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Finding your sweet spot

By Edward T. Creagan, M.D. September 29, 2010

Almost every golf or tennis magazine promotes the magical golf club or tennis racket with a "sweet spot" the size of Bolivia. This is the part of the club or racket that gives the most velocity to the ball and can help even an amateur have a satisfactory game.

Most of us are also looking for the "sweet spot" of life. It's that moment when we feel connected, validated, acknowledged and honored for who we are rather than for what we can accomplish.

Finding your sweet spot involves spiritual well-being, connectedness, a sense of purpose and, equally important, physical health. Figuring this out is hardly rocket science, but it's another reminder of the importance of getting a good night's sleep, exercising and keeping perspective despite the current turmoil.

So, despite our setbacks and disappointments, if we stay the course, reach out to those who can help us, and share some of our gifts and skills, we can find that sweet spot.

With

Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

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Sep. 29, 2010