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Field-forwarding Leadership

January 7th, 2018

By Arya Nielsen, PhD, and Ben Kligler, MD, MPH Field-forwarding leadership sometimes comes from the work of those identified by their institutions or organizations as “leaders”. But often it comes from the passion and commitment of individuals without a specific high-level leadership title or role but who are determined to create the change they see needed in their field. Here ...

Intentions: A Major Source of Outcomes

January 6th, 2018

By Bonnie Horrigan As we engage in mindfulness meditation, or in other inward-looking practices such as self-reflection or contemplative prayer, we gradually become aware of the deeper aspects of ourselves and how those aspects affect the reality in which we live. One of those aspects — our intentions — plays a significant role in our effectiveness as a leader. The word ...

Mindfulness Practice Notes #8

January 5th, 2018

By Jeffrey Brantley, MD The notion of living in the present moment has achieved a prominent place in the popular culture, it seems. How often now days do people express the wish to “be more present”, or does a sports figure attribute their successful play to “just being in the moment,” or does a parent or grandparent emphatically state how ...

Integrative Oncology: Making Choices to Fit in While Changing the Culture

January 4th, 2018

By Santosh Rao, MD I find it difficult to truly define integrative oncology. Statements about how we look after the “whole person”, pay attention to lifestyle and stress or even spirituality seem ambiguous and incomplete. All caregivers pay attention to these things, perhaps some more than others, but is it the extent to which we devote time to holistic health ...

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