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Being You in 2019: This is Really Living

You are a healthcare professional, and that, my friend, makes you special. I have worked with many of you and, in fact, I am proud to be one of you. I feel like I know quite a bit about you. You are that person that lays it on the line for your patients every single day, and for that reason I am certain that this is the stuff you are made of:

1. You have grit- that thing that couples your passion for helping others with your perseverance- and it serves both you and your patients well.

2. You have heart. You are superb at loving people through some of the scariest, most vulnerable times of their lives.

3. You have a brilliant mind with a penchant for curiosity, precision and innovation.

4. Your compassion drives you to work long and hard every day to comfort and ease all forms of pain and suffering.

5. You have a solid respect for science- for the genuine truth that reliably and consistently supports and guides your choices and decisions daily.

6. And, last but certainly not least, dare I say, you have faith. A deep inner knowing that there is a power, much greater than you, that often guides your hands, opens your heart, and even delivers miracles well beyond what you can explain with logic or scientific reason.

Each of these qualities are a tremendous part of what makes you great at what you do. And, in my humble opinion, they only represent a portion of your magnificence. The stuff that makes you truly stand out and that most positively contributes to your impact, is 100% unique to you, the person that is sitting there reading this right now.

What I am referring to is not what you do, how you do it, or what you have. It is more about who you are, how you show up, and how you connect with people. It's that which drives you and is important to you. This is what lights you up and brings you joy. You'll find it in the moments when you are swept up in a frenzy of energy, productivity, & satisfaction, with little notice of the physical, mental or emotional toll it collects.

This is that glorious thing that I call Really Living. You also might hear it referred to as Flow