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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 75

Enjoy these weekly insights from our Senior Leadership team.

Senior Leaders include: Steve Simonin, President & CEO; Amy McDaniel, Belmond CEO; Beth Carder, CNO; Cindy Hunter, CQO; Holly Martin, HRO; Greg Polzin, CFO; Regan Swisher, CCO; and Ashley Recknor, Specialty Services Officer.

 

Amy's Reflections

“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” - Patch Adams I had a conference with one of Maleigha’s teachers this week, and as we waited for Rick to arrive we all collectively took a deep...
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Notes from Steve

I asked my coach today if I’m way too worried about my cat. She said the politically correct thing and said everyone has different emotions and reactions to their pets. Jocko, my cat, had most of his teeth pulled last week, and then over the weekend he couldn’t catch his...
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Notes from Steve

My Uncle Bob* died last week. The funeral was in Sioux City at my old church. Most of the members were there, except 30 years older from the last time I saw them. I made the rounds at the tables during lunch and told everyone about Iowa Specialty Hospitals &...
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Notes from Steve

My niece got married last weekend, outside on a patio overlooking a golf course. Luckily the day was gorgeous, but regardless of what the weather was, it would have been great. There was a commercial this past year about a wedding party that gets married outside in a rainstorm. In...
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Amy's Reflections

Do one thing every day that scares you. - Eleanor Roosevelt I had a discussion with Maleigha the other night regarding homework that went as follows: Me: Maleigha, go get your homework so I can review it. Maleigha: Mom, you should just trust that I have it done. Me: Well,...
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Notes from Steve

Hmmm... this is hard stuff. As I've re-engaged with myself this past 8 months, I'm surprised by how possible life is. I'm walking to the edge more and trying to play, laugh, learn...live as if this is all there is. AND...AND... life is starting to, after 51 years, become clearer....
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Notes from Steve

Chips and dip were my dinner Sunday night. "Steve. Really? Chips and dip?" I justified this action by a long bike ride during the afternoon - with really hard hills. In actuality, the chips and dip cancelled out the long bike ride. My life is a series of break even...
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Amy's Reflections

I have always been much better at asking questions than knowing what the answers were. ~ Bill James Have you ever thought about doing something and never pursued it until someone asked you? This happened to me recently with regards to the Catholic Church. I was raised Methodist and Rick...
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Notes from Steve

I'm no longer a complete Pollyanna. Not everything in this world is done with the best intentions. Evil does exists. The Craigslist fiasco involving my 1973 Rhodes Electronic Piano (in which I came to the easy decision that it was a desired item everywhere in the United States) turned into...
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Notes from Steve

I'm trying to sell this old, cool, electric piano (Rhodes) that I had on the stage atundergrounded on Craigslist. I got a ton of interest from people all around the United States. One of the first requests that came in, I responded in a positive manner, and it's been kind...
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