Have you ever shied away from telling someone a goal, dream or passion of yours? Almost as though you feel ashamed by your own ambition? I have.
No longer. It is time to be proud and lean into those dreams. Does this make you uncomfortable or just a little afraid? Good!
Change comes at the edge of our comfort zones. Read More
If you enter your mind as though you are entering a house, what is your reaction? Is it a sense of chaos and stress, or is it luxurious like a peaceful resort? Can you choose? Have you ever tried? Read More
I admit, I used to be the worst at this. Networking appeared to be artificial, forced conversations that this introvert had no interest in being a part of. I did not get it. What was the big deal? I have my family, my friends, my colleagues. That is all I need, right? Read More
The first time I remember writing something intentionally, entirely because I wanted to, it was a “report” on a giant clam. And by report, I mean a complete word-for-word-copy of the encyclopedia entry. Read More
Refreshing, funny, vulnerable and full of great advice for women everywhere. Girl, Wash Your Face feels like you are chatting with a great friend, sharing life stories and dropping wisdom that is as unexpected as it is deep. Read More
Great joy, excitement and satisfaction in life do not come from easily accomplished tasks. They come from doing what is hard to achieve a goal. That is the glory of climbing the mountain, the view from the top is tremendously more beautiful because of the work it took to get there. Read More
Every time I go for a long walk or a run, I wonder briefly if today is the day my hip will break. Literally. Read More
Instead, my mind was racing so fast it felt like a race car moving too fast to make the turn. Feeling the forces pull you straightforward as you fight to turn the wheel and correct the course. Veering slightly up onto two wheels, sensing the impending doom of the crash that hasn't yet happened yet. The race of feeling overwhelmed. Read More
"Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failure can come if you quit."
If that isn't a life lesson of resiliency & failing forward in the midst of those who will laugh at the dreamers, I do not know what is.
Buy the book. Share the book. You will not regret it. Read More
Childhood stories are a treasure trove of adult lessons in leadership and personal development. The story of the ugly duckling forces us to think of how we define our identity.
Don't be an ugly duckling. Read More
There is something difficult we must talk about. Something no one really likes to admit. A fear many of us face. What is this treacherous topic?
Asking for help. Read More
Such a simple question, often as overlooked as saying hello. Sadly, this question needs to be asked deeply, with the intent to listen the answer. Particularly in medicine. Read More
It can be easy to feel that our buckets get constantly emptied by the demands of life. At times, it can be hard find the time and space to refill that bucket - wouldn't it be so nice if we could refill our own buckets, as easily as we can fill basket full of chocolate & jellybeans? Read More
As a doctor, do I actually celebrate Doctors’ Day? Do I think I should be celebrated and honored for my work? My service? My sacrifices?
I spent more time than I would like to admit thinking about this post. Thinking about what this day actually means to me. As I contemplate Doctors’ Day, I cannot help but think back to how I appreciate the OTHER doctors in my life. Read More
No one wants to be laughed at or dream in a way that seems so far fetched it is impossible. Yet, the line stayed with me. I pondered over it and let it was over my mind like waves on a beach. Repetitive, simple, yet just as a water can erode rock, the thought took on more meaning. Read More
Today is National Women Physicians Day. It is a day that is full of inspiring stories of the trailblazing women who are the reason I was able to attend medical school, the women who demonstrated bravery and courage to raise their hand, be heard and make many of the discoveries that have laid the foundation for medicine as we know it today. Read More
...if your faith is stronger than your fears, you will step out and off that ledge into the unknown....
Lessons can be learned in the strangest of places, including on my couch, watching a Batman movie. Read More
For the first time in years, I wanted to celebrate my birthday. To ENJOY the moment, and in the end, that meant giving myself the greatest gift. Read More
“You don’t look like a doctor.”
“You should change your look so people take you more seriously.”
I have heard these comments more times than I can count, but honestly, why do personal style and professionalism remain at odds? Leaders endeavor to be authentic, so should we. Read More
Over the last few years, I have felt ashamed – like I have gone “soft”, and that’s a weakness I did not want. “Soft” is vulnerable, sheds tears and shows emotion. “Soft” is not something to be proud of. Stoicism is.
Too many times I have heard – oh, motherhood does that to you. It turns you soft. You are just SO much more emotional.
This is never intended as a compliment. Read More