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5 Ways to Create and Plan Your Own Personally Curated Retreat

5 Ways to Create and Plan Your Own Personally Curated Retreat

Think back to the last glorious vacation you took that felt like a retreat. Wouldn’t it be nice to recreate this same uplifting experience close to home? I remember mine - an off-season trip to a Caribbean Island during a time when I was burned out from work. We were...

You Don’t Have to Prove You Are a Great Doctor

You Don’t Have to Prove You Are a Great Doctor

I Finally Realized I Was a Good Doctor Do you recall your first year as an attending and what that was like? For me, it was a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs practicing as an emergency physician in a semi-rural town in Illinois. But once I found my stride...

6 Simple Ways To Teach Your Kids About Black History

6 Simple Ways To Teach Your Kids About Black History

Black History Month is upon us. Over the years, my children have been assigned a wide variety of Black History Month projects by their teachers. They have created paper collages about famous African-Americans, replicated the creations of Black inventors, and even...

Are You Wearing Perfectionism as a Badge of Honor?

Are You Wearing Perfectionism as a Badge of Honor?

As women docs, many of us struggle with the concept of perfectionism. Perfectionism is one of the ways that many of us have been able to get to our level of success. It can, at times, be the one thing that separates us from our classmates or colleagues and can be worn...

How to Say Goodbye to Impostor Syndrome

How to Say Goodbye to Impostor Syndrome

As a physician life coach, I’m often asked questions on the topic of impostor syndrome. It is something that all of us have experienced at least once in our lives and will likely experience again. Without understanding what it is and how to be prepared for it,...

3 Practical Steps for Leaving Overwhelm and Exhaustion Behind

3 Practical Steps for Leaving Overwhelm and Exhaustion Behind

I remember there was a time I would lay awake in bed at night dreading going to work and wondering how in the world I would make it to retirement age as an emergency physician. I was an attending physician, and I thought life was supposed to get easier by now. But it...

Why Every Doctor Needs a Coach

Why Every Doctor Needs a Coach

I was coaching one of our Sister Docs recently and when we hopped on Zoom I asked her, “What would you like coaching on today?" Her response: “What don’t I need coaching on?”   We chuckled together as she said that. I laughed because I knew exactly where she...

     

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