RESPECT THE PROCESS

 When you are overflowing with natural ability, it is easy to ignore the steps that get a desired result. In fact, some folks get annoyed when someone wants to teach them a specific process when their current way gets the outcome they want. Ask any AAU basketball...

THE DISILLUSIONED YOUNG DOCTOR

This month marks the tenth anniversary of my first sabbatical from clinical medicine. Most people know I left for good in 2010. Many aren’t aware that a previous bout of burnout led me to step away for 100 days just three and a half years out of residency training....

SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE

A version of this article originally appeared at thefaithfulacademic.com Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been focused on academics, fitness and being a good Christian. That was how mind, body and spirit manifested in my life. It wasn’t until I found myself to be a...

SAY NO

Probably the most important skill I have developed in my transition from full-time obstetrician-gynecologist to self care advocate is how to say no. It’s not just the act of communicating that word. It’s being able to say it with confidence, without guilt and without...

PHYSICIAN WELL-BEING

A version of this article originally appeared at kevinmd.com The recent celebration of Employee Well-being Month got me thinking a lot about how physicians are treated as employees with regard to well-being. There is a general consensus that the issue of physician...

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