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

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 well-being needs to be addressed at both the level of the...

THE CHOICE TO TRANSITION

Take a moment to think about all the transitions you have experienced in your life. Was the change fueled by something internal or external? In childhood, you move from one grade in school to the next. Over time, you progress through several different schools. For...

AUDACIOUS SELF CARE

My motto for 2017 is Audacious Self Care. Honestly, this has been my guiding principle for a while. This year I simply decided to give it a catchy term. When I tell people I specialize in coaching folks on self care, they often respond with some version of how they...

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