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How Mindfulness-Based Interventions Can Improve The Mental Health of Pharmacists

Pharmacist are stressed Pharmacists across the country seem to be dissatisfied with their profession. Not every pharmacist is unhappy with what they are doing but it seems that the majority are. Especially those working in retail. Everytime I come across negative news related to the profession I’m reminded of my decision to not work in…

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How Big Retail Pharmacies Are Mercaineries And Not Missionaires

Missionaries vs. mercenaries- the Amazon way  The difference between missionaires and mercenaires as described in Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, with an Introudction by Walter Isaacson. There is a difference between people and companies who are missionaires vs. mercienaries. The mercinearies are single mindely profit driven. They care about making money more…

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The Fat Guy And The Skinny Guy Inside All Of Us

The Fat Guy You have two totally different personalities inside of you; the fat guy and the skinny guy. They have different needs, different interests and different lifestyles. The fat guy is lazy. He wants to sit on the couch, eat junk food, watch TV, eat some more and never exercise. Exercise is the last…

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How Can Supplements Help Improve Your Sleep?

Supplements cannot ‘knock you out’ People are always looking for the quick fixes. I’ve been guilty of it too. It’s easier to search for the quick fix solution to our health problems than it is to change our habits. Habit change is hard. It’s even harder when it’s health related such as sleep, exercise, nutrition,…

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How Am I Coping With Not Working As Pharmacist

I burned my pharmacy bridges  I never saw myself working as a retail pharmacist. Even when I was in pharmacy school I knew that I didn’t want to work in retail pharmacy. I graduated pharmacy school in 2019 and with a doctor of pharmacy degree in hand I decided to not work in this profession.…

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Can Supplements Help With Weight Loss?

Not too long ago I was in a vitamin store. It was a quick trip for me but the few minutes that I was there I overhead a short conversation centred on weight loss. One of the customers, a woman, while holding a few supplements asked the clerk “what else do I need to take…

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Why It’s Important to Approach Health And Wellness By Focusing On The Four Dimensions of Human Nature

Do traditional pharmacies and pharmacists neglect to pay attention to the four dimensions of human nature when interacting with patients? What are the four dimensions of human nature? Stephen Covey, in his book describes that: Human nature is four dimensional: the body, the mind, the heart and the spirit. In the culture approach for the body,…

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How Pharmacists Can Help Change The Eating Habits of Patients

Can pharmacists play a role in changing the eating habits of their patients? Should they be doing that? And what resources can they rely on as a blueprint for how to make it happen? Do pharmacists have a role to play in changing the eating habits of their patients? Absolutley. The more useful question ought…

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Why I Don’t Regret Leaving Pharmacy

My reasons for leaving traditional pharmacy without regrets. Two Years and Four Months It’s been two years and four months since I graduated pharmacy school. It’s been that long since I decided to not work in pharmacy and to not pursue the path of climbing the pharmacy corporate latter. It’s been that long since I…

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Pharmacists Need to Provide Lifestyle and Wellness Coaching

Should Pharmacists Stick to Being ‘Drug Experts’  Should pharmacists stick to being only the ‘drug experts’? There are some people, including pharmacists who will answer yes to the above question. They believe that because pharmacists are the ‘medication experts’ they are only qualified to work within the boundaries of this profession. Pharmacist’s Role Expanded Because…