"Find Your Passion" Weekly Wisdom


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What is your passion?

Each time I think of this question it reminds me of the guy on the street in Hollywood in the movie Pretty Women asking "what's your dream?" There will be a time when I spend the whole day walking around asking everyone I encounter this question. I am curious if people currently have dreams and passions or if there is some in the past they haven't thought about in awhile. Because that is what I think happens. When we are young, we have strong feelings regarding our dreams and as time goes on, I feel they fade. 

They don't have to fade, we just need to adapt. Maybe we don't have the same dreams of our youth but we have dreams and passions of who we are today. They don't have to be extreme, larger than ourselves or be earth shattering - but we still need to have them. 

I met Bruce a few weeks ago and we were talking about passion and he has a few but one he mentioned really stuck out to me. His passion is making deviled eggs. He has many different recipes and a has his secret ingredients and you could see his eyes light up when he talked about making them. Now that's the good stuff. That's the light in someone who knows his passions and is proud of all of them. The small and the big. 

We all need to keep our passions present and alive in our lives. We also need to share them with others. If it has been awhile since you thought about your own, now is the time and share them with someone. The big ones and the small ones, they all make you who you are. 

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"Give Me Sugar" Weekly Wisdom

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What is your favorite sweet treat?

I haven't met a sweet treat I didn't like. Except for maybe butterscotch, I am not a fan of something that tries too hard to be caramel - anything else is fair game. I also enjoy those lovely people who get together during the holidays and make a variety of treats and then put a couple of each on a plate and share them with me (I'm looking at you Paula, Stacey and Ashley). I love it so much I don't dare try to make any on my own. 

In all honesty, besides the literal sweet treats there is nothing sweeter than being around family and friends during the holidays. Last week, I asked a variety of people what their favorite thing is about the Thanksgiving holiday. There was only 1 person, just 1 who said being with family and friends. The rest of them all mentioned a food item. Now mind you, I did not ask them what their favorite Thanksgiving food was but the majority went straight to food. It kind of made me think about how many of us still forget the real meaning of this time of year. It's not about all the food, buying presents, being stressed, being sooo busy, decorating and traveling everywhere. 

It is all about the sugar.  Sugar = family and friends

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"Medicine In Action" Weekly Wisdom

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How do you feel about science?

I love science. I have loved it for a long time. From the early days of elementary science class to dissecting animals in A&P. Loved it. It did not come easy for me though, I had to work really hard at it but it didn't matter. Science kept drawing me in. 

As a health professional, I ready science based studies like most people read fiction. If there is a topic I am interested in - off I go to Pub Med to see what I can find. I enjoy listening to podcasts discussing research  focused on human health and various medical conditions. It lights me up. 

With all the evidence-based research, all the science, all the education I can get - I still like to flip the record over and listen to side B. I like to take all the information I absorb and consider a slightly different way to practice by using the evidence to create and implement the interventions I use with my clients. Clients being the key word here. Personalizing nutrition, personalizing medicine with the client at the forefront and then accessing the knowledge I have from evidence-based research to create a program to meet their needs. 

This is why there is space for all kinds of dietitians in this world because we can practice with a more evidence informed and personal way. This is why our profession can be next level in this wellness space. With our stellar education, our ability to interpret science and our ability to take the time to connect with humans on a personal level while discussing their health - this is the triple threat when it come to the future of health care. 

This is why I love science and why I love being a dietitian. 

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