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  • Election Time

    I am excited to see the elections this year. There are many new people on the ballot and the desire to bring new blood into the AAST and for more people to be involved is very exciting. I have also seen more people volunteering for committees. This again is exciting as our field grows and changes.  Why am I so ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on April 3, 2014
  • Elections and Volunteers

    This is that time of year when our associations are looking for us to step up to the plate. It is the time for us to have an influence on our field and those we chose to represent us. This is the time of year when I see so many complaints and so little action that I want to scream.  I have volunteered for several years on the AAST ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on February 13, 2014
  • Recommended Reading for a New Manager

    I believe that all great leaders are constantly learning and growing. I also believe that there are two great ways to do this. Read and Listen. I read every night as part of my night time ritual. I also attempt to listen to books on tape whenever I can. This is what shapes me as a leader and as a therapist. The ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on August 18, 2011
  • Educating Future Sleep Managers

    The other day I had to work part of a night shift with two of my technicians. We had a patient that may have needed a little extra care, and I felt that another person might help to run the study better. When I got home, I posted on Facebook how impressed I was with the technicians I worked with. They really understand that they're on the ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on November 8, 2010
  • Celebrate Sleep Tech Appreciation Week

    The best time of the year for teaching sleep is Sleep Tech Appreciation Week, Oct. 4-10. My goal is to inform doctors and the community that walking around tired all the time is not normal.The AAST has a page dedicated to Sleep Tech Appreciation Week. On it you will see how others have celebrated, activities such as a crossword and word search, a ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on September 30, 2010
  • Work-Life Balance Is a Tricky Business

    Growing up, I was taught you always want to act like you run the business you work for. You want it to be successful, profitable, and have a great reputation. I always have taken that to heart. Yet now as I am getting close to another birthday, I wonder if this belief, which I have shared with my children, is truly worth some of the things I have ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on June 29, 2010
  • Working Together to Improve Respiratory and Sleep Medicine

    I have mentioned before that I want to get involved with sleep and respiratory on a larger scale. Well, the opportunity hit me a couple of weeks ago when I was asked to attend the tri-county school board meeting. In attendance were representatives from the two community colleges, the area university, the local hospitals, a community member, ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on June 17, 2010
  • AAST Needs Our Support

    This is the time of year when the AAST asks for people to volunteer. They need committee members as well as a new secretary and two members-at-large for the board. I applied to committees for education (I teach sleep at a local community college) and membership (I'm truly passionate about growing this field and the organization). Both these causes ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on February 17, 2010