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Gap Analysis

What is a Gap Analysis? Wikipedia defines a gap analysis as something that involves the comparison of actual performance with potential or desired performance. According to Searchcio, a gap analysis is a method of assessing the differences in performance between a business’ information systems or software applications to determine whether business requirements are being met and, if not, what […]


How Does One Develop Competency? First of all, what is ‘competency”? Webster defines it as “the quality or state of having sufficient knowledge, judgment, skill, or strength”. We all want to be competent in what we do from a child learning how to walk, to and adult learning a new skill, such as developing websites, […]

A Butterfly Named “Johnny”

Who is “Johnny” I wanted to share this story about a butterfly named “Johnny” with you. It was shared with me by my good friend Rachel. Needing some work done around her house, she reached out through some type of social media and got a response from a man named “Johnny”. After meeting with him […]

The Power of Hope

The power of hope cannot be underestimated. Power is defined as “the ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something”. We certainly know and understand the power of a jet engine to get a plane in the air. In addition, would anyone ever deny the power of love? I don’t believe so. […]

Stages of Grief

Getting Bad News We get “bad news” many times in our lives. The news can be life-altering and we can be very vulnerable when this news is received. In the Links for Perspective portion of this site there is a video from the Cleveland Clinic. No matter what the “bad news”, there are predictable stages […]

The Mystical World of Surgery

Is It Magical or Mystical? I like to think of it as the mystical world of surgery. Growing up, having had surgery myself and for other members of my family, I was mystified. Having had my tonsils removed at a young age (a procedure that is rarely done today) when I was 5 years old. […]

Building A Team

Building a team is a complicated, multi-faceted, fluid process. A process is a series of steps leading to a desired result. Therefore, one must have an idea of those results, the goals, to be achieved in order to build the process.  I have once heard that if you don’t know where you are going, you will […]

Developing Competency

Stages of Developing Competency We struggle at times in developing competency in what we do. I wanted it to become part of my daily activity. It certainly doesn’t develop overnight and most of us are probably not aware of the fact that there are stages to developing this competency. There really are four stages towards […]

The Metabolic Syndrome

Ever Heard Of the Metabolic Syndrome? Sometimes referred to as pre-diabetes. My story – Over the last several years I have strongly disliked when people I knew came up to me and said, “Boy, have you put weight on!” Believe me, it’s not like I didn’t know it. I had gotten to the point that […]

Fact vs. Opinion

Fact vs. Opinion. In today’s world of healthcare there are so many statements that are made by health professionals. Is that statement a “fact” or an “opinion”? You may not know the difference at the moment, therefore we tend to accept everything the professional says as a fact. One of the reasons for that is […]