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“It is refreshing to read about someone and realize that you are not alone battling this world -whether it be work, family, or personal life.” – Dr. Heidi Sottek

No Jerks Allowed

No Jerks Allowed

Today we are going to talk about a problem that I definitely have, and I think a lot of you probably have too. Here in Arizona it gets really, really hot. I know that’s like a super huge surprise to you…but it does get really, really hot!  Because of the heat, a...

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Don’t Lose Yourself

Don’t Lose Yourself

Taking care of yourself isn’t only about healthy eating and working out.  It’s about expanding our knowledge and passions.  This area of our lives is most commonly cut out when life gets busy.  Do you love to read?  When was the last time you just had some quiet time...

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Make Yourself a Priority

Make Yourself a Priority

My first day back working out after my PRK surgery felt so great. The doctor told me I had to wait to exercise for a week or two, because they didn’t want sweat to get into my eyes.  I tried to be a good patient, but I was just going absolutely crazy because I...

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It’s The End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine

It’s The End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine

I’m not a millennial.  I’m Generation X.  My husband and I were joking recently about how our generation was considered lazy and unmotivated by the baby boomers.  They would constantly worry about how the world would ever run “correctly” with those grunge listening,...

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A Step By Step Guide on What Not to Do

A Step By Step Guide on What Not to Do

So, it was time.  After 20 plus years wearing glasses and contacts, I started to have problems.  My eyes started to react to the contact lenses, so I was put on dailies.  Those worked for a while, but they dislodged – a lot.  I hate wearing glasses day to day, so I...

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Why Do I Even Bother?

Why Do I Even Bother?

I wanted to share some thoughts on why I feel like having a women’s only group is relevant in 2018 and why I decided we should have our own meeting.  There have been some grumblings online about our group and our meeting (and me personally) and I think for the most...

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Don’t Make Them Wait!

I am a busy working mom of three.  Trying to get all of the kid’s appointments and activities scheduled is always the number one priority for me.  So, when I looked in my medicine cabinet and realized I only had 15 pairs of daily contacts left, it wasn’t a big...

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Learn About the AAO Consumer Awareness Program Progress

Learn About the AAO Consumer Awareness Program Progress

Last weekend, I spend two days in St. Louis for in person meeting with the Council on Communications.  We spent a lot of time reviewing what we have achieved in the consumer awareness campaign and mapped out the future direction we would like to take.  In the spirit...

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Reflections on the 2018 AAO

I always have such mixed feelings when I return from the annual session.  On one hand, I love the opportunity to reconnect with my friends and colleagues from all across the country and I look forward to those interactions all year.  On the other hand, the meeting is...

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