Lead with L.O.V.E.

Lead with L.O.V.E.

Have you gone to leadership with a question or concern, only to leave the encounter feeling like you have not been heard? Sure, communication occurred. There was an exchange of words back and forth, but you felt the issue at hand was dismissed. There was the feeling...
Year-in-Review Process for Busy Physicians

Year-in-Review Process for Busy Physicians

More than a decade ago I hired my first coach and life was never the same.  During my time with the life coach, I experienced first-hand the value of an end of year process that goes deeper than setting a New Year’s resolution. Years have passed. As a busy physician...
I Have PTSD. Do You?

I Have PTSD. Do You?

I have PTSD. I haven’t been to war.   I haven’t been in abusive situations.  I’ve spent over 2 decades working in the high acuity setting of the ICU.  There was a time when gathering data on the way to diagnosis was invigorating. I remember the excitement of...
Holiday Time: Is it a trigger for you?

Holiday Time: Is it a trigger for you?

We all do it at one time or another.Maybe the office or clinic is closed, but you’re on call waiting for the phone to ring and take your attention away from family, friends, and festivities.Is it a source of stress or have you learned to go with the flow?There are...
5 Steps to Awaken Possibilities

5 Steps to Awaken Possibilities

Certain times in medicine are cause for celebration, like the medical school acceptance letter and graduation, Match Day, and completion of training, and landing the dream attending position.  Then there is the stuff in between. The highs and the lows.  The times you...
Grace

Grace

The conversation of physician wellness includes self-care and self-care practices.  As a practicing physician I adopted many self-care practices as the vehicle to restore peace and connect to the flow of life.  One practice in particular has taken center stage for me,...