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The Advanced Guide to Power Dressing for Mom MDs

The Advanced Guide to Power Dressing for Mom MDs
As a woman in a competitive and previously male-dominated profession, you’re probably familiar with the basics of power dressing: dress as plainly and severely as a man in order to convey a man’s level of authority. Now that throws all the fun of dressing up for work out the window faster than you can say “natural breast enhancement”.   Contemporary rules of power dressing now allow for women to be more expressive with their style. Women no longer need to fit themselves into a man’s mold; they’re now empowered enough to challenge the mold and change the workplace in ways only a woman can,......
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4 Tips For Sticking To Your New Years Resolutions

4 Tips For Sticking To Your New Years Resolutions
New Year’s Resolutions: new year, new you! With most of January behind us, this is an excellent time to recommit to a goal we may have missed last year, or set up a new goal so big that if we achieved it, it would blow our minds! Unfortunately, regardless of whether the goal is related to health, relationships, business or personal development, statistics show that by February 15, 80 percent of New Year’s Resolutions will have already been quit on. How do you avoid this to ensure success and lasting change? A commitment to a goal that will propel you to the very best versio......
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MD Moms & Small Business Ideas: Taking Your Time Into Your Own Hands

MD Moms & Small Business Ideas: Taking Your Time Into Your Own Hands
Ever wished that there were more hours in a day? That you’d get paid more the more hours you put in away from your own home? That by some miracle you’ll be able to look after your family and live out your passion for healing others without burning yourself out trying to earn money to look after your family? The miracle you’re looking for is passive income. Passive Income MD (surprise, surprise!) defines this as “income that is not proportional to the time you physically put into acquiring it.” That’s not to say forms of passive income are a racket for easy money, or that they don’t require a l......
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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 6 Things Physician Moms Need in Their Toolbox to Achieve Physical, Mental and Spiritual Balance

The 6 Things Physician Moms Need in Their Toolbox to Achieve Physical, Mental and Spiritual Balance
In my last blog post, I talked about the 4 R’s to finding work-life fulfillment. The first R was to Reassess. You were asked to spend some quiet time alone, reflect on the various areas of your life and determine if your current work-life situation supported the lifestyle you desired. What did this exercise reveal to you? Were there any surprises? As you continue to reflect on these questions and the changes you would like to make, make sure you have the resources to help you get through this stage of your self-development. Here are the 6 things physician moms need in their toolbox to achieve ......
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You Know You're a Female Physician When...

You Know You're a Female Physician When...
1.  You get called ‘nurse’ or 'sweetie' 3x a day, despite your embroidered white coat clearly spelling out “Dr. ___." You love your nurses - but you did put a good amount of time and money into getting your title, and it'd be nice to hear it from time to time!  2.  You can never find a small enough pair of gloves in your procedure rooms.   3.  You are looking for a 'part time' position which will allow you to work only 40 hours a week. 4.  You wear your hair down for work and everyone asks if you have a date. 5.  You've been asked totally inappropria......
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Why are Female Physicians Scared to be WOMEN?

Why are Female Physicians Scared to be WOMEN?
We all know how hard it is to become a doctor - we give up so much of our youth, our family time, and ourselves to get there.  Women physicians, however, also tend to sacrifice a lot of what makes them feminine.  It sometimes feels like there's an unwritten rule that states that in order to advance professionally, we have to leave our home life at the doors of our offices/hospitals.  Many female physicians will admit to downplaying the importance of their families in their professional lives, for fear that people will take them less seriously. Why is it that we feel this?  ......
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6 Important Facts About Cataracts

6 Important Facts About Cataracts
According to the National Eye Institute, a cataract is a clouding in the lens of the eye that affects vision. The lens is a clear section in the eye that focuses images on the retina in the back of the eye. The image projected onto the retina is then transmitted through the optic nerve to the brain, allowing sight. If the retina is clouded by a cataract, light is partially blocked on its way through the lens, causing blurry vision. Cataracts mostly occur in older people as one of the facets of aging. In fact, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have gone through cataract......
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Does The Ideal Physician Job Really Exist?

Does The Ideal Physician Job Really Exist?
Heck, no!” I hear many of you yelling. “I’m sick of being a physician.” “I still like medicine, however my job sucks …” In an article from HealthLeaders Media, “For Stressed Docs, Where to Turn?”, the author writes: A recent survey and report by Physician Wellness Services, a Minneapolis, MN-based company that counsels physicians and hospitals on wellness and related issues, and Cejka Search, a St. Louis, MO-based physician executive search firm, shows more physicians are getting stressed and it’s getting worse. …How bad is the problem? The survey shows that 87% of 2,000 physicians repo......
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Book review: "Ingredients of Outliers"

Book review: "Ingredients of Outliers"
With areas of my office piled high with books (I am a "book pack rat"), once in a while I'll come across a good read about which I feel the urge to enthuse here on my blog. "Ingredients of Outliers" is such a book. (I must fully disclose that I was mailed a review copy when I learned of the book via a press release). Written by a multifaceted physician/attorney/entrepreneur, John Shufeldt MD MBA JD, this book is subtitled "A Recipe for Personal Achievement". Naturally, the personal/professional fulfillment and happiness physician coach in me was intrigued!! The term ......
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