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Episode 12: Vytal Health / "Y" is For You

In our first virtual interview, we met Dr. Tiffany Mullen, co-founder of Vytal Health, a new telemedicine company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, focusing on personalized patient care.


starting a telemedicine company with the background of being a patient first - healthcare patients need to be heard and validated - building resilience through survival - insane curiosity and hoarding information - recovering energy as an extrovert - healthcare in our country is a little bit scary - facing self doubt and fear as an entrepreneur - defining small success as meaningful interactions with others - "big success" is leaving the world in a better place than you found it - what if you were part of a movement that transformed culture in a meaningful way? - transforming your company in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic - giving up a paycheck to get started - feeling more of a sense of community during crisis - using your gifts and ability to transform something in order to grow - getting started happens when you have growth and gratitude nailed, and you take a step forward to "do it" - if you turn inward and you know yourself, your likelihood of success is greater - the potency of telling stories - addressing the unmet healthcare needs of patients during this time - working with four and a half humans


"Getting started, I think, is when you finally have your gratitude and your ability to grow as a person nailed, you can finally take a step forward and do it." - Dr. Tiffany Mullen


This post is a companion to Episode 12 of Appreciation Nation, which you can find in your favorite podcast app:


All images copyright Vytal Health. From left to right: Dr. Tiffany Mullen, the Vytal Health Team, Vytal Health products


Appreciation Nation Challenge (ANC) #12: Tell a Positive Story Today

In this week's episode, Dr. Mullen talks about the potency of storytelling. She invites us to share stories with each other in this difficult time. This is particularly relevant to individuals who consider themselves to be introverts. Although it seems counter intuitive, recently published research suggests that introverts, not extroverts, are having a more difficult time in quarantine. In the spirit of that, here are the rules:

  1. Identify. Choose some experience from your day - ideally, it will be a funny or amusing, yet positive moment. Simple and short will work great.

  2. Consider. Think about the moment from as many of your senses as possible. If you were by the fruit at the grocery store, what colors did you see? What did it smell like? What sounds can you recall? Imagine the moment for yourself a few times.

  3. Share. Reach out to someone - maybe someone you haven't spoken with in the last week or two, and just share the story. Do this by video, telephone or "over the fence" to a neighbor (preserving social distancing recommendations).

As always, please share your Challenge experience with the kula by joining the Facebook group at https://facebook.com/groups/anchallenge.


Links / Mentions:

  • Vytal Health - functional medicine telehealth practice, bringing health care into the future by taking the time to listen to patients and create personalized plans to fix the root cause of symptoms.

  • Find them or on Facebook or Instagram.

  • Clifton Strengths ("Strengths Finder")

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