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Color Outside the Lines

In the healthcare field, there are many unspoken expectations. We are often expected to look, act, or be a certain way, or do certain things. Falling outside of the patients’ typical expectations can have serious consequences; particularly since healthcare is largely based on patient satisfaction scores. Though many patients feel friendly towards me, I do …

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Side Hustles

Nothing replenishes a tired soul like art! I’ve been getting caught up on some baking crafts lately- things I’ve had earmarked to do for well over a year. I was always able to find an excuse not to do the projects I wanted- whether it was jewelry, cookies, cake, DIY projects at home, painting- I …

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Breaking the Silence

What a week we’ve had. Last weekend, one of the most dear and most cherished people in my life threatened suicide.  This beautiful person had a date, a plan, and a rationalization…everyone’s lives would be better without them (I realize not grammatically correct, but I will respect their privacy).  This gorgeous, successful, loving person has …

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True Friends

On Sunday afternoon while my kids nap, I take a few moments to look at my week ahead.  I already know I’m going to be grateful to get to Friday- and it’s still Sunday afternoon.  In fact, I can get so wrapped up in the upcoming week, that I forget to enjoy the here and …

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The Storm

Every Monday morning, I find myself in a countdown to the weekend- the Monday through Friday rat race that we find ourselves locked into.  No matter how many obstacles the week may hold, we tell ourselves to “Push through” to the end. We create a plan for success.  We set our alarms the night before, …

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The Business of Medicine

I believe moderation is the key to a healthy, well-balanced life.  Though medicine is a field that touts moderation for our patients, it paradoxically demands excessivity from our physicians- leading to depression, poor work-life balance, frustration, suicide, and burnout. The relatively more recent increase in employed practices (i.e., owned by a corporation or hospital) means …

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Authenticity

Somewhere along the way, I lost myself.  I felt that I needed to change so that I could “fit in” with the culture of medicine.  On my first day of residency, I showed up in pink heels, a skirt, and a pink blouse.  My hair was curled, my make-up was done.  I felt excitement and …

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Blackwell Beauty

I love the spa.  I really, really love the spa. There is something magical about the relaxing music, hot tea, snacks, magazines, and (of course) the Piece de Resistance: mani/pedi, massage, scrub! When I was pregnant, I looked for creams and lotions with as few added ingredients as possible, knowing that it was best to …

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