Category Archives: mindfulness

YOUR Year in Review: physician coaching helps you design a great 2017!

2016 – it’s certainly been a tumultuous year throughout the world.  We’ve all experienced  hope, fear, concern, passion and so many surprises.  For some, there’s been a growing desire to insulate ourselves from the rest of the world, while others have sensed an … Continue reading

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The power of mindfulness in developing resilience: A physician coach gets coached

Medicine is a profession in which we never stop learning.  So is coaching.  It’s one of many things I love about it, so I enthusiastically signed up to learn a new coaching program. In the first class, I volunteered to coach one … Continue reading

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Let’s nix “Yeah, but…” A physician coach explores her “upper limit problem”

We physicians interact with many different types of people. While some of us may prefer more action-oriented patients and others prefer more introspective patients, one type that is challenging for most of us is the patient who immediately tells us why … Continue reading

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Asking the right questions to make 2016 sparkle: Physician Coaching for everyone

The first day of the year was filled with delights.  A chance encounter with the brave members of the Polar Bear Club of San Diego as they ran into the Pacific Ocean for their annual dip (cold, though not as frigid as Lake … Continue reading

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Take a moment to give thanks – a physician coach’s RX for a happy Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving!  As a child, it was my favorite holiday, as our family came together and the house was filled with the smell of my mother’s delicious cooking.  Our cousins would arrive and we would play until dinner was ready. As … Continue reading

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Inner Game: what the Pope and her shadow taught a physician coach about being judgmental

Traveling to a conference, I struck up a conversation with the man next to me, who shared that at 47 years old, he had never married. He recalled Bill Maher’s remark that if a man hasn’t been married by his … Continue reading

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Bring on the Emotions! A physician coach values all emotions for the wisdom they offer

The Hollywood blockbuster, Inside Out, is a cute, entertaining collaboration of talented animators and storytellers at Disney and Pixar.  I love when something is new and innovative – and this movie is just that.  Although the movie is aimed at kids, the audience is … Continue reading

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