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Taking stress out of the holidays

Dr. Paul
Family gathered around festive holiday table.

The holidays—with all its joys, excitement, and let’s face it, stress.

Added stress is a normal part of the holiday season. In a well known life events stress test, 12 points are added to your score if it’s the holidays!

Television commercials show happy families sitting around a roaring fire, encircled by affluence. Cheerful music plays in all the stores. Christmas lights brighten the streets (a nice thing in the dark Northwest!). Yet the holidays are not all cheer and tinsel. Read more about Taking stress out of the holidays

Social Media: The Blessing and the Curse

Dr. Paul
Woman using mobile device.

Facebook, in addition to other social media sites, has become the meeting ground for friends, acquaintances, and co-workers to gather. Worldwide, 1.5 billion kids and adults, hang out on Facebook’s corner.  It’s mindboggling! Read more about Social Media: The Blessing and the Curse

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In the news: Everett Clinic plans expansion in Shoreline, Lynnwood, south Everett

December 10, 2015

Everett Clinic chief operating officer, Dr. Jeff Bissey contributed to the Herald's feature on the Clinic's South County growth. 

“We felt we needed over the next five years to at least double in size and at least have a market presence in north King County on both sides of the north end of Lake Washington,” said Jeff Bissey, The Everett Clinic's chief operating officer." Read more about In the news: Everett Clinic plans expansion in Shoreline, Lynnwood, south Everett

Happiness

Dr. Paul
Photo of a happy family and grandparents.

I am fortunate. I am basically a happy person. Ask my mother and she will tell you…I was also a happy baby. Read more about Happiness

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The holidays: Sweet & Salty

Dr. Paul
Photo of woman contemplating holiday season.

The other day I was walking in the early morning, watching the Eastern sky grow luminescent. The rising sun is the harbinger of something fresh and new.  For me, the perfect day is watching the sunrise and the sunset. It brings me closer to nature, the world around me, and reminds me to be in the here and now. Read more about The holidays: Sweet & Salty

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