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This has been a week of change, shifts, growths, and healthcare. Amazing all the things that can fit into one week… 

In service to my own self-care, about six months ago I decided to only see clients and patients three days a week. I wanted to take two days a week to work ON my business, expanding it and expanding my brand, as well as my impact, influence, and reach. However, I soon realized that this meant I worked 8:00am-8:00pm some days, with a 30-minute break. It was such a great idea in theory. In practice, however, it became another reality. It clearly became time again for another reassessment. 

Have you found on occasion that your great ideas sometimes aren’t, when put into practice?

Always be open to reassessing when needed. In adding in a defined lunch hour each day and taking a break each afternoon, my workload is again so much fun. Creating a waiting list and referring out have become such assets. I have found as well, that in referring out, others refer to me as well. That means my client load becomes even more selective. In my coaching, I can add only those I am most able to support and those who will have the greatest impact and influence.  

Suzanne Taylor King, a woman I highly respect and cherish, and can comfortably refer anyone to, offers a community for entrepreneurs at all levels. Suzanne provides a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and accountability. Her experience and expertise are inspirational. If you are an entrepreneur at any level, or want to be, do yourself a huge favor and reach out to join her community and learn and be inspired by the one of the best. I’ll see you there. 

Jim Rohn, a motivational speaker, says: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

I believe this completely. I believe so because when we have people in our lives who call us, or inspire us, to be our best selves it’s amazing how natural that becomes. I have two, decades-long, girlfriends who always let me know when I have left my best self, my self-care, even my funniest self. They call me back to me and to them. I have business connections that call me to keep growing, expanding, and following my dream, my purpose, and my passion. Without these, I could easily lose focus and betray the woman and the leader I want to continue to become.

In this spiritual journey of becoming, service, and expansion, we need the laughter, the love, and the connections that are willing to truly see us. In allowing us to see them as well, we are blessed beyond words. Choose yours with great discernment.

Remember the words of Eleanor Roosevelt: “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Bring in those people who value, inspire, and expand your ideas, who only discuss events with interest while searching for understanding, and only those who discuss the wonder and the best of other people. Positive people support your positive, authentic, best-self.

May your week be blessed with the richness of great connections, the joy of adventure, love, and warmth, and the outrageousness of those who truly know you!  


Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.