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Can Supplementing With Vitamin D Help With Migraines?

During my education in pharmacy school and on my clinical rotations most of the non-pharmacological solutions were neglected. Why is there such an overemphasis on medications in pharmacy? Why do most pharmacies and pharmacist fail to pay attention to solutions outside the pill bottle? Can Supplementing With Vitamin D Help With Migraines? Migraines are painful…

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74.9% of Community Pharmacists Experience Burnout!

74.9% of community pharmacists experience burnout! I think what’s more sad and frustrating than this statistic is knowing that the burnout pharmacists experience is primarily due to unfavorable work conditions. 68.9% of the pharmacists said that they experience burnout due to emotional exhaustion. 50.4% said their burnout is due to depersonalization and 30.7% said their…

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Why I Walked Away From Pharmacy

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we have only one Confucius I graduated pharmacy school in 2019 and afterwards I decided to take an unconventional path. Unlike most that graduate pharmacy school I didn’t go into retail, hospital or even residency. I made the decision to walk away from pharmacy…

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The Problem With Conventional Pharmacy

The pharmacy space is changing drastically, especially retail pharmacy. Retail pharmacist face difficult work conditions. Most pharmacist are hesitant to express their opinions on the issues facing pharmacy for fear of being fired from their jobs and losing their professional reputation.  Retail pharmacy is shrinking. According to the 2019 employment data by The Bureau of…

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How Implementation Intentions Are Better Than Plans

Habit Change Is Hard Like most people, you want to be healthier, lose weight, have more energy, get better sleep, have emotional resiliency and strength, reduce your stress, and become a peak performer. Like most people, you also feel powerless when it comes to your unhealthy habits. You feel like you lack control of your…

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How Negative Feelings Help You Change Your Habits

The other day my son and I were getting ready to go to the pool to swim. My son, two and half years old, is learning how to dress and undress himself. He was attempting to take off his socks. He got extremely frustrated, irritated and annoyed because he couldn’t figure it out. Why am…

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How You Can Quit Smoking By Focusing On These Two Steps

Is smoking an addiction or a habit?  The line that separates habits from addiction is not clear. I have thought about this several times as I’ve begun my journey as a health and wellness coach. Addiction as defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine “is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among…

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How You Can Successfully Stop Your Binge and Overeating Habits

You don’t want to just lose weight! Why? Because being overweight or obese is not necessarily your problem. It is a result of a specific behavior and behind that behavior is your emotional pattern that causes you to act in a particular way which results in you being overweight or obese. Have I confused you…

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Why it’s Hard to Quit Smoking

I love the movie Holes! Recently I found out that my wife hadn’t watched it, so I turned it on for her because it’s a good movie. Maybe I think it’s a good movie because I have nostalgia when I watch it, nostalgia of my early days in High School (where I watched the movie…

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How The Chaos in Chain Pharmacies is a Side Effect of a Bigger Problem

Those who are dedicated to a life of wisdom understand that the impulse to blame something or someone is foolishness, that there is nothing to be gained in blaming, whether it be others or oneself Epictetus  What I Remember About Pharmacy School I still remember the conversations, conversations that I heard when I was a…