September 20, 2019

Melissa’s Story Part I – The Journey of an Ob/Gyn Physician

In medical school and residency, wild horses could not have torn me away from a medical career. Sure, I was exhausted and overworked but I was learning to deliver babies, to operate, to help people navigate some of the best and worst moments of their lives and I loved it! Not once did I feel… Read More

Addicted To Perfection: A Surgeon’s Story

I was sure that we had cut the ureter. Every time we looked and found it intact, I became even more certain that we had cut it. Finally, my exasperated chief resident told me to stop. I was emergently operating on my next door neighbor for what turned out to be cancer, and that’s how… Read More

Making Mistakes As a Doctor

I want to share with you a very powerful TED talk entitled, “Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?” In this 19-minute video, Canadian ER physician Dr. Brian Goldman talks about the agony of his own mistakes and offers a perspective on dealing with this inevitable, yet incredibly challenging part of being a doctor.One… Read More

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