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Helping Women in Healthcare Go From Overworked & Overwhelmed to Overflowing with Energy and Joy

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Saving Lives For Two: What It's Like Being a Pregnant ER Doctor

When I was pregnant with my first child, I worked full-time as a physician in the emergency department.  I worked mostly 9-hour shifts, but some 12-hour shifts as well. Days, evenings, nights,...

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The Five Types of Freedom to Strive for as a Woman Doctor

When you think of the word “freedom” what comes to mind? 

The ability to speak your truth? 

The freedom to make choices about your life? 

Being accepted as you are and...

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The Blind Spots Keeping You Stuck

Have you heard the one where the student says to her spiritual master, “Everything that you teach us we can read in our holy books.”  She then asks, “Given that, why do...

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I Was Shocked When I Read the Menu : How to Hack the Obesity Trend

I recently went to my mom’s favorite Italian restaurant to celebrate her birthday. I was about to order my usual - eggplant parmesan – when I noticed their updated menus now shared the...

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Three Crucial Steps for Getting Out of Burnout

I remember my professional rock bottom burnout moment like it was yesterday. 

It was a bright sunny day and I was sitting at the desk in my home office. That’s when I got the dreaded...

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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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