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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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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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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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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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What do you want in your suitcase?

It’s been a busy few months, full of several wonderful trips.  French Polynesia where we were rained on daily; hot, sunny Dominican Republic; Mammoth Mountain and its crisp days; and Philadelphia with bitter cold and wind.  For each trip, I packed the same … Continue reading

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