November 16, 2018

Don’t Let Anxiety Run Away With You

 It’s Sunday night.  You’re trying to enjoy the last shreds of the weekend.  But you’re beginning to feel that dread – a pit in the stomach – a sinking feeling.  Your mind starts running away with you.  “I wish I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow, I hate Mondays.  I think I hate Tuesdays… Read More

Marriage Counseling: What to do When Only One Person Wants to Go

“Honey, we need to go to marriage counseling.”  Wince.  Grimace.  Silence.  Just hearing those words can make a spouse shut down and look for the nearest escape route.  Sometimes in my work with clients it becomes evident that marriage counseling could be helpful.  The challenge is usually not in the client acknowledging that the marriage… Read More

Help for Burnout – Relationships are Key

You know you’re a nerd when it’s Friday night and you just finished watching a DVD on physician burnout. Yes, that’s me.  I’ll admit it.  And it’s not the only one of its kind in my DVD collection (not sure if I should be revealing this). Lately in my blogs I have been writing about… Read More

Burnout and Lost Love

  Not long ago I received an email that made my heart sink. It was from someone I knew in medical school many years ago (too many to say out loud).  We lost touch a few years years after I graduated. The short email read: “I am owned by the University of ——-, and mired… Read More

Can You Relate to Any of These Causes For Burnout?

When I speak with physicians who are experiencing burnout, they often blame themselves. “What’s the matter with me that I can’t handle my job?  They say in dismay. “My colleagues aren’t complaining.  I feel like a wimp!” And it goes without saying that this person is working way too many hours, is chronically stressed, and… Read More