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Getting Pharmacy as a profession Closer to The Patient

April 21, 2020

#19 How to successfully navigate your loved one’s health,
based on personality types

With Sandra Etherington & Marilena Grittani, RPh

This is an entirely different topic for my podcast, but I do believe that there is a relation between family personalities and dealing with health care issues within the family. 

Some of the interesting points Sandra brought are:

  • How she helps all family members understand their personality types
  • Once you understand who they are (your kids) on a core level better so that you can honor them for who they really are.
  • Once you understand who they are (your kids) on a core level better so that you can honor them for who they really are. Related to being an introvert or an extrovert, most people don’t know is that everyone is both
  • Helping you understand the differences between your personality types, as well as the commonalities. 

I always knew that we were different in every family, but I never understood how knowing those differences helps us handle the dynamics of the family.

Sandra Etherington
Sandra Etherington ~ Expert on Personalities Types
and how to apply them to family dynamics.

" This can really help you understand what does your child need in a medical situation to be able to get through it, the best way possible. I mean, obviously, this is all going to be painful if you're going through a health issue, but you can make it as easy on them as possible "

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Sandra is not only a family personality expert, she is also a podcaster. 

Her podcast name is Family Personalities  

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Episode Transcripts

Marilena Grittani, RPh  0:10  

Hello, and welcome to The Legal drug dealer podcast. Marilena Grittani here. I’m a registered pharmacist, and also your host. Thank you for listening to this episode. This is Episode 19 and today we’re gonna be talking about personality types and how to successfully navigate your loved one’s health based on personality types. 

Marilena Grittani, RPh  0:31  

We are interviewing today, Sandra Etherinton, I believe that that’s how you pronounce your last name and she is an expert in this area. She bases her personality classification by Myers-Briggs, and it’s very interesting to understand others and how communicating with them is better when you know their personalities. You are in for a treat. This is a totally different episode that has nothing to do with healthcare directly. But it would help you handle health care issues with your family, with your loved ones, with your children, with your spouse, or your parents or grandparents. So I hope you enjoy it. And you learn a lot from Sandra as I did. 

Marilena Grittani, RPh  1:17  

So thank you, Sandra for coming to the legal drug dealer podcast.

Sandra Etherinton  1:20  

Thank you so much for having me. 

Marilena Grittani, RPh  1:22  

So, I have said that you are into numbers and into personality. That’s a weird combination. So how did you? How did you get to this? Where did you start? Where did you go to school to do?

Sandra Etherinton  1:37  

So I went to school for actually mathematics. That was my undergrad. And the reason I like mathematics, a lot of people think oh, you’re a numbers person. And you are the person that everyone looks to like when you’re at the table and it’s time to pay the bill. Go to the math major. She can calculate it and I’m like, No, no, no, I don’t I don’t do arithmetic. It’s hard. So number And not really my thing. But the reason I really like math is because it’s puzzles and systems and problem solving. And that’s what I love. And the way that that relates to personality type is that personality type puts a system and a model to why someone does the things that they do. And so that’s how those things are kind of related.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  2:23  

So, it is like a formula?

Sandra Etherinton  2:24  

Yeah, exactly. Like that. I never thought about it that way. 

Marilena Grittani, RPh  2:28  

So, how long have you been doing this? Well, math and then personalities. Mm hmm. So after I graduated with the math degree, I went actually into the business world, I was in a big four accounting firm and, and then I went into the corporate world for, I don’t know, maybe six years. And I wasn’t really happy there. The competitive environment just kind of turned me off. And so when I became a parent, I chose to stay home with my children. And after While when I began to get the itch to work again, I had this fascination with personality type. And I had already done a lot of research on my own and started applying it to my children. And I loved the results that I was seeing in my home and the improved communication that I was able to have with my children who were very, very young at the time, and in my relationships as well. And I thought I would love to be able to bring this to other people because I already was in my friends, telling them oh, you know, this is this is what I learned and how I’ve applied it. And I thought if I could really bring this to other families, I could make a really big difference. And so I went through the training. I went through a certification program with the Myers Briggs company, Myers Briggs personality type is the type is the model that I use. I also got a certification in something called the M M tick, which is basically Myers Briggs personality for kids. And so I am certified and trained in both of those things. And then I’ve been practicing with families for a couple of years.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  4:00  

Awesome! So, what is it that you specifically do with this and families.

