Plan for the Worst – Hope for the Best

I once was swimming in the middle of the deep end of a pool.  As I rose to the surface after a dive, I took a breath and began to choke.  It is a quirk of my anatomy that it happens with little reason. I remember thinking – “I can’t breathe” as I gasped for air.  But instead of panicking I forced myself to control my coughing and swam to the side where, grabbing the ladder, I proceeded to gasp, cough and choke until it passed.  Panic never helps. If I had panicked, I would have drowned. As the weeks wear
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Show Some Love To Your Boss

By: Debbie Boone, BS, CVPM –Originally published on VitusVet.com. Being in the world of veterinary management since 1987 has given me a long-term perspective on how our profession has changed. It is truly incredible how far we have come.  But in all those years one thing is consistent…” it’s lonely at the top.”   I grew up as the boss’s daughter, so I was always in a different position as I worked in our family restaurant.  That was my normal.  Just a little “apart”.  When I first went to work in veterinary medicine, I was a part of the team for the
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Inversion

By: Debbie Boone, BS, CVPM –Originally published on VitusVet.com. Welcome 2020!  A new decade is a great time to look at the past for what we can improve and plan for the future.  But, doing the same old thing year after year seems to be ineffective in implementing permanent changes.  I gave up on New Year’s resolutions many years ago because they were more like “wishes” than a plan. It’s time to take a new perspective. Recently my husband and I purchased one of those Tetter inversion devices.  Sitting for long periods of time at a desk creates some serious “kinks”
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