Glimpses into the Soul

At times, we come across things too good not to share. This is such an example. I recently encountered a link that contains original mostly black and white photographs. The images are of people amid silent interactions that go largely unnoticed within daily lives and dynamic urban contexts. But upon further examination, the intent of…

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How to Create a Wedding Budget You and Your Finances Will Love

If you’re planning a wedding – whether it’s your own or your child’s – and haven’t been paying close attention to the wedding industry, you may experience sticker shock as you begin calculating costs. An average American wedding costs the newlyweds and their families just under $34,000 — and that’s without the honeymoon tab.1 Here…

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Applying the Art of Excellence to Patient Care – Aboard a Cruise Ship!

A recent cruise upon the Norwegian owned Viking Orion ship demonstrated how much hospitals could learn from the cruise industry regarding process, customer satisfaction, cultural diversity, infection prevention, just in time alignment and integration of communication via technology, customer centricity, human factors, and an amazing amount of more. As one quick example, embarkation and disembarkation…

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The Value of a Weekend

As we grow to a more mature age, we seem to rarely have a time to just spend time with our adult children.  My son is more than just “my son.”  He is my best friend.  We don’t get enough time to spend together just doing fun things.  This was five days of just doing fun things, and I need to get busy planning our next fun thing weekend.

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