Sacred Heart - Inspiring Health

Fall 2015

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SACRED HEART HOSPITAL 900 W CLAIREMONT AVE EAU CLAIRE, WI 54701-5105 This publication in no way seeks to serve as a substitute for professional medical care. Consult your physician before undertaking any form of medi - cal treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. NONPROFIT ORG US POSTAGE PAID EAU CLAIRE, WI PERMIT NO. 105 BY EMMY B. Inspirations AT THE END OF THE DAY… TAKE A MOMENT FOR YOURSELF AS YOU WRAP UP A BUSY DAY AND ENJOY THESE POSITIVE THOUGHTS FROM AN HSHS SACRED HEART HOSPITAL COLLEAGUE. LAST MONTH, A FRIEND of mine went to the doctor and had some lab work done because she had been feeling rather fatigued. One of the results came back a little out of the "normal" range. Of course, what was the first thing she did after receiving the result? Googled it and totally freaked herself out with all kinds of gloom and doom scenarios! When she saw a specialist a week later, he wasn't nearly as worried as she was. "There could be all kinds of reasons for your test result," he explained patiently. "You have to look at the big picture." That got me thinking about how often I look at the "big picture." It seems like, in my daily life, my attention is focused on the minutiae—what I have to do in order to accomplish this, that, or the next thing. Don't get me wrong, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. But I know it's also important to step back from time to time and re-evaluate my life goals to make sure that I'm still headed in the right direction. Maintaining a big picture perspective on life helps me not get bogged down in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Otherwise, too quickly, the days turn into months and the months turn into years, and suddenly I could look back and think, "Where has the time gone? What have I really accomplished?" Note to self: To stay on the right path, and don't forget to look at the big picture. For more "Inspirations at the End of the Day...," visit

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