We all want a little more than we have, whether we admit it to ourselves or not. This is one of the driving factors that often make our lives so busy. Many people describe their lives as a constant struggle, the feeling of swimming upstream. They feel they are putting in the effort, but not achieving the desired results. According to renowned author Harvey Mackey, the bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline. The art of improvement comes from creating that discipline and ridding yourself of bad habits. What bad habits do you have that are interfering with your individual success? Lets explore some habits that hamper career

And Not a Drop You Drink

By Marsha Bonhart
September 07, 2017 Category: Wellness

I was in third grade when I started snooping in my older sisters high school literature books. I had all I needed with Dick and Jane, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, the girl with the crazy braids and freckles (whats her face -- ah, yeah, Pippy Longstocking). Then there was Nancy Drew who began to annoy me because her stories all ended the same. Yawn. But the classics were much more interesting and expanded my vocabulary. So each time I snuck into my sisters bedroom to tackle the stanzas of the 18th century, Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, my heart pounded with the way Samuel Taylor Coleridges words sang to me. As a little kid, what was most memorable about the long, poetic tale of an old, guilt-ridden sailor were the words, water, water, every where nor any drop to drink. Stuck at sea during a violent storm with his dying crewmates and the ghost of a huge dead bird, there was so much water yet they dared not drink it. Seawater is not palatable and would only make you thirstier because of its salt

Doctors, Who also Happen to be Muslim

By Dr. Fatima Fahs
February 09, 2017 Category: Wellness

A couple of weeks ago, I faced another unfortunate, racist interaction with a patient I was trying to treat. I got in my car that day, still parked in the hospital lot, called my mom and cried. I cried my eyes out. I could hear the pain in her voice as she coaxed and comforted me, promising me that for all the horrible patient encounters Ive had--plenty more appreciative, future patients were still out there. Reflecting on that encounter for the past couple of weeks, Ive had several thoughts: Does this patient know what Ive sacrificed and been through to get to this point, the pinnacle of my medical school career, just months before graduating as a physician? Why does a piece of cloth over my head discount the white coat on my shoulders? Has she ever met a Muslim face-to-face before? Were her hurtful words a reflection of the tainted images and stories seen in the news? Is this lady going to vote for Trump too?! As I near the end of my medical school career and anxiously await

Five Ways to Eat Healthy in a Hurry

By Meghan McCarthy
August 29, 2016 Category: Wellness

By: Meghan McCarthy Do you remember the days where you could sit idly over a meal for hours on end, sipping a second glass of Chardonnay and bantering whimsically with your partner of choice, while the last rays of the setting summer sun grace your nearly empty plates? Yeah, me neither, although I sure wouldnt mind engaging in that fantasy. To be completely honest, these days I dream about this more than fifty shades of anything. Dont tell my husband. Currently, my time is split between breastfeeding a six-week old infant who is hungrier than the combined cast of the Housewives of Beverly Hills, sneaking in snippets of sleep whenever possible and putting as much food in my mouth fast, so I can continue to meet the demands of my ever growing and insatiable spawn. To say I get hangry would be an understatement and yet I still care about the kinds of foods I toss down my gullet. Hence: Five Ways to Eat Healthy in a Hurry Food Preparation: when I spend an hour or two preparing food,

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