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Informed Mindfulness as the Foundation for Leadership

By Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP As we attempt to transform our healthcare system through the adoption of an integrative approach to care, it has become clear that to make such a shift, we need leaders who are not only dedicated to the values inherent in integrative medicine but who can also think critically, create collaborative environments, develop strategic approaches to change and inspire excellence throughout an organization.   A grant from The Bravewell Collaborative in 2013 to develop a program that ...

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Mindfulness Practice Notes

By Jeffrey Brantley, MD   If you want to know how an apple tastes, it doesn't help much to read or think about apples, even if you read or think a lot about apples! If you want to know how an apple tastes, you have to bite the apple and experience the taste of the apple. To really know apples well, you will probably have to bite and experience the taste of many bites of a lot of apples! Knowing — through repeated, ...

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Integrative Leadership: An Embodied Practice

By Lori Knutson, RN, BSN, HNB-BC INTEGRATIVE LEADERSHIP IS A SOCIAL IMPERATIVE We may define the elements of Integrative Leadership in the following way: Integrative: “Serving or intending to unify separate things” Leadership: “Going before or with to show the way” Those of us who have been in the integrative health field know that health is much more than a symptom, disease, illness, or disability. These are the physical manifestations of the world around us and the world within us.   The science of epigenetics now ...

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Book Review: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, Penguin Random House, New York, NY. 2015. ISBN: 978-1-59184-748-9 By General Stanley McChrystal (with Tantum Collins, David Silerman, and Chris Fussell) Review by Lori Knutson, RN, BSN, HNB-BC If you Google “books on leadership” the result is 394,000,000 pages. Apparently we have not figured out the secret sauce to effective and sustainable leadership that is resilient to the dynamics of a global environment. However, General Stanley McCrystal’ s recently released book titled, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for ...

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