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November 15, 2019

As the Thanksgiving season is almost upon us, I (and every podcast, blog, and IG post) have found myself pondering what i'm most grateful for.  I try to be mindful each and every day about what I'm appreciative of. Whether it is just the way a dental procedure went and...

September 27, 2019

For many adults, high school is a time they are glad is over, done, finito. Some remember their adolescent years as traumatic and cringe at the prospect of seeing their peers from their old stompin’ grounds ever again. Others feel awkward to remember the way that they...

August 30, 2019

Whew, summer has been a wild ride! Between three epic summer family vacations, baseball games/tourneys/trips for two boys, dance competitions, triathlon events and training, continuing education meetings, and busy work schedules that seemed to vary from week to week, i...

July 11, 2019

I wrote my thoughts down first when my grandmother graciously bequeathed her piano to me as she knew how much I loved it, and her, by extension. Now that she is gone, I’ve realized that her gift serves as a physical reminder of her presence and impact on my life. I’m s...

June 28, 2019

What does joy mean to you? It's hard to define. Joy does not equal happiness though, it's simpler than that. It is a physical sensation that is triggered by small moments, and it has great power. When I think of joy puppies, snuggling, warm blankets, babies, bubbles, b...

May 17, 2019

In early February I was asked by my leadership team to be the keynote speaker at our CenterPoint continuing education program for all of our 10 practices of dentists and dental professionals.  This totals more than 100 people. I immediately said yes, because it’s alway...

April 19, 2019

One month ago today, I was heading home from an epic adventure with my whole family and three special team members to the eastern highlands of Guatemala to do dental mission work.  We spent eight days working in a dental clinic, treating the indigenous people of Guatem...

February 15, 2019

The big day is approaching.  March 8 is when my husband and I are leading a team of dental professionals, their teams, and our own family into the highlands of Guatemala on a mission trip for 8 days.  This is the culmination of quite a journey for me, as I began my vol...

November 28, 2018

Becoming Your Best: #Last90Days Challenge

One of my team members, Misty Boehm, office manager of New Horizons Dental Care of Lenexa, came to me in November with a request to start a Facebook group affiliated with a challenge to make the last 90 days of the year the most...

November 2, 2018

As anyone who is head of a household and an office team, the summer and start of school is a chaotic time (or "blessedly full" in the words of one overly positive friend!).  I've been off the grid lately, but I hope to take the last 60ish days of 2018 and get some grea...

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