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©2018 by Nancy Michaels | Impression Impact

April 10, 2018

I hate to say this but there's very little I look forward to in the month of March -- well, except St. Patrick's Day in Mashpee, MA on the greenest day of the year -- at least in Boston Irish pubs!

For whatever reason (and I have a list of them) March just seemed to tak...

February 21, 2018

So, February is a lot of things – including being a short month which is a good thing if you live in the Northeast, like I do.

In February, we also focus on numerous holidays such as – my birthday month and I know I’m biased, but some of my favorite people are fellow Aq...

January 16, 2018


A couple of years ago, I read the book by Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizational consultant, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.  Kondo started a de-cluttering revolution and I had heard a...

November 27, 2017

 I have so many things to be thankful for -- what are you grateful for this year?

I am so grateful to be able to work and keep learning with this fantastic community of professionals that care so much about us, patients. I am thankful for their compassion and for the ch...

November 1, 2017

Full disclosure:

I have recently lost somebody very important in my life and I have decided to dedicate both of my newsletters to her. Therefore, if you are subscribed to my Motivation Monthly newsletter as well as this one, you will see that my words are the same on bo...

September 20, 2017

What Do Harvey and Irma have to do with ICU Psychosis?

Twelve years ago in 2005, after waking up from my multiple surgeries, with a trachea, trying to understand, process and make sense of all that had happened to me was a huge undertaking – a monumental task for any hu...

August 18, 2017

Tell them what you're going to tell them.

Tell them.

Tell them what you just told them.

The secrets to making a great presentation follow this formula. It's no wonder -- for many reasons. We have short attention spans. We need context and structure in order to remember th...

July 5, 2017

Finding humor in the catastrophic is the key of great comedians.  They also do a great job of finding humor in everyday events . . . or nothing at all.  Think Jerry Seinfeld.

I remember after having a lung biopsy (due to aspergillum in my lungs) and a "spot" still...