Sandra Etherinton  4:05  

So when I work with a family, I help everyone in the family understand their personality types. So that’s the parents, the kids, and then if there’s any extended family that they want to work in, we can do that, too. And then I help you understand the differences between your personality types, as well as the commonalities and the basis of that. So you understand how each other communicates better. You get better discipline tips, and more effective discipline tips for your kids. And you understand who they are on a core level better so that you can honor them for who they really are, instead of trying to turn them into maybe this image you had of them, which we all do as parents, right. When our kids are born, we have this image of who we want them to be and just give them more of what they need for their mental health. And so I take people through all those steps. We do extra sizes, and we really work it into kind of their daily family functioning.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  5:05  

So a personality type is kind of a, it’s like shy or extrovert or or an introvert. Is that what you’re talking about? Or is it something different than that?

Sandra Etherinton  5:19  

Yeah, so there’s lots of different personality type models out there. You may have heard of Myers Briggs, which is what I’m talking about. There’s also enneagram, which is denoted by nine numbers. And that one’s really interesting and helpful too. But the Myers Briggs personality type model that I use is denoted by four letters, and each of those four letters stands for a different preference pair and the first one actually is introversion or extroversion. If you prefer introversion, you your letter is I if you prefer extraversion, your letter is E. And that’s kind of the easiest one for people to have sort of an intro into it because most of us at least have a baby understanding of what introversion or extroversion is.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  6:02  

Yeah, that makes sense. So what about people were like me because I’m both?

Sandra Etherinton  6:08  

Well, actually a secret in Myers Briggs that most people don’t know is that everyone is both. Everyone uses introversion and everyone uses extraversion, because we have to to function in the world. We all have to be able to interface with the outer world like you and I are doing right now Marilena. And we all have to be able to go inside ourselves and have quiet time and use introspection, right. So where the where it comes out with Myers Briggs with choosing one or the other is which one your preferences which one is more natural to you which one is more comfortable to you, you can kind of think of it as being right handed or left handed. We have to use both of our hands all day long. I can use my left hand just fine, but I’m right handed, and when I go to write something down, I do not want to reach for that pen with my left hand. It’s going to take way too much effort. It’s gonna make me feel really frustrated. And it’s probably going to come out looking like chicken scratch, right?

Marilena Grittani, RPh  7:05  

Exactly. Yeah, in my case it will.

Sandra Etherinton  7:07  

So I prefer to use my right hand. I also prefer introversion. But I can extrovert myself to just like I’m doing right now.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  7:15  

Okay. Well, I’d like to thank you for doing that for us because we want to pick your brain and find out what we can learn from this because family dynamics are very important. And I think that this day, so we’re having we’re recording this in at the beginning of April in 2020. And we have the famous Coronavirus going on and everybody’s having to hold family at home and it is a hard situation, because they’re not used to that for those that work outside of the house and the kids go to school. It’s a hard situation. So let’s see what we can learn to day, and see how we can apply it

Sandra Etherinton  7:52  

It’s a huge adjustment, you know, it sure is.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  7:55  

So when you said something that caught my attention because was the one that raised me. And I remember her saying: “you need to do it this way, because that’s how I do it”. Mm hmm. And most of the time, I didn’t understand I was little, I remember being very confused like that. I don’t understand what you’re trying to do, or I see this way, way easier. But she wouldn’t let me do it because she knew her way. So is that kind of what you’re talking about?

