When Personal Finance Isn’t Personal: Brain Coupling & Mirroring

Personal Finance Isn't Personal

Child: “Why can’t I go? All of my friends are going.” Parent: “Well, if your friend jumped off of a bridge, would you want to do that, too?” Child: “It depends on how high it is.” Parent: “So, you CAN think for yourself?” It’s a conversation that all parents have with their children at some point.  The … Read more

What Causes Physician Burnout? The Medscape Survey

what causes physician burnout?

In the most recent Medscape Survey on Physician Burnout and Depression, over 15,500 physicians were surveyed.  The Medscape survey was aimed at answering some vital questions, such as “What causes physician burnout?” and “What are some ways to fix physician burnout?”  The results were interesting, and I think worth discussing.  Today, we will highlight some of … Read more

The Road To Burnout Helped Me Find My Purpose

The Road To Burnout Helped Me Find My Purpose

We all know the story. The happy and forward looking medical student entering their first year, and the end result of the burned out and depressed doctor at the end. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. How did we get here? This is why I write.

How Academic Medicine Made Me a Non-Academic Author

physician author

Introduction:  Today’s post is a guest post by Brian Downs. Dr. Downs is a surgeon and a writer.  Today’s post fits in perfectly with our Wellness Wednesday posts as it highlights finding joy outside of our work: being a physician author.  Brian blogs over at Cognitive Buffer on a wide range of topics all with the hope … Read more

Honesty is Still The Best Policy: Marriage Sucks

Honesty is the best policy

A woman stood up, and introduced herself.  We all knew her anyway.  Tracy and her family, including her husband – a physician at the hospital when I was in training – had been attending the same church as us for a while now. She said very plainly, “I would really appreciate some prayer for our … Read more