How Do You Value Your Time? balance lifestyle May 25, 2022

 

 

Fact: No one will value your time as much as you do. 

 

Time is undoubtedly our most valuable and limited resource.  Every day, so many people and things vie for our time.  Our families, friends, patients, hospital administrators, and pharmaceutical...

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The Epidemic of Work Dread balance lifestyle May 18, 2022

 

 

Work dread.  Even if you didn’t know it had a name, you know the feeling.  It is that sensation in the pit of your stomach when you realize that the start of your workday or workweek is fast approaching, and you don’t want it to come.  Sometimes it begins...

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The Strength In Vulnerability goals lifestyle May 03, 2022

    

 

When I initially signed up for physician coaching, I was struggling at work.  I was experiencing conflicts that led me to show up in ways I didn’t like.  I was searching for a solution, a change, or something new.  During a group coaching call,...

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What Is Water? Why Does It Matter? balance lifestyle Apr 27, 2022

 

  

Have you heard the commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace, called This Is Water?  I hadn’t.  It isn’t your typical commencement speech filled with hope and inspiration.  Instead, it is an in-depth look at the monotony of everyday...

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You Are Your Word. Be Impeccable. balance goals lifestyle Apr 20, 2022

 

 

  

Here are some words I never imagined saying: I recently attended a conference for entrepreneurs.  I was surrounded by impressive individuals putting themselves in the proverbial arena with the goal of disrupting struggles and pain points for their future...

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Physicians: It Is Time To Take Back Your Vacation balance lifestyle Mar 23, 2022

 



While coaching a physician recently, we started talking about his upcoming vacation.  He and his wife had planned a two-week trip to the South Pacific, and it sounded incredible.  As he spoke about his break, he talked about all of the thoughts coming up for him about his...

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Finding The Gifts While Navigating Difficult Relationships balance coaching lifestyle Mar 16, 2022

 

 

It is incredible to look back at your life and recognize the critical moments that lead you to become the unique human being you are today.  Many people, places, and things needed to come together in just the right way to create your exact personality.  I would venture to...

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The Undeniable Burden Of Shame balance lifestyle Mar 09, 2022

 

  

In her book, I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), Brené Brown takes the time to distinguish the difference between guilt and shame.  Guilt is: “I did something bad.” Shame is: “I am bad.” The difference is subtle but...

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Capacity For Change goals lifestyle Feb 23, 2022

 

 

“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

–Roy T. Bennett, The Light In The Heart



Before physician coaching, I did not believe that I had the capacity for change.  I would dare say that I had a relatively dismal opinion of anyone’s ability to...

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More Than Surface Pressure balance lifestyle Feb 09, 2022

 

 

If your house is anything like mine over the last few weeks, Encanto, the latest Disney hit, has been on replay nonstop.  And while everyone else is talking about not talking about Bruno, it is another song that has captured the attention of many physicians.  For those of...

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There Is Not Better Than Here balance goals lifestyle Feb 02, 2022

 

 

 “There” is no better than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here,” you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.” 

― Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the...

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Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself balance lifestyle Jan 26, 2022

 

 

The first time I heard the phrase “shoulding all over yourself,” I laughed.  As a gastroenterologist, I have a particular affinity for poop jokes.  It might not be obvious when you read the phrase, but say it out loud, and you will hear it.  I think...

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