Author Archives: Jill Scott

Christmas Toy Drive

So Halloween is over, Remembrance Day is upon us, and now the global consciousness (and global bank account) turns to the Holidays. One of the best gifts I ever received was a chicken. Yes, no lie, a chicken! We do a family gift exchange every year and not long ago, my...

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Baby Announcements!

Recently we have had an influx of babies here at PMIH 😀 Christine Schachtner and her husband Nick welcomed their handsome new baby boy on Thursday, October, 8th. John Cohen Bradshaw came three months early weighing 2lbs 5oz, but is healthy and thriving in the NIC U where Mom and...

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Love What You Do

A few years ago I spent some time working as a barista for Starbucks.  This is a company that devotes a lot of time and energy to the development of its people.  I remember once going to an internal career fair hosted by the company.  Everyone was incredibly enthusiastic, drinking...

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Communications Workshop

A Workshop for Parents of Adolescents: Speaking to be Heard & Listening to Understand Learn and practice skills for speaking to your children in ways that they’ll be most likely to hear you. Find out how concrete observations and taking responsibility for your own feelings and needs can enhance your...

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The New Four Letter Word: Busy

One of the most common complaints that I hear from patients is being too busy to take care of their health.  Busy has become one of the major obstacles to taking responsibility for our health.  We even wear our busy like a badge of honor: “I am so busy I...

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Communication and Expressing Yourself

The NVC model is comprised of four main components: observations, feelings, needs, and requests. The following article will briefly outline the particular manner in which the NVC model addresses each of these four items.   OBSERVATIONS Imagine yourself sitting quietly in the back yard enjoying a cup of coffee and...

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Non Violent Communication

Every word we use is an opportunity to connect with ourselves and the world around us. It’s an occasion to express what we’re truly feeling and wanting in the moment and to connect with that same energy in others. Similarly, words have the power to catalyze conflict and disconnection. Our...

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Start Your Exercise Plan Today: Here’s How

Many years ago during our hunting and gathering stage of civilization, we spent our days walking across the land foraging for vegetable matter and hunting animals.  Most of our days would have been spent at some level of activity.  No one was lifting weights or running laps in fact I...

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