Say ‘No’ To Burnout: A Renewed Physician’s Goal for 2016
Lifestyle / Medicine

Say ‘No’ To Burnout: A Renewed Physician’s Goal for 2016

{Napa, California} 2015 was a year to regroup and reassess my professional goals.  Immediately after residency, I did as most physicians do — apply and hope to get a job that pays well and is in a good location.  Similar to the personalities of most physicians, I am a workaholic and overachiever.  Therefore, since graduating residency, I … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution Ideas To Enhance Your Mental Health
Lifestyle / Psychiatry

New Year’s Resolution Ideas To Enhance Your Mental Health

Not sure about you, but I got tired of writing down the standard New Year’s resolutions on my list (such as losing weight, making more money, etc) several years ago.  Research has shown that people typically lose momentum to carry out their resolutions within the first 6 months, so why not make a list that enhances your life and contributes … Continue reading

Personal Independence Day
Lifestyle

Personal Independence Day

{Malibu, California} I recall previous 4th of July holidays spent working in the hospital, or on-call with my pager held tight as I nibbled on barbecue anxiously anticipating a flurry of calls regarding the behavioral management of alcohol-intoxicated patients.  This year, however, I am free from the responsibility of being on call, free from the hospital, free … Continue reading

Much Needed
Lifestyle

Much Needed

{Miami, Florida} I’m constantly testing my limits as to how long I can continue working before I become extremely stressed-out and less pleasant to be around, which usually indicates I’m overdue for a vacation.  When I scheduled my vacation months ago, I had a feeling I’d be overexerting myself having too large of a time gap in … Continue reading

Finding Balance
Lifestyle / Personal

Finding Balance

{McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale, AZ} During my stay in Arizona, I was fortunate to reunite with friends from my residency training program and was especially excited to spend time with one of my closest friends from medical school.  One of the subjects we talked about most was the struggle to obtain or achieve work/life balance.  Balance and avoidance of burnout … Continue reading

Casual Fridays
Lifestyle

Casual Fridays

{Scripps College, Claremont, CA} To lighten up the mood, I decided to create a series that highlights a bit more about my lifestyle as a busy physician, in addition to specific interests related to fitness, fashion, food, and travel. When I first started my blog during residency, my original goal was to create a lifestyle blog, … Continue reading