Monday, July 21, 2014

Thank You



As part of my health insurance - I have a Wellness Coach. We have spoken two times. She is very easy to talk to and with the information she has given me to read I have been doing some soul searching.   




This past week she told me the strangest thing that after thinking about it - SHE IS RIGHT.

As many of you know I have worked in healthcare for over 30 years. I have always been drawn to healthcare and really can not think of any other field I would of been able to spend 30+ years in.  In fact I still remember being in 2nd grade telling the class that someday I wanted to be a nurse.  I remember making a huge paper nurse drawing. 

Sure health care has it's ups and downs. The last 20 years of my real job I spent in management - just a tad stressful during all of the financial changes going on in the field. I retired in 2010 and then in 2013 decided to go back to health care very part time in the admissions department at our local hospital. I wanted to be the first friendly face people see when they arrive at the hospital.  I have always felt that being friendly and caring can make a huge difference in a persons hospital experience.

I love my part-time job -I work in the main admission department and also in the ER Department.  I am the first contact person in the ER and the person you see when you enter the hospital.  I tell everyone I have a DREAM job.  I get to help people and make a difference in a very small way. I work with a group of ladies that also want to make a difference in a positive way. It is truly a DREAM JOB! 

This past week I was telling my coach about my job and my blogs. How I enjoy them so.  She says - that is because you like to help people.  I was taken off guard.  It has been said that people that thrive in healthcare enjoy helping people - so I totally understand why she said that about my job. But my blogs?  She then explains to me  that I write about things that help people live a healthier life, ways to do things, and reviews to help people know about a product before they purchase. Those are all ways to help people. That is why I enjoy blogging so much - I am helping my readers.


I was like - We'll I'll be Darm - she was right. 


I want to 
THANK every Blogger for helping make my 
world just a little better.  
Bloggers share information that does make a difference!  

When I think about it..it is amazing what I learn each day from bloggers.  I read fantastic post about all kinds of things..I share what I learn from blogs and use blog post as reference tools!


Thank you for sharing your blog with me!

40 comments:

  1. Awesome Post! I get a lot of great advice and ideas from you. Look forward to each post. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thank you Debbie - over the years we have become such good friends. I can not imagine blogging without you. You are my BFF (Blogging Friend Forever)

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  2. I know I have definitely enjoyed reading your posts & following along. It's been great to get to know you :)

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    1. Thank you for sharing your blog with me...I love reading about your adventures with your kids.

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  3. Well thank you for sharing your blog with us. We appreciate that people like you want to help people.

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    1. Thank you Beth and Thank You for sharing your blog with me.

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  4. That is great reinforcement and a very positive message about yourself. When I occasionally hear that the message I wanted to share is heard from my blog, I know I am thrilled ad feel like I have accomplished something as well. Keep up the great work!
    Mitch

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    1. Thank you Mitch for sharing your blog with us.

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  5. This is such a great post. I am a helper too. I decided to take some coaching and nutrition classes to help those who have the same issues as I do with wellness and weight loss. This come after getting an MBA last year.

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    1. Having a health coach is such a great way to help stay focused - Thank you Chrystal for making a difference

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  6. This is really nice. I am glad that you enjoy your job and your blog. So many people are not happy with what they do. I also like helping others and teaching others.. must be why I am a teacher.

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    1. Hi Fancygrnancy - Thank you for being a teacher - a teacher makes a difference in every child's life she touches!

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  7. I wholeheartedly agree! Starting my blog will forever be one of the best things I have ever done. I love to write and read and so it was a match made in heaven. :)

    I am so happy that we've connected through our blogs. I look forward to reading more from you and wish you the best of luck in the future.

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    1. Thank you Tami - it is great that our blogs have allowed us to share and enjoy each others blogs

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  8. I need a personal wellness coach in my life. I think that would be beneficial for me, its awesome that your insurance pays for it as well. I love blogging as its an outlet sometimes. I love to read about others and what they are doing and sharing and getting to know others along the way. Thank you for sharing with us and I too have enjoyed reading!!

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    1. Hi Mommy 2 JAM - I agree I am very lucky to work for a good company that feels health is number one. Thank you for sharing and helping make my day better - your blog does make a difference,

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  9. I am not sure if my last comment went through cause it's not showing up so I am sorry if I post this twice! Congrats to you for having your dream job! I am an RN and stopped working about 6 years ago after my daughter was born. I sure do miss it sometimes, but I love the blog too.

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    1. Melissa plenty of time for you to go back to health care - being a mom is the most important job in the world. You are helping your readers with your blog - THANK YOU.

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  10. It's so true! I never think about it that way but whenever I get an email from a reader on how I helped them...it's amazing!

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    1. I agree ~ getting a email from a reader commenting on a post that has helped is a RUSH!

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  11. And thank you for sharing your blog, as well! Sometimes it's hard for me to see past the stress and time crunches of this gig, but this article helped me do just that.

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    1. I didn't even think about blogging as helping people - I just knew I liked to blog.

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  12. I never thought about blogging as helping people, but I guess that's true. Any time we share experiences or products, we're helping.

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    1. Thanks Danielle for sharing your blog with us!

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  13. I started my blog because of my desire to help people too! Good luck on all of your success

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  14. I've met so many amazing friends through blogging! And a wellness coach through your health insurance? I need to check into mine. That sounds so awesome. :)

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    1. I love having a wellness coach! Amazing how they can help !

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  15. I would love to have a life coach :-) I agree - Blogs are so helpful. I learn so much

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    1. I agree I check blogs for all kinds of info!

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  16. People like you do make a difference. Health care and blogging is similar in terms of they help people but in different ways. While health care may save a life, blogs help you stay informed on what's happening etc.

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    1. You do too Madison! Your post have definitely helped me - I use you reviews for ideas for gifts!

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  17. Sorry about the test...I think I need a coach to tell me how to make my comments stick , LOL.

    I think it is great that you are able to have a wellness coach and hope that every one could have that option. I certainly would take advantage of it. I am glad that you are in the position that you are because you have a great attitude and a passion for helping people.

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    1. Thanks Pam....I know commenting can sometimes be difficult.

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  18. Oh my life would be so much nicer and healthier and less moody perhaps if I had a wellness coach xD Can I borrow yours :P

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  19. I know every time I visit you blog I'll find something fun and environmental friendly (green) to read about which I enjoy so much!

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  20. So true! Great post! I think I need a wellness coach too. I love reading your blogs and think you do make such a big difference! Thank YOU!

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  21. She has a great point! Great post. :)

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  22. The blogging community can be so helpful and supportive! I also enjoy and get energy from blogging and reading other blogs.

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  23. What a great view point. I never thought of it like that before. Thanks for sharing!

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