Reduce Stress with Constructive Relationships and Activities

Reduce Stress with Constructive Relationships and Activities

Last week, I had a one-hour meeting over coffee with a busy and typically emotionally stable, positive, and strong physician. She apologized to me at least three times, saying, “Next time, I won’t be so negative.” Like many women I work with, she is especially...
Magic Doesn’t Happen in the Middle

Magic Doesn’t Happen in the Middle

Like you, I have a lot of roles and relationships I care a lot about; family, work, mentor, community member- oh, don’t forget myself! All too often I am focusing on what I need to do next in all these domains. My anxiety levels go up and my self-confidence goes down....
Ensuring a Good Life

Ensuring a Good Life

In a practice filled by daily activities with colleagues, staff, and patients, women physicians often feel isolated emotionally. “A 24/7 career gets in the way of making personal connections.”  Women physicians succumb to a masquerade as strong and independent, even...

Feelings Reveal Your Desires

Change Is Happening Are you experiencing a change, or know you need to change, but feel conflicted? When my husband interviewed for an out-of state job, my immediate responses were confusion and fear. How will we stay emotionally connected? Am I willing to move? Are...

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Key challenges to physicians include low reimbursement, loss of autonomy, and patient overload. As these issues are unlikely to change any time soon, there is high dissatisfaction among physicians. However, the way we process issues can change today. We all have...