Category Archives: work life balance

Physician Burnout: Don’t forget to look under the rug

This weekend, I’m attending the SEAK conference, a large gathering of physicians seeking non-clinical career options. You might wonder why, after the time, energy and money physicians invest in their careers, so many want to walk away from it all. … Continue reading

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Work Life Balance – Does it Exist? A physician coach suggests a new perspective on an old challenge

I began my first presentation on work life balance by asking for the audience’s questions. Someone blurted out the big issue on everyone’s mind – does it exist?                     Great question. The answer is … Continue reading

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Work-Life Choices – a physician coach reframes our quest for balance

Work life balance is a very hot subject. Recently I Googled the topic and up popped 189,000,000 entries! When I first checked several years ago, there were 30,000,000 entries. In spite of having 159,000,000 more explanations,  we’re not any closer to finding that … Continue reading

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The right time: a physician coach suggests we open our minds to new possibilities for ourselves

Years ago we considered whether our just-5-year-old daughter should start kindergarten or wait until she was older. “She’ll be one of the youngest in her class,” warned the teacher. The school prided itself on rigorous academics and kindergarten had a … Continue reading

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It Just Takes a Moment…a Physician Coach’s simple suggestion for a richer life

“Stop.  Just for a moment.” In our busier-than-we-want lives, how often do we actually stop?  To breathe, to notice what’s around us, to take in how we’re feeling?  When our yoga instructor asked us to stop, I realized it was the … Continue reading

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What does NO make possible? – a physician coach examines options

NO The very sound of the word implies selfishness. Disapproval. Deprivation. Not many positive emotions or ideas seem to result from saying no. So, let’s change that, shall we? Many of us have difficulty saying no, even when we don’t want … Continue reading

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How are we each good? A physician coach debunks “better”

There we sat: 32 accomplished professionals from around the world.  Physicians, human resource professionals, career counselors, organizational development specialists, coaches – even 3 police officers.  Each day of our recent training in the Myers-Briggs personality inventory assessment ended with a quiz.  As the … Continue reading

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