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Remember: Everything is Relative.

Let’s be honest. Being a dentist is an extremely challenging and a very difficult way to make a living. Now, add to this the influence of inflation on overhead, decreasing support from insurance plans, increasing competition from corporate players, and the need to...

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Failure and success are two sides of the same coin.

In life, when it comes right down to it, there are no failures- only outcomes, with some outcomes certainly more satisfying to us than others. We can learn from both…but only if we choose to grow intellectually and emotionally; meaning that if we keep what we perceive...

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CoDiscovery is Visoneering.

The vast majority of problems we face each day are small in scale, and have little impact on us long term. The grass needs to be mowed…Jenny needs to be picked up after ballet practice…there is a ten minute back-up on our route to work, and we are already delayed...

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How shame kills positive change.

Many of our patients come to us feeling inadequate, feeling less-than, feeling like they should have done more, feeling like they are in an un-recoverable situation, and therefore feeling ashamed. Shame represents the most powerful of our negative emotions. So much so...

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One and done?

Short-term profits have rapidly become the new coin of the realm in dentistry. And increasingly it’s a transaction in the form of implants. Almost weekly know, I am meeting face-to-face with a person who wants implants and knows nothing about them, had some placed in...

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Whose life will you change today?

I just learned that one of the greatest influencers of my life passed away yesterday. His name is Bob Sweazy. Perhaps you too have had a person like this unexpectedly enter your life - and change it forever. I met Bob when I was just a few years out of dental school....

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On birthing new beliefs

We all have a deep longing and need for meaningful interpersonal connection. And we all have a need to feel acknowledged, valued, and yes - loved. We all want to feel significant, seen, heard, and understood. We all would like to know that we are not suffering alone,...

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Avoid Dualism

Dualism- the cleaving into two from that which is truly one- colors our beliefs regarding health and illness. Consequently, we in the Western world attempt to understand the body as if it were in total isolation of the mind… we want to describe human beings - healthy...

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Authenticity matters

Bob Barkley frequently told us that most dentists leave dental school with a bizarre psychological combination of superiority and paranoia. The superiority complex comes from the educational process as well as from being inadvertently sheltered from the experience of...

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CBD Dialogue Part 3

Part 3: The endocannabinoid system (ECS), upon which CBD, or cannabidiol, influences, was discovered in the early 1990’s. Since that time, we have learned that the ECS helps regulate neurotransmission, inflammatory cycling within cells, pain signaling to the brain,...

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CBD Dialogue Part 2

Part 2 Today I will be continuing with my weekly segment focused on CBD, including what it is, how it works, and the therapeutic benefits of “full spectrum” hemp oil. This series will be posted in full on my companion website for future reference. ….....

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Moving past the chaos

cha·os noun complete disorder and confusion. synonyms: disorder, disarray, disorganization, confusion, mayhem, bedlam, pandemonium, madness, havoc, turmoil, tumult, commotion, disruption, upheaval, furor, frenzy, uproar, hue and cry, babel, hurly-burly; More Working...

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