Write Your Own Ending

October 28, 2015
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Write Your Own Ending

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending.” So said Jim Henson, one of the truly wonderful creators of our lifetime. I had the privilege of working closely with Jim for four years in the 1980s and can attest that he walked the talk, that he indeed saw his own life as an unfolding...

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Well-being Begins with You

September 17, 2015
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Well-being Begins with You

Population health management has become one of the buzzwords of 2015.  For healthcare systems, the discussion about population health management usually centers on better care coordination –making certain across the care continuum that unnecessary tests and treatments are limited and that costly hospital re-admissions...

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A New Foundation Atop the Old

July 23, 2015
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A New Foundation Atop the Old

Dan Millman, a world-class gymnast, wrote a book called Way of the Peaceful Warrior, a fictional memoir of his early life and spiritual growth. It turns out, the main catalyst of his spiritual journey was an attendant at an all-night gas station, appropriately called...

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Finding a Purpose in Life

May 14, 2015
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Finding a Purpose in Life

It’s in the air!  (Or maybe it’s just suddenly on my radar!) Within the past 6 months or so, I’ve come across and read a half-dozen books centered on...

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A Tribute to Sam Goldwyn, Jr.

January 22, 2015
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A Tribute to Sam Goldwyn, Jr.

I thought John Goldwyn really nailed it in his tribute to his father Sam Goldwyn, Jr. in Variety following Sam’s passing. I was particularly drawn to the quote from...

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Volunteers Shape Our Story: MPTF Celebrates the advocates who take care of our own

December 10, 2014
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Volunteers Shape Our Story: MPTF Celebrates the advocates who take care of our own

For many years, volunteerism has been an essential part of the MPTF story; essential, but unspoken. Our on-campus Volunteer Guild members put in 35,000 hours of volunteer time annually...

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