Future Casting and Managing Anxiety During COVID

Future Casting and Managing Anxiety During COVID

"Both optimism and anxiety require us to imagine something that hasn't happened yet. If we have the ability to worry about the future, it also means we have the ability to imagine a better one." Jess Ekstrom, Chasing the Bright Side For the first time in my life, I...

Career Move: Your Family Will Thank You Later

Career Move: Your Family Will Thank You Later

One evening after a exhausting clinic day, I was again the last parent to pick up my two boys from daycare. My husband was working late, so I was on my own. We drove home and I fed and bathed my littles entirely on autopilot. They splashed like Shamu in their bubble...

The 4-1-1 on Masks from a Doctor and Surgeon

The 4-1-1 on Masks from a Doctor and Surgeon

There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation about wearing a mask, so as a physician I feel compelled to offer some advice based on science.  Somewhere over the past few months we have gone from “healthcare heroes” to the evil people trying to take away...

The Power of Walking with a Doctor

The Power of Walking with a Doctor

I have given myself the freedom to think big and dream the impossible. Despite my busy schedules as a neurologist, I have always gravitated towards some form of community service, whenever time permitted. This truly makes me...

Editor’s Corner: Everything is Negotiable

Editor’s Corner: Everything is Negotiable

A letter from our Co-Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Archana Shrestha  Dear Reader, I wanted to share with you some of my biggest takeaways from last month's Women in White Coats Doctors' Lounge talk by contract's expert Dr. Bonnie Mason. She shared the "Top 5 Contract Mistakes...

The Day I Lost My Job

The Day I Lost My Job

After graduating from my pharmacy residency program and securing a clinical pharmacist position in diabetes management, I was so excited to see what this next chapter in my professional life would bring. So, imagine my surprise when I walked into work on January 30th...

What if Mommy is Not OK?

What if Mommy is Not OK?

Let’s be honest – the pressures of being a wife and mom can sometimes be tough to handle. OK, maybe not sometimes – ALL the time! You’re responsible for so much. Cooking, cleaning, chauffeuring, managing schedules, taking care of your sick kids (and husband!). You...

Editor’s Corner: You Are Not Alone

Editor’s Corner: You Are Not Alone

A letter to readers from our Co-Editor-In-Chief Dr. Archana Shrestha: Dear Readers, Why am I so passionate about uplifting, empowering and advocating for women doctors?  It's not just because of my own personal struggles and challenges throughout medicine. It's...

Bye Bye Mommy Guilt, Hello Self-Care

Bye Bye Mommy Guilt, Hello Self-Care

I took a ballet class this week! It may sound crazy to some people, and may not sound like a big deal to others, but I’ve been really excited about it! Since I was 5 years old, I’ve loved to dance. I was never a professional dancer, but I did ballet, jazz, and modern...

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