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Got joy? A physician coach suggests we have a choice in each moment

Last night we saw a young couple we hadn’t seen for several years. While discussing their desire to start a family, I repeated something I’ve often shared: once you decide to have a baby, you never stop worrying. You worry that you … Continue reading

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The mysterious effects of what we say – a physician coach considers our intention and our patients’ experience

On a recent plane ride, I sat next to a man who told me his harrowing, near death story of remaining in a coma for weeks after suffering a catastrophic medical condition.  Fortunately, due to excellent care and a dose of … Continue reading

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Let’s all take a Sabbatical – a quick way to renewal

As a physician coach, I work with people who are overwhelmed and burned out.  The solution is often simpler and more available than they ever imagined. During a recent broadcast, travel expert Pico Iyer discussed his decision to move from … Continue reading

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Finding a Sense of Where You Are: a physician coach finds her way back

Each spring, as high school seniors await their college responses, I always remember when our own children applied to college.  I recall our son’s essay, which centered on an experience playing baseball.  Since then, I’ve learned that college admissions officers groan whenever … Continue reading

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Physician Coaching 101: Why Doctors Can be Happy About Doctor’s Day

Today is National Doctor’s Day. Who knew? In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the law designating March 30th national Doctor’s Day. Historically, the appropriate gift for a doctor was a red carnation. Ironically, the red carnation is a Spanish … Continue reading

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Let’s take a stand for medicine and our lives

Here’s an unsettling piece of news: Geneia, a Healthcare IT company, recently queried 400 physicians and found they scored 3.7 out of 5 on a “misery index.” Heather Lavoie, COO of Geneia, commented, “It’s a little alarming and shocking at … 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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