Sandra Etherinton  8:25  

Sure, yeah, there’s an aspect of personality type that can change the way that we prefer to do things. So the two things that Myers Briggs measures the most is the first thing that it measures is how do we take in information from our outer world. Some people prefer to focus on the facts and the details. They like to trust their experience. So that might be what your grandmother was, she likes to trust her experience and her experiences. I do it this way and it’s effective. So I’m going to keep doing it that way. Other people that’s that’s for people who prefer something called sensing That’s the letter S. And then other people have a preference for something called intuition, which is denote denoted by the letter N. And those people don’t really like dealing with the facts and the details as much they prefer the big picture. They like to find the meaning behind something, they like to make connections. And they also like to find new ways of doing something, that’s what really gets them excited. And so, when you have someone who prefers sensing and you have someone who prefers intuition, coming together to try and do something, especially if one of them is trying to tell the other what to do, that can be a source of conflict, it can be there can be communication errors, and there can be frustrations within a family.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  9:43  

Yeah, I can see that between my husband and me because I am and N & he is an S. And he is very factual and very organized and very by the book and and even cooking, I don’t follow a recipe. I just use what I have and I taste it and I think it will work. And that’s what it is he will rather follow a recipe with old portions pre determined and everything exactly by the book by minutes and seconds. So it’s a, hard to deal with somebody that is totally opposite on those kind of things. So, how do you how do you train people to get along or to understand the other part? Because I think that that’s what it’s more or do you train them to change to what they need to do? Just guide us with that?

Sandra Etherinton  10:30  

Yeah. So first of all, just like we talked about with introversion and extraversion all of us can do both right like I’m sure Marlena even though you are you prefer intuition. I’m sure if you had to follow something step by step. You can do that right.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  10:42  

Oh, yes, I do. I’m a pharmacist and I have to do right. Follow. Yes.

Sandra Etherinton  10:46  

Yeah. But maybe that’s just not as fun for you. Right. It’s a little more effort takes a little more work, maybe even feels exhausting, if you have to do it all day, right? Mm hmm. So we’re all able to flex to our other side. The question is how often should we flex if one person is always flexing to the other person. There’s an imbalance there, right? And so we want to correct that balance so that both people are flexing an equal amount. The first step is understanding that that’s the issue. Right? So that gives you a little more compassion for that person. Oh, they’re not just trying to make me do it this different way to annoy me. Their brain literally just works differently than mine does. So that’s the first step.

Sandra Etherinton  11:26  

The second step is understanding what we can do about it, right? And so what we do is we find the common scenarios that are occurring in a relationship. And we we develop an action plan for that. So kind of taking a step back and and the intuitive parent has to take a step back and say, okay, sometimes I need to do things the way that the sensing parent wants me to, because that is very important to them. So I just need to go into the details. The sensing parents sometimes have to test to take a step back and be okay with all the little details. They would they want done not always getting done, because they need to understand that that’s exhausting for the intuition parent.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  12:05  

So it’s a balance and it’s a compromise. So in the area that I work in the area that we talk about in this podcast, that is mainly health care, we have issues with family members dealing with diseases or circumstances in their health. That is not that easy for them to handle. Because well, the doctor said that you need to take this pill, so you need to take it every day. And then the other person says, Yeah, but it makes me dizzy and I cannot go roller blading because that’s what I would like to do every day, and that makes me happy. So I don’t take it! So how how is it that they need to work on this particular subjects to understand the other two, in this case, the patient and the loved one that is trying to help because I do believe, that when even when they’re, they have different opinions, they want the best thing For the person, then that’s what they think is the best. So how can they manage that?

Sandra Etherinton  13:04  

Yeah, so one thing is communication, right? Like we just talked about, first of all, understanding how… So, say you’re the parent and you’re trying to talk with your, your child, understanding how they prefer to take in information is really key to communicating to them what you think they need to do. So if they need the facts and the details, and the step by step, that’s how you need to communicate to them, even if you’re someone who prefers to look at the big picture, right? Like, like, this is gonna make you better in the end. You know, and that’s what’s most important to you, and the details of the in between and how they’re feeling in between is not important because in the end, you want them to be a healthy adult who survives, right.

