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How Fasting Can Backfire and Cause ‘Revenge Eating’

Ever heard the one about intermittent fasting being the weight loss godsend for busy professionals?

'Skip some meals and melt the fat' is the mantra. If only weight loss was as simple as a catchy...

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The Hidden Cost of Doing Nothing About Burnout

I remember when I first thought about enrolling in a life coaching program. As a physician, my first thought was that perhaps it was a sign of weakness. Here I was an attending physician, who had...

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Kids

They say that there are three things that change a person forever. One is going to war as a soldier. The second is becoming a doctor, and the third is becoming a parent. 

While I’m not a...

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The Big Reason Personal Trainers Can't Help You Lose Weight

I remember when I got a personal trainer back in residency. I had just gotten married and had gained a bit of weight in the honeymoon phase of marriage and wanted to get back in shape.

So I did...

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Why I Like My Commute as a Woman Doctor

When you work in an emergency department and arrive at work, you never know what you will be walking into. I have had days where I walk in the department, set my bag down, put on my white coat,...

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Why as a Woman Doctor I Always Wear my White Coat

I never enter the Emergency Department to work a shift without first putting on my white coat, hospital badge, stethoscope and glasses. (The glasses I feel make me look more scholarly and bookish...

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Why We Overwork and How to Stop

Spring Break is here! It's time to let your hair down, put your feet up and relax a little. As lovely as it sounds, it is not so easy for all of us. 

I was coaching a fellow healthcare...

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How to talk with your kids about exercise

When my kids were small, no matter how early I rose with the intention of getting my workout done before my children woke up, I was rarely able to do it alone. Most days my 3-year-old daughter...

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Sneaky Ways Confirmation Bias Can Impact Your Personal Life

As a new mother, working in the emergency department made me want to go home and childproof every nook and cranny of our house. On a daily basis at work I would care for children, most often...

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Why Every Doctor Needs a Coach

I was coaching a Mama Doc 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...

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Women Doctors, Keep Your Heart Open

“Relax your shoulders and relax your heart. Let go and give room for the pain to pass through you. It’s just energy. See it as energy and let it go.” - Michael Singer, author...

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Metric Shaming in Medicine and 3 Steps to Overcome It

Looking back at my career as an emergency physician, I remember how my first year out of residency was a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs practicing as an emergency physician in a...

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