Warning: contains cursing Dear friends, especially my colleagues, I recently failed a class (I have been working on a PhD in psychology) and found myself immobilized and disengaged from life, personal happiness, and joy. I actually didn’t even tell my husband (who is my true confidant of my feeling and thoughts) until the following day.... Continue Reading →
In New York for special screening of the documentary film about physician suicide. It's hard to even write words about an issue that is so personal to me.
Are you a perfectionist? I don’t know how many times I have been told that we, physicians and healers, tend to be perfectionists. It is actually demanded of us to be perfect. But, the demand of perfectionism in our doctors comes at a very real cost. For this reason, I always took being a perfectionist... Continue Reading →
Dear Healer, Pictured above is a simple Tibetan Buddhist monk taken at Stongdey Monastery in Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. I love this photo! Out of literally thousands of photos I’ve taken, this is my favorite from this year’s medical mission trip with Hands On Global, Inc. (http://www.handsonglobal.org). This man has been laughing and smiling... Continue Reading →
One thing I know is that I am so fortunate to have wise friends and mentors. I am also grateful to have been so enriched by my nurse friends! My good friend Valerie is a “retired” nurse who has been working in the non-profit world for many years now. She is an amazing human being... Continue Reading →
Hello friends and healers! If you are like me, the real life of being a doctor did not turn out the way you exactly expected. I had a dream of helping and healing people. It seemed pretty straightforward. . . As an Obstetrician/Gynecologist right out of residency, my ex-husband (and physician partner) and I got... Continue Reading →
Why would a fifty-something MD start a PhD program in Clinical Psychology AND what does it have to do with this photo? After 25 plus years in medicine, the one thing I know to my core is that "LOVE HURTS" as the photo says. Love can hurt when our hearts are open; open hearted regarding our... Continue Reading →