Sandra Etherinton  13:46  

But so you need to come down to their level and talk about the in between and what all those steps look like. If it’s the other way around. You’re the sensing parent, you have an intuition child, you need to be able to look at that big picture with them. So communication is one I actually forgot we were talking about the things that Myers Briggs measures. And I forgot to mention the second big thing that Myers Briggs measures, which is how you prefer to make decisions. So some of us prefer to make decisions using completely objective logic, leave the feelings out of it, leave the values out of it, that’s too messy. The others of us we call that thinking, by the way, and that’s denoted by a TI. The other side of it is that some of us prefer to step into the situation emotionally, empathetically. We prefer to make decisions based on how that’s going to affect others, or how that’s going to affect ourselves. Again, we can all do both of these things. And we absolutely have to, right? You have to consider other people’s feelings. You have to take your own values into account. You also have to be able to step back and say, You know what, now is not the time to think about how so and so’s feeling. This is the right decision objectively. But there’s just preference in each of us, for me my preferences for feeling. And when I have to make a decision that I know is going to be hurtful for someone that’s incredibly hard for me to do; even though I’m capable of doing that, right, that can really play into this too, because a decision on whether to take a medication or not a decision on a treatment plan. That’s huge. If you’re coming at that from completely different spaces, that can be really hard to figure out. Why is this person wanting to make a completely different decision for me when this other option seems so correct?

Marilena Grittani, RPh  15:32  

I remember a situation that happened in my family a long time ago, one of my niece’s, she was five years old, and she needed to get her tonsils removed. Her mom, very protective, very into her child. She decided not to tell her anything. And she took her to the hospital. And she didn’t know what she was going to do. She didn’t tell her that they were going to the hospital, and they took her away and that kid screamed to the top of her lungs, because she didn’t understand what it was. After, she woke up, she was in a lot of pain. She didn’t understand what it was. She was very anxious. And she came home the same day. And I remember going there that evening just to see how she was doing. And she was upstairs. She didn’t want to come down to the living room. She was very upset with the world. Like she’s not wanting to talk to anybody. And we always had a connection. So I went upstairs and I talked to her and she said, You know that they lied to me. I couldn’t even talk and I don’t know what happened. She was five or six. And I’m like, well, I can explain to you what happened just But why didn’t they tell me? Time past and she grew up a little bit more and she still remember that? And she would say, Are you going to lie to me the same way that you did that day that you took me to surgery, so for her was very traumatizing for her mom. She thought she was protecting her? Right? Oh, I think that that is part of a that would be an example of what you’re talking about. Am I am I on the right track?

Sandra Etherinton  16:52  

Totally. This can really help you understand what does your child need in a medical situation to be able to get through it, the best way possible. I mean, obviously, this is all going to be painful if you’re going through a health issue, but you can make it as easy on them as possible, if you really understand their personality type and what they need to get through something that’s, you know, somewhat traumatic.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  17:13  

And it is okay, if the parents are opposite, right? Because she thought that she was doing the best. And then it was really bad for her child. But she didn’t consider what the baby was thinking because she was too little. And she just thought what she thought it was the best. And, we also get that from our parents, they always do. They always want us to do what they would do, like you need to follow this team or you need to be this religion or you need to be this politic party, because that’s what I am. And that’s what you need to choose. So, how do you work with parents for them to realize that to understand that kids are individuals, and they have their own ways to be, their way?

