Category Archives: Caregiving

Are you More Like an Aspirin–or a Vitamin?

by Dr. Vicki Rackner If someone were to describe you, would they say you’re more like an aspirin or a vitamin? Not that you literally prescribe aspirin or vitamins.  However, you help your patients, clients or sources of referrals achieve … Continue reading

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3 Weight Loss Tips

Imagine standing in front of a mirror and seeing a trim toned body. You can get there! How do I know? As a doctor I’ve witnessed my patients make remarkable transformations; as a health coach I’ve seen clients do it. … Continue reading

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Does Caregiving Make You Fat?

If you have put on a few pounds since you’ve started caring for an aging parent or sick partner, you’re not alone. Many choices reasonable caregivers make under stressful circumstances contribute to weight gain. Less exercise.  “My walk seems like … Continue reading

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Exchange the Gift of Stories

Dr. Vicki Rackner Want to make your holiday dinner really special?  Ask people around the table to share stories. Here are some questions that might get the ball rolling: What were the holidays like when you were a child?  What … Continue reading

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Poison Control Serves Seniors

When you think of poisoning risks, you may think of kids.  Poison control centers also serve seniors. Let’s say your loved one runs into medication glitches.  Maybe they accidentally double the dose of medication, take a spouse’s meds or drop … Continue reading

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How Hospice and Pain Clinics Can Attract More Patients 2 of 3

Developing relationships with people who refer patients accelerates your practice growth. In this video, learn the three steps to a meaningful conversation that will lead to more referrals.

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The Healing Power of Pets

Do you think your pet has healing powers?  I bet you’re right! This past week I got to tell some stories about my special four-legged companion Elvira.  This chocolate lab was a healer.   There was something special about her; … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions Hit the Brain’s Sweet Spot

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Ever wondered why holiday celebrations feel so good?  It’s all about brain chemistry. Each of your thoughts, feelings and actions causes a chain of brain cells to fire together, leading to changes in the local neurochemistry. Some of those changes … Continue reading

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Glen Campbell and His Family Inspire

By Dr. Vicki Rackner Like a rhinestone cowboy                                                                 … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy

by Dr. Vicki Rackner September 15, 2011 As you choose words and actions that convey comfort, strength and hope, think birthday gifts. You might remember the best birthday present ever.  You open the box and find EXACTLY what you want. … Continue reading

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