Why We Need an Oasis
House-hunting has been an adventure. When visiting a prospective home recently, I learned an important lesson about what I’m really looking for. I think it applies to you too.
Is Your Job Unsustainable? Here’s Where You Have Control
Small Change, Huge Impact: Moving from Stuck to Better
The truth is that physicians have far less control than in the past. Yet I’ve seen my clients make changes that have a huge impact on their day-to-day lives. How? Read about the three steps here.
My Wedding Dresses: Healing by Marking Milestones
My husband and I are downsizing; meaning, we are looking to move to a smaller place—a home where the kids won’t have designated rooms. As with past milestones, like turning 40, the day my firstborn left for college or when the youngest learned to drive, I have found it incredibly helpful to see the occasion as a new chapter in my life.
Is Guilt or Shame Driving You? The Perspective of a Physician Coach on Why It Matters
Someone once tried to convince that guilt and shame were identical. A recent trip to the hospital had me musing about my belief in the difference–and why it’s important.
Need Communication Skills? You Already Have the Basics
I’ve been coaching women physicians for more than five years now, helping them build lives that work personally and professionally. We start with the places where they have the most control to make changes. Charting efficiency, prioritizing sleep, delegating what they...
When Flaw-Finding Gets in Your Way, Try Asking Yourself This Question
If you’re a perfectionist like me, you’ve probably already noticed the flaw in this sign. The fact that bicycles can’t actually dismount reflected an error I just couldn’t NOT see. I stopped to snap the shot, then saw that the photo was flawed: off-center and...
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