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How to Have a Better Day TODAY

What kind of day are you going to have today? Often my clients tell me that they know before they even get to work that they are going to have a hard day or a bad day or a tough day. And then they tell me why. They give me all the reasons why their […]

Boxing Gloves

Stop Beating Yourself Up (Please)!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the one change I have made in my life that has had the single biggest impact. And as you know, I’ve changed a lot of things in my life!  I wanted to share it with you, because I see this behavior all the time. Not just with my clients, but […]

Vacation Reading

How to Get More Vacation Time as a Doctor

On Facebook I recently saw a doctor post a picture from her 5 week vacation in Europe. It was a pretty picture. It looked sort of like this one.  But the interesting thing was the comment from another doctor: “5 weeks?? How did you get 5 weeks off?” At first glance that sounds like a […]

Stressed Doctor

Career Re-Design for Doctors

I am part of a large Facebook group for physicians. I love it. I love doctors – they are my people. Even though I am no longer practicing (at least for now), I still identify very much as a doctor. One thing that I notice over and over again is how many docs complain about […]

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Don’t Let Gratitude Keep You Stuck

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US. This is a day in which we all (or at least many of us) reflect on all our blessings and what we are grateful for. I love Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorite holidays. It combines food (anyone who knows me knows how much I love food) […]

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The Power of Pausing

The power of a brief pause is amazing to me. When I am getting stressed, or my mind is spinning, or I am starting to rush around or worry about something, I try to catch myself and simply PAUSE. Just for a moment I stop moving, I close my eyes, I take a deep breath […]

Flower Heart

You Are Allowed to Be Happy

You Are Allowed To Be Happy. Do you know that? You are allowed to be happy. Even if others are not happy. Even if others might be experiencing war, famine, cruelty, injustice, hunger, death, illness. You are still allowed to be happy. Even if you are experiencing war, famine, cruelty, injustice, hunger, death, illness. You are […]

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Live Like You’re Dying

I know…sounds like a country western song. And it is. Thank you, Tim McGraw. For others of you, you may be thinking that this is too morbid. Or unrealistic. That you can’t just live every day as if it might be your last. Actually, you can. And in fact, this might be the most realistic […]