Sandra Etherinton  17:53  

Well, first of all families that come to me they generally they have an interest in personality type. There is something that go that’s called going on that makes them want to understand their children or their parenting partner better. So I’m working with people that are already open to that. It can be very difficult to convince someone, if they’re if they’re not already open to it. But then helping them see, because a lot of people think, oh, if they’re doing it different from me, they’re doing it wrong. So I really work with helping people to see that there’s that, you know, preferring to make your decision with feeling is not wrong preferring to make your decision without, you know, taking people’s taking all the feelings into consideration isn’t wrong, it’s just two different ways of making the decision. And both can be equally effective. Right? You can still logically come to a good conclusion using either one. And so helping people see that both things are equally good. They’re just different, goes a long way to understanding someone else and why they’re doing things differently from you having more compassion for that having more space. For that, more patience for that.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  19:02  

So, what where do people start learning about personalities? Whenever they know that there is a dynamic that is not the best in a family or when there is a situation that is not working and they need help, or before you become a parent, so you are ready for whatever you are starting to come up with. I mean, raising the child is not easy. And if you understand that, they will be different, I guess it will be easier. So when people when would be a good time for people to start learning about personality types.

Sandra Etherinton  19:34  

Right now! No matter where you are, and your life, it’s gonna be helpful. I mean, I started learning it when I was in the business world because there was actually corporate trainings where they help teams work better together based on their personality type. And then I was able to take that and apply it in every area of my life with my husband before we were even married, you know, with my parents understanding my dynamic with my mom and my dad, better. Oh my gosh, it’s just so powerful right now is the time. It doesn’t matter where you are in your life right now is the time.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  20:06  

I like that. One of the issues that I’ve have confronted a lot recently, it’s because my past five years of practice have been working in oncology and oncology is a really hard to branch of medicine in general, because people are so scared of cancer, there’s a lot of death. And it’s really hard whenever you hear that a patient was diagnosed with cancer is it’s like a death sentence for everybody and doesn’t necessarily need to be, but it’s that bad how affects the family. 

Sandra Etherinton  20:36  

Sure! 

Marilena Grittani, RPh  20:36  

Then people start. I’ve seen so many families working in different ways, like the parent or the one that is sick. Let’s just say whether it’s the parent or a child is like trying to protect the other person, their loved ones, and they do whatever they say, even though they don’t want to do it. 

Marilena Grittani, RPh  20:56  

Or it’s the other way around, that the loved one wants to be constantly protecting the sick person or the patient, and then they make everything for them, not even asking or considering their thoughts. So, that is not ideal because well, as a objective, outsider, I just think that they need to work together because there’s not a right or wrong way. And at the end of the day, is that person’s life? I think that it needs to be considered. So, how how could people that are having transitions that dramatic, it doesn’t necessarily need to be cancer but other type of diseases that you need to be mindful and you need to put yourself in that other person’s situation to see it, how they see it, to be able to help them? How can they start doing this is that a training is that they need somebody like you to guide them? There is a book?How do they start?

Sandra Etherinton  21:51  

Yeah, so if you follow me on Instagram, my Instagram handles family personalities. I post a lot of stuff About personality type in kids, about personality type, and parents and just personality type in general. And that’s a fun way to just get your feet wet. And kind of see what the different type preferences are and start thinking about it. You can take little quizzes online too, if you just if you just Google Search Myers Briggs, but please don’t rely on those results.

Sandra Etherinton  22:20  

I believe, because it assessment can only tell you so much like if you think about so you had an a question on an online assessment that says, that’s trying to figure out if you prefer introversion or extroversion, right, and it says, Oh, it’s Friday night, would you rather go to a party or stay home and read? I mean, what would you answer? i? I’d be like, I’d be like, Well, that depends.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  22:42  

Yeah. If it’s my birthday, probably go out and party.

Sandra Etherinton  22:46  

Yeah.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  22:46  

But if I have a headache, I will stay home reading

Sandra Etherinton  22:48  

Right. Yeah. If I’ve, how much how much people have I seen that week? Am I really exhausted or you know, what have I had any chance to sit back and we have grown up person

Marilena Grittani, RPh  22:57  

With the corona Virus lockdown, we can’t go out…

Sandra Etherinton  23:02  

Okay, yeah, so and so an assessment can’t get at that gray area, they can’t see what what are you wearing sometimes at work, people are different than they are at home. And so it really takes working with a professional, to be able to tease out all those intricacies to be able to get out what is the real core personality type here. So you really need to work with someone, or do hours and hours of research on your own. But if you don’t have the time for that, or the patience, you can work with someone who understands and is certified in personality type.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  23:31  

