Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? —Marianne Williamson Even doctors, with all of our training, with all of our prestige, with all of the good that we do for our patients and in the world – even we continually hold ourselves back. We spend countless hours and give away so much of who we are in the service of being the best doctor we can be. We deny ourselves the time and space to truly reflect on what is important to us and what our priorities are. Because we don’t invest in learning the skills that would help us move forward in new, fulfilling directions, we don’t believe that we can actually have the life we want. I am passionate about effective communication, work-life balance, and reflective practices because they have allowed me to live a rich, satisfying life as a doctor and a human being. It is those skills and activities that make it possible for me to have a close, loving family and wonderful friends, to engage in a range of exciting non-medical pursuits and continue to be a leader in my field. I love my life. This is what I want for you, too. Through this blog, I hope to share useful ideas and practices that steer you toward your biggest and best life. Again, welcome.