It takes imagination to help others. Your creativity grows as you go an extra distance on a regular basis.
Plus, there’s just no tellin’ what those you help are thinking as they experience the unexpected moment of your love that can rearrange their narrative, their life.
- You can hold the door - maybe for a few people before you proceed.
- You can smile and greet everyone as you go through your day. (Holidays make it particularly easy - try saying ‘Have a great Labor Day weekend!’ to everyone you encounter on the days around this holiday. They will inevitably smile back and return the happy. And if someone doesn’t, maybe - just maybe - you’ve REALLY left a huge dose of love in their heart that they needed desperately.)
To your imagination and CREATIVITY as they re-arrange someone’s day and life,
Not all orthodontics courses are the same. Some are super-charged, with lots of power and insight about a subject that deceptively appears to be slow and simple. Dr Chris Baker explains.
Here it is August, and time to begin planning and working on some ways to share love over the upcoming winter holidays.
For starters, every year, we bake a bunch of wonderful Sour Cream Coffee Cakes - many actually - preparing for our Christmastime love fest.
After baking, cooling, wrapping and freezing, we have a freezer full of gifts.
Then, beginning around Thanksgiving, we have fun delivering them and surprising folks - like:
Loving you changes us too,
The sedation of America's children has been both at-home and, all too often, in the dental office. This is problematic. There is a better way.
Years ago there were no cart corrals at the grocery store. There were people who walked you and your cart to your car, and returned the cart.
Sometimes now, we find carts that folks leave in the parking spots or between rather than taking them to the corral. Look at the opportunities to teach your children to pay it forward!
Send your teenager to return your cart to the store if you’ve parked where there are no corrals, or walk with your younger child and do so yourself.
Teach your children well. Transform their experiences. To Life!!
Orthodontics is one area of dentistry where the patient WANTS treatment. BUT, that can change if unexpected results occur. Here's how to prepare.
Finishing each orthodontic treatment well is crucial, and yet, is full of challenges. We've just put a new course, "Orthodontic Finishing", online, and it's designed to teach successful case finishing. This new course can help the doctor prevent and address the "pickles".
Worry is thinking negative thoughts over and over.
We all engage in it.
Over time it can change who you are. Not for the better.
"Will all your worries add a single moment to your life?" ~ Matthew 6:27
Today, if you find yourself worrying, work to delete that thought and replace it with something you are grateful for. Keep doing it.
Get the worry on the run, feel ever so much better. Extend your life.
Let me start: I am grateful for you!
For doctors who practice orthodontics and dentistry: Here is how you can find a renewed and greater sense of significance in your dental practice. Your daily life can be one of accomplishment.
Claude and I were in Sam’s Club the other day and saw a boy, about 10 years old, and his mom. The boy, sniffing and wheezing, looked longingly at the end-cap display of candies.
He asked mom to buy them. She said yes. The genuine smile of happiness on the boy’s face was huge. He felt happy.
Thinking to myself of the labeled many ingredients like refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup, that his happiness was unknowingly about ingredients that, for him, were toxic.
Let us be a model for our children.
Let us teach them through our food choices, and reading labels, to avoid poison in our foods. And that will keep us healthier for longer, for our children - and keep them healthier, too.
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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