If You Think You Can

April 28, 2013

You can make today a winner
Even if you’re a beginner,
If you think you can, you can,
If you think you can, you can. Read the rest of this entry »

This is something I’ve thought about for a while, but recently it has come up more and more. I believe healthcare is a complicated world, but patient care must be at the center of it. Why else are we here?  Healthcare is about getting the patient well within our specific domains. There are many domains of healthcare from surgeons to non-operative medical care, to pharmaceutical to rehab, etc. We all practice within our specifics and for me that’s athletic training and rehab. I work in a physical therapy clinic and provide outreach athletic training services. But we interact with so many other healthcare professionals too. This post is based on conversations I’ve had with patients and a video that was shared in a work meeting last month. Read the rest of this entry »

This is from an old discussion on the High School Baseball Web discussion forum (http://community.hsbaseballweb.com/forums). A high school player had posted some frustrations about playing time and he felt misled and mistreated. Here was my response. I was a freshman in college at the time and one year removed from a similar situation. That post was met with great response then and it still rings in my head on occasion now. I’m surprised I hadn’t posted it sooner..

You are going through something that is very hard. I know–I was in your shoes just last spring. I was a senior who had been in the coach’s program since 7th grade (was around my entire life). I definitely felt betrayed when I wasn’t given what I thought was a fair shot at winning the starting spot. I did get the first start of the year and we won. That was on a Monday and we played 5 games that week I think. I started three and we won two of those three. I felt pretty good because although I didn’t do a whole lot on offense, things were pretty solid behind the dish. Well, due to a variety of mishaps I found myself off the field and I really thought that I being punished for others’ mistakes. We were bad and I felt like he had chosen to move on which as much as I hated it, I understood why he was doing it. Read the rest of this entry »

Quote for Today: Attitude

January 13, 2013

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

Little eyes are watching you

There are little eyes upon you and they’re watching night and day.
There are little ears that quickly take in every word you say.

There are little hands all eager to do anything you do;
And a little boy who’s dreaming of the day he’ll be like you. Read the rest of this entry »

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”
-George Edward Woodberry

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett

This week’sQuote of the Weekis a shout out to Arlene! Arlene is one of my co-workers and today’s her birthday! 🙂

“To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

This week’s quote of the week comes from the movie Ladder 49. If you haven’t seen this movie, I encourage you to watch it now! The movie is based with the Baltimore Fire Department. It follows a firefighter throughout his career… Read the rest of this entry »

This week’s quote of the week comes from Gray Cook’s book, Movement. I have been reading this book for a few weeks now and still have a pretty good length to go in it. This book is a difficult read, but it has really made me think! Anyway, enough about the book (that’ll come later)…

“First move well; then move often.” –Gray Cook

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