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The Next Revolution in Health Care?

            I had the honor of speaking yesterday at a Summit at The Cleveland Clinic dedicated to “Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation.” The 2,200 people attending were comprised of executives and administrators, doctors, nurses and … Continue reading

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They say if you don’t learn the lesson, it keeps returning until you do. Returns are a mixed blessing. I am having one of them as I write from the Cleveland Clinic.

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Olympics of Life

If we live long enough, we eventually get to test our strength. I call it the Olympics of life. It’s when you work, run or struggle as hard as you can for a period of time, and collapse when it’s … Continue reading

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Crossing the Road

Life in a hospital stops time.  Being with my beloved Paul over the week since his surgery has reminded me of sweet times spent with my sons when they were babies. I feel still inside. One moment I rub his … Continue reading

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The Power of Prayer & Meditation

It was 5:30 a.m. on the morning of Paul’s surgery when our two sons knocked on the door to come say morning prayers with him. The dark of night still lingered as they lit the room with their voices.

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