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How Restorative Rest Can Boost Your Productivity in 3 Simple Ways

How Restorative Rest Can Boost Your Productivity in 3 Simple Ways

As women doctors, we love being productive. Some of us are workaholics. We could even be called high-achievers. Regardless, all of us have a hard time sitting down to relax. I know that’s been the case for me. But I have discovered there are 3 important ways resting...

Making Life Easy Again

Making Life Easy Again

I have had a really long relationship with the word “hard.” I believe it all began when I was about 10 or 11 years old, and I took some standardized admissions tests because my parents wanted to see if they could enroll me in a private college prep school for...

What is Trauma Informed Care? (Part 2)

What is Trauma Informed Care? (Part 2)

What exactly is trauma-informed care?  Doesn’t everybody deal with bad things in their lives?  Why should we dwell on trauma? Is it really that big of a deal?  Shouldn’t people ideally find their own ways to cope?  The mission of pediatricians and...

What is Trauma Informed Care? (Part 1)

What is Trauma Informed Care? (Part 1)

Traumatic Experiences During my decades long career I have had innumerable experiences around medical trauma and suffering:  the unexpected death of a mother or baby (or both) during childbirth, witnessing the anguish of bereft partners who’ve suddenly had the...

Why Every Sister Doc Needs a Coach

Why Every Sister Doc Needs a Coach

What happens when you do nothing about burnout? The short answer is that not only does it start to affect every area of your life (your wellness, your health, relationships, and even your waistline and finances) but it actually becomes worse and sends you in a...

Three Things Women Doctors Need To Thrive Right Now

Three Things Women Doctors Need To Thrive Right Now

Winter is in the air, especially here in Chicago where I live. When winter and a new year roll around, I always feel a sense of renewal and rebirth. This is the perfect time to reevaluate where we are and what we, as women doctors, need now to succeed and thrive. I...

Book 4 Excerpt: Resilience

Book 4 Excerpt: Resilience

This week on the blog, we are sharing an excerpt of the chapter Dr. Kimberly Meyers wrote in the fourth installment of The Chronicles of Women in White Coats! Keep reading to learn how she developed a resiliency starting at a young age: The word “Doctor” means...

Book 3 Excerpt: Beyond Burnout

Book 3 Excerpt: Beyond Burnout

This week on the blog, we are sharing an excerpt of the chapter Dr. Archana Shrestha wrote in the third installment of The Chronicles of Women in White Coats! Keep reading to learn more about her personal experience with burnout: It’s the summer of 2020, and there’s a...

Book 4 Excerpt: Hidden Talents

Book 4 Excerpt: Hidden Talents

This week on the blog, we are sharing an excerpt of the chapter Dr. Kim Nichols wrote in the latest installment of The Chronicles of Women in White Coats! Keep reading to learn more about her background with mentoring: Although I enjoyed the new practice and all of my...

Sisterhood: the Answer to “Bro Culture”

Sisterhood: the Answer to “Bro Culture”

From the day we started the Women in White Coats blog back in the summer of 2018, we knew that this was the beginning of a powerful movement of women doctors coming together to support, uplift and empower one another.   But every movement not only has a...

     

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