So, they can because… Let’s say that you are a mom that has a child that was diagnosed with diabetes type one that is something that they will never get away from. And they need a specific diet and a lot of medications and stuff that needs to be a routine and it’s not going to change the child needs to change the ways of life. But the parent doesn’t accept it.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  23:52  

When that happens and you are in that dichotomy and no fork in your life. You know that you need to make changes and then somebody that is in that situation would say, Well, I need to learn my child’s personality, I need to learn mine. So I need to see how to deal with both of us, to be the flexible one, because most likely the parent is the one that has to be more flexible in this case, right? So it would be a good situation for them to start and see the best out of it. Because at the end of the day, they want the best for the kid. I know they do. But they need to make , they need to admit that they might need a little help. And somebody like you that does this professionally might be the route to take.

Sandra Etherinton  24:30  

Yeah, I mean, you can force things you can, you know, yell and scream and make things happen. But that’s not a pleasant family. Right? 

Marilena Grittani, RPh  24:40  

For anybody!

Sandra Etherinton  24:41  

Yeah. So if you can come together and really understand what motivates your child, and what helps them feel better about things, you can go through this in a much more peaceful way.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  24:54  

And they will prepare you for whatever is coming in the future, right? Because you will know how to confront whatever situation it is whether it’s related to health or not. Health This is my area is my thing. But maybe if they have they lost the train that they were so excited to go somewhere and one person is going to take it one way and the other person the other way. And if you already know the personality types, it will be easier for, for them to understand how to handle it.

Sandra Etherinton  25:22  

Yeah, it can help you handle all sorts of situations. And with older children, you know, like, say teenagers, it’s great to empower them to understand themselves too. First of all, with just communicating with their parents, with their siblings, with understanding what they need in an educational environment, with communicating with doctors as you start to teach them how to handle their own healthcare and being able to ask the questions of doctors that they need, as well as understanding how they’re going to be happy as an adult career might be suitable for them. Everything I mean, it just empowers your child to become a more self-aware and mentally healthy adult if they start to understand their own personality type as well.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  26:05  

I like that very much. Because sometimes we’re with teenagers, we’re like, what do I do with you? Right? So, then they need as much help as they can get, mostly because they want the best, but they’re they have tried what they know. And, is not working, when it doesn’t work is when the problems start, whether it’s for them to become more rebellious or for the parents to give up. And that’s not, what any of them need. Yeah. It’s a very interesting way to put it, and for people to understand. So, I just hope that everybody that is listening to this conversation is analyzing their relationships, whether it’s with partners or spouses, or parents or kids or children, to see how they could improve on and learning how they are and how different you are, and how examples can work better for one or the other personality type, that can be improve the life in the family and trust me, whenever you get to menopause time you better have that personality types clear, because it’s not going to be easy. The sooner you start the better take it from me people they know what I’m talking about. Tell me what would what do you offer? What is your expertise in this cases for families? What type of services do you do they go to your office and you work in therapy like to teach them what to do? How is it that you do it?

Sandra Etherinton  27:31  

Mm hmm. Yeah, so I offer a program where everyone in the family learns their personality type and I have a program for the entire family to function more peacefully. I do that over the computer over zoom over Skype, you know, whatever is easiest for you. I’ve always done it virtually even before this whole social distancing thing came about practice

Marilena Grittani, RPh  27:51  

You got practice before other people.

Sandra Etherinton  27:54  

And yeah, you can you can head to my website www.familypersonalities.com If you want to read a little bit more reach out to me, my email is sandra@familypersonalities.com,

Marilena Grittani, RPh  28:08  

I will have all this information in the show notes. So you can go to thelegaldrugdealer.com/19, which is Episode 19. And then you will have that in the show notes with all the links, you just have to click on them, and go to her website and follow her on Instagram because I think the Instagram is a good way to start getting your toes wet.

