May 20, 2018

There’s A New Guy In My Life

So there’s this new guy in my life named Andy. He’s kind of bald. No, not kind of. There’s a very distinct lack of hair on his head, but it looks rather good on him. He sports a lovely British accent and just the sound of his voice calms my mind. When I listen to… Read More

Create Your Own “Personal Pan Retreat!”

I’m calling it your “Personal Pan Retreat” in homage to those tasty little pizzas you get to design with your very own choice of toppings. Want extra cheese? You got it. Hold the anchovies? No problem. Extra sauce? Check! Why a retreat? Life on the proverbial hamster wheel has such momentum that it’s difficult to… Read More

ER Doctor Transitions Into Teaching – As Told By a Curious Surgeon

Dear Readers, you are in for a treat today with this guest post by my client Dr. Sue Zimmermann, an orthopedic surgeon. As part of her career transition process, she met with and interviewed one of my former clients, Dr. Rob Baginski, who made the leap from Emergency Medicine into teaching in 2013. Before the… Read More

Leaving Medicine and Reentry – Know Before You Go!

Hold onto that medical license and keep your stethoscope handy! If you’re thinking about leaving clinical practice, don’t retire that license too fast or stay out of practice too long – unless you‘re lock, stock and barrel sure you’re not going back. Even then, it’s wise to keep everything current. You may be burned out,… Read More

Is Guilt Putting a Monkey Wrench in Your Career Transformation?

There are many kinds of guilt, Catholic Guilt, Jewish Mother Guilt, Generic Parental Guilt, Couch Potato Guilt, Not Feeling Guilty Enough Guilt, and so on. Guilt is such a pervasive emotion it will likely never be on the endangered species list, and as painful as it can be, it is not something we should try… Read More