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The “pinkification” of girls and why it matters to women in medicine

Years ago, the president of Harvard University was criticized for suggesting that women are under-represented in STEM fields because of “innate differences” between them and men.  In fact, research has documented differences in brain size, relative sizes of different areas … Continue reading

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3 Simple Steps for Befriending and Harnessing Your Emotions

  Our culture derides emotions. One common belief is that emotions are bad, and not to be trusted. As doctors, we are taught to remain detached from our emotions, lest they affect our clinical decision-making or we appear less than … Continue reading

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The best indulgence on Thanksgiving

Gratitude and Awe – why do we deprive ourselves of them? Fortunately, along comes Thanksgiving, the holiday that prompts us to “give thanks.”  Sure, the day is already full with cooking, eating, football, and all sorts of family traditions.  But … Continue reading

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4 powerful ways you can thrive during medical training, career, and life. A physician coach shares perspectives and practices

At the recent American Medical Women’s Association meeting, I had the chance to speak with medical students and residents about ways in which they might thrive during the grueling years of training.  “How many of you have a sense of … Continue reading

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State your Intention Front and Center: Physician Coaching provides a powerful communication tool

As physicians, we make hundreds of decisions every day.  Each is influenced by an intention, whether we are aware of it or not.  Sadly, when we don’t communicate this, we leave a powerful tool untapped, resulting in a less focused … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Those Resolutions Stick! Physician coaching provides solid ideas to make you successful in the new year

It’s January 8th, the day by which 25% of New Year’s resolutions have already been discarded.  By the end of the year, 90% of our best intentions will have met the same fate.  As we begin 2018, full of exciting … Continue reading

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I am here. I am seen. Authenticity is the key, encourages a physician coach.

In The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, Peter Senge describes a tribe in South Africa whose members greet each other not with, “Hello,” but by saying, “I see you.” The response to this is, “I am here.”  There’s a lot of substance … Continue reading

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