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Why Friendships are Valuable to Physician Moms

Why Friendships are Valuable to Physician Moms
As physician moms, nurturing our friendships can get lost in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Long work hours, on call coverage, raising a family, in addition to trying to squeeze in some me time, can cause us to put our friendships on the back burner.  The journey of graduating from college and then moving on to medical school, changed the way we lived our lives. For some of us, we moved to a different unfamiliar location which made it difficult to sustain the close relationships that we once had with our friends. It also brought on the new challenge of trying to get to know new ......
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Dressing the Part: Is It Just as Important in Advancing Medical Careers?

Dressing the Part: Is It Just as Important in Advancing Medical Careers?
Every day, we get bombarded by picture-perfect images of flawless aesthetics - and it seems like there is no getting away from it. We can’t turn on the television or scroll through our social media accounts without feeling pressured into submitting to what is expected of us. Naturally, we have to do what we need to do to make sure that the extent of this pressure is properly managed. For instance, if you start feeling like you are not worthy enough because you do not look like you just stepped off a magazine cover, then you need to recalibrate the way you respond to that pressure. When it come......
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The Secret Of Constant Motivation For Weight Loss

The Secret Of Constant Motivation For Weight Loss
All the efforts you are pouring towards your weight loss goals are part of your health improvement goals. You should be proud of them and celebrate them. Though it is easy to stick to a routine at the beginning, your motivation may start to dwindle, slowing down the progress you have worked so hard for.   Even the healthiest person in the world can lose all her hard work if she loses interest and the motivation to remain fit. So it is truly vital for you to find ways to push through and find the inspiration to keep going forever with it.   Here are a couple of tips to break through ......
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Single Parent Tips: Raising A Baby With One Income

Single Parent Tips: Raising A Baby With One Income
Facing the prospect of life with only one income can seem daunting.   Whether it be because of a layoff or by lifestyle choice, you can transition to a one-income status with proper planning and still raise your baby well. If you manage your finances right and cut down unnecessary expenses, your life with your baby will move on with joy.   Based on my personal experience, dividing the family's expenses into two categories has helped me determine what costs need to be eliminated in order to make ends meet. Below are the first three steps you need to take.   Step 1: Determine th......
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How Dr. Mommies can Change the Culture of Medicine

  I have only been in practice for 14 years, but I remember the exact reason for my first experience of burnout. Medicine was rigid, and for good reason as we deal with life or death on a daily basis. However, as I looked out into the working world there was no room for flexibility in the traditional primary care practice.  Complementary medicine was looked down upon.  Wanting to work part time was viewed as laziness. As a woman, there was always more to prove, and wanting a family was not encouraged (even amongst other female doctors).  There was no conversation about work......
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