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Spouse Dumping: Bad News for Good Relationships

Spouse Dumping: Bad News for Good Relationships

We all have bad days. Terrible traffic. A horrendous workload. Difficult faculty. Insurance disasters. An argument with staff. A patient you just couldn’t save. As physicians, we often come home running empty on food, hydration and patience. And also full of...

“Throwing My Life Away” Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

“Throwing My Life Away” Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

As medical students, we are trained to anticipate the next step, being a resident. As a resident, we are consistently reminded that there are offices, hospitals, clinics, etc. that need us. The position is waiting; you just have to fall in line and find the right one....

Poetry During COVID: A Team-Building Experience

Poetry During COVID: A Team-Building Experience

In March 2020, SARS-CoV-2, also known as Coronavirus 19, entered our lives and changed us all forever. Both small and large gatherings ended, and our hospital division stopped having in-person meetings. Suddenly, teleconferences became the way to communicate with each...

How to Uplift Your Life with Gratitude

How to Uplift Your Life with Gratitude

Last year leading up to Thanksgiving I found a candy dish and colorful tiny Post-it Notes and asked my family to write a few things down. I wanted them to write down people, things and experiences from the past year (the year of the Pandemic) that they are grateful...

Editor’s Corner: Misinformation is the equal opportunity virus!

Editor’s Corner: Misinformation is the equal opportunity virus!

Living in Green Bay can be a lot of fun.  Among other things, there is football and there are four seasons. And it has great health care. Green Bay has been in the top 50 list of cities with excellent healthcare, including one of the top hospitals in the country....

Editors Corner: The Holidays Are Upon Us.

Editors Corner: The Holidays Are Upon Us.

Just last week was Diwali, the Indian festival of lights that is now celebrated universally. It is a celebration of good over evil and light over darkness. This was my first Diwali spent with none of my two children at home and it was a new experience for me.  With my...

Preventing Burnout as a Pediatrician

Preventing Burnout as a Pediatrician

As a Pediatrician, are you starting to feel overwhelmed by all of the uncertainty in medicine today?  In the midst of the pandemic, physicians of all specialties have felt an increasingly heavy burden. As Pediatricians, we were somewhat “saved” from the perils of...

Women Docs for Women Docs: Celebrating a year as editor-in-chief!

Women Docs for Women Docs: Celebrating a year as editor-in-chief!

It has been a little over a year since I started my stint as editor-in-chief of the Women in White Coats blog.  When I took up this exciting opportunity, you can bet that it was not without some trepidation. I was of course apprehensive with my main concern being...

Protecting Your Priorities And  Living An Intentional Life

Protecting Your Priorities And Living An Intentional Life

Congratulations! You have cleared the extraneous items from your day-to-day, so you can spend your precious time the way you want! The next step is maintaining your clutter-free task list. How do you keep the clutter out of the to-do list? First, set boundaries. You...

The Truth About Feeling Stuck

The Truth About Feeling Stuck

I remember looking forward to the day I graduated from residency for four years. I thought that I could not wait to feel the freedom of being an attending. There were several days and weeks during residency that I was sure I would never make it. When graduation day...

     

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