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The things we fail to say – a few simple questions help to fill in the gaps

It’s been several months since I’ve blogged regularly. Fortunately, I’ve learned to appreciate that we all have seasons in our lives and a limit to how much we can/should push ourselves.  I’m better at prioritizing and forgiving myself when I … 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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The Magic of an Apology – a physician coach’s perspective

Yesterday, I cleared my calendar for the long-awaited delivery of a new dishwasher.  Arriving early so I wouldn’t miss the delivery hours, I imagined having a dishwasher that would work well, with a black face to match all the other … Continue reading

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Let’s talk friends, again: a physician coach’s RX for a happier life

Recently I wrote about Facebook friends and suggested that we each make some time to contact those people who are our real friends. This suggestion was based on data that shows that those with friends and support systems live longer and … Continue reading

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Facebook friends: a physician coach’s RX for a happier life

Several years ago, I was involved in a program with participants located around the globe. Wanting to create opportunities for connection, the group decided to form a Facebook page – a private web page on which only we could place … Continue reading

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Dodging those Queen or King Bees – a physician coach’s recommendation

While the Queen Bee Syndrome is usually used to describe a woman in power who limits opportunities for other women (the book by that name was the foundation for the movie, Mean Girls), Bernice Sandler, considered to be the “Godmother … Continue reading

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Compassion: a simple way to a more peaceful life – a physician coach’s choice

As I walked through a parking garage the other day, a very surprising thing happened. This garage isn’t well designed – there is barely enough space for cars to drive in and out and some of the parking spots are pretty tight.  The driver … Continue reading

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The examined life – happier and less stressful! A physician coach takes the seat of observer

Mounds of dirt. Beeping trucks. Parking blocks away from our house. No water. This was our reality for months as our street was torn up, day after day, in order to replace the sewer line. When I turned on the water … Continue reading

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Which me is needed here?

As a physician, I’m often asked by family and friends to advise them, or at least to explain what might be happening with their health or in their interactions with medical professionals. It usually feels good to use my experience … Continue reading

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Calling all perfectionists!

Physicians are known to share some strong personality traits.  We are generally hardworking, skeptical, and perfectionistic.  Those characteristics support us in our quest to continually add knowledge and skills, think critically, and strive to provide the best care to our … Continue reading

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