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New beginnings

This week is going to be a week of lasts for me. It is bittersweet.  After 10 years, I am retiring from the dental industry…specifically from working in a dental office. I know more about periodontal disease, brushing, flossing, crowns … Continue reading

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Influence

Sometimes things are so obvious that you can’t see them…like the saying that you can’t see the forest through the trees.  (I may have hacked that one…haha) Today I had a conversation with a co-worker that changed my perspective on … Continue reading

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Leadership a la Deneen

I’ve learned that management is mistaken for leadership all too often.  Management, in my opinion, is maintaining the status quo.  If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.  For me, this is frustrating.   I know I’ve been spoiled in the … Continue reading

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I’m a mess

I’m not usually a self-centered person.  I generally consider others’ needs over my own.  I will give and give and give until I have nothing left to give.  I’m not usually an ego person either.  I am willing to do … Continue reading

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Leadership

Leadership is a well-designed dance.  There are times when the moves are graceful and lovely.  There are other times when the moves are visceral and move you to your core. Being a leader is tough when you are not in … Continue reading

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Subtle insecurity

I’ve been reading the Twilight series.  It’s eerily engrossing.  I don’t know what it is about a story about a girl who is in love with a vampire yet best friends with a werewolf that captivates my free time.  A … Continue reading

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Off-center

I had one of those days.  You know the days I’m talking about. I woke up a bit later than usual.  Everything I touched fell down, fell apart, created havoc in my day.  It was snowing, so everyone was driving … Continue reading

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Average

I only know life through the lens of my own experiences.  Intellectual things come easily and naturally to me.  They always have.  I’m a fast-learner…I just pick things up.  I was an A student with the smallest effort.  The only … Continue reading

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A few of my favorite things

There are a few things that I’d like to highlight about my job that I love. I love that I have off every other Thursday, even if it means I have to work some Saturdays.  It’s so much easier to … Continue reading

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Meetings…

So today I survived my first staff meeting at PDA.  I don’t like hate meetings in general.  I understand the necessity for meetings.  You have to talk through things with everyone in one room.  However, I feel like some people enter … Continue reading

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