Freedom from Guilt and People-Pleasing

Freedom from Guilt and People-Pleasing

Intriguing question: what is one word that can free us? You might think it is love. Love is so powerful in lifting shame and sadness and loneliness, but that’s not the kind of freedom I’m referring to. Instead, I’m referring to the freedom to put aside others’...
Sidestepping Perfectionism

Sidestepping Perfectionism

After I left clinical practice, I landed a position as medical director at a communications company. I was hired to oversee the medical accuracy of the training materials that the company designed. Occasionally I was asked to take over when a writer quit, became ill,...
Why You Need to Eat That Frog

Why You Need to Eat That Frog

I recently gave a workshop on time and energy management. As I presented some specific tools, I realized that I needed to heed my own advice and eat my frog.   Grossed out? Have a queasy feeling just thinking about the idea? Ready to quit reading? Let me explain. As...
Why I Need to Be Stoppable

Why I Need to Be Stoppable

I’ve just returned from a conference that for two years running has blown me away. The Women In Medicine Summit, held by the nonprofit founded by Dr. Shikha Jain (see photo), Women In Medicine, brings together women who are physicians, trainees, and medical students....