Sandra Etherinton  28:29  

Yeah, exactly. And it starts to understand a little bit what exactly is this? Because we only briefly talked about it today. Right? And if you haven’t pletely new to it might still be a little confusing. Yeah. Also, I have a podcast. It’s called family personalities. Any any podcast platform or app, and we this is what we talk about me and my co host, and we have fun with it too. It’s not just like all serious personality type. We have a lot of fun. We talk about our own families, and there’s a topic each week were either a Myers Briggs or an enneagram, which is a model that we didn’t talk about today, but personality type in the family topic each week that people can learn from.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  29:10  

So, that’s another way for you to start. And then if they think that that’s what they need, and if they believe that that is something that can help their family dynamics, and they can go for it, directly to go with you. So I would put all Sandra’s information in our website. Again, it’s the legaldrugdealer.com/19. Because this is Episode 19. And then you can get all the information there. Do you have any other comments before we finished?

Sandra Etherinton  29:37  

No, I think that’s it. Thank you so much for having me. This is a great talk.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  29:41  

Absolutely. It is. It’s different for both of us because, I work with drugs and you work with something completely different. Yeah. But I think that we can complement our expertise in ways that could benefit the patient or the families at the end, which is all waht we want. We want the best for families no matter what.

Sandra Etherinton  29:58  

Yeah!

Marilena Grittani, RPh  29:59  

Perfect. Thank you, Sandra, so much for coming for the legal drug dealer podcast. And I look forward to hear to yours too. I will put the links there too. So you guys can sneak out there too. 

Marilena Grittani, RPh  30:09  

What do you think it was very interesting is a different way to see life communication and how to take care of others based on what they need or the way that they want to communicate. I will read more about this, I will research  more about this because even though I have done this assessment before, I didn’t pay too much attention because I basically was told to do it and that was it! And I never understood the why or what would be the use that I would give to this information. So I hope that you get as curious as I did, and if you need any help, Sandra gave us the information that is going to be available at thelegaldrugdealer.com/19 because this is Episode 19 and she has some tips there that she gave me for years so you will be able to download them there too, unless you are subscribed to our mailing list because if so, you will get it included in the email that you receive every Tuesday when I tell you though we got a new episode there, you will have the freebie, the document that Sandra prepared every other document that any of the guests or myself prepare for you.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  31:32  

If not, you have to go to thelegaldrugdealer.com/19 look for the links and then download it from there. Again As always, if you have any questions, you can send it to me to comment@thelegaldrugdealer.com and I will respond them personally or I will include in any of future episodes. 

Marilena Grittani, RPh  31:53  

So that’s it for this episode. Thank you so much for listening. Don’t forget to visit thelegaldrugdealer.com Look around to see what I have there for you. I have a surprise that is coming up and it’s making me work really, really, really hard but I hope you like it. And maybe we can work together in the future. Let’s see!

Marilena Grittani, RPh  32:12  

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and join our private Facebook group community as well as our Facebook page. We are going to continue to do more live episodes there, Facebook Lives with some of my guests but some of my colleagues and friends that we just want to give you little capsules of information, like tidbits of information. I wanted to let you know that next week we will be talking about vaccinations.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  32:39  

It will be Episode Number 20 and we will have Angela Solis again with us. She is the pharmacist that we had in episode number 6 and we were talking about component pharmacy and she is very knowledgeable, super smart and really, really nice. I really like talking to her. You will you will be in for a treat!

Marilena Grittani, RPh  33:00  

So with that I’m done. But before I go on just in case no one has told you today, I wanted to take a minute to remind you of how awesome you are, and how lucky are those that have you in their lives. Thank you for being the awesome you that you are!

Marilena Grittani, RPh  33:15  

Have a wonderful rest of your day.

Marilena Grittani, RPh  33:17  

This is Marilena Grittani! ~ The Legal Drug Dealer

Marilena Grittani, RPh  33:19  

Bye for now!

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