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OUT NOW!.... Living with Bipolar Disorder with Family Physician Dr. Alison Baum
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Coming tomorrow... Season 4 Episode 6.
Living with Bipolar Disorder with Family Physician Dr. Alison Baum
Grow Your Wealthy Mindset, I'm talking to you ladies!!! Take a listen, link to the full episode is in the comments!
Since the world opened back up after COVID, I’m only able to do one or two things a day. Anyone else lost their stamina?
Season 4 Episode 5 - Grow Your Money Mindset with Dr. Elisa Chiang (Link to episode is in comments...)
We don't often think of money as a health topic, but being savvy with our finances can not only impact our quality of life, but can be really important in case of a medical emergency. In this episode Dr. Elisa Chiang and I had such a great conversation about Growing Your Wealthy Mindset in which we answered the following questions:
- As an ophthalmologist, how did Dr. Chiang become an expert in money management?
- What are the advantages of investing early in life even if you can't invest much?
- Why do women wait until later on in life to start thinking about money management / investing?
- How does mindset affect performance when it comes to money management?
- How can women like us start learning about money management?
- How does coaching help advance our understanding of and strategy for investing?
- What about credit cards? How can they be used to improve your finances?
- Which type of investing is the easiest to get started?
- Is it wise to have a financial advisor? If so, what should we be looking for?
- What are Dr. Chiang's money mindset words of wisdom?
Elisa Chiang is an board certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained Oculoplastic surgeon and certified Life Coach. Elisa earned her M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Case Western Reserve University. She trained at Northwestern for Ophthalmology and Medical College of Wisconsin for Oculoplastics. She started investing, first in individual stocks as well mutual funds, during medical school and then expanded to real estate during graduate school. Elisa is a certified Life Coach through the Life Coach School. As a Life Coach, Elisa primarily works with health care professionals to work through issues of burnout as well as master their money mindset so they can build wealth and practice medicine on their own terms. She works part time as a physician at Ice Ophthalmology in Painesville, Ohio.
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A prescription everyone could use…￼
It’s only the second week of school but so far I’ve been fairly consistent with making lunches every day. As usual I prepped everything last night but after a long night shift I just forgot to include a note in Lucia’s lunchbox. I realized this just as I laid my head down to go to sleep for the day. ￼So I quickly texted Michael and asked him to write a note to stuff in her bag. If you know Michael you know that two of his greatest qualities are his sense of humor and how freely he gives his love and affection…which is why I wasn’t surprised by this…
When he opened the drawer the first thing he found was my prescription pad and cleverly came up with the cutest prescription/school lunch love note I have ever seen.￼. ￼￼
I hope this makes you smile and reminds you that you too are so very loved…￼
Joy does not arrive with a fanfare,
on a red carpet strewn with the flowers of a perfect life.
Joy sneaks in, as you pour a cup of coffee,
watching the sun hit your favourite tree, just right.
And you usher joy away,
because you are not ready for it.
Your house is not as it must be,
for such a distinguished guest.
But joy cares nothing for your messy home,
or your bank-balance,
or your waistline, you see.
Joy is supposed to slither through the cracks of your imperfect life,
that’s how joy works.
You cannot invite her, you can only be ready when she appears.
And hug her with meaning,
because in this very moment,
joy chose you.
Art by Inge Löök Oy Ab
Sharing our friends’ story in hopes that this never happens to another baby…
And sending so much love to CJ aka Dr. Defraia, Crystal DeFraia, Madison and Charlie!
Boy, 4, almost died after metal straw pierced his throat, tore artery to brain The freak accident highlights the danger of metal straws, especially for children, doctors say.
Chapter 2 of this audiobook is the most intense guided meditation for progressive relaxation and sleep. And I’ve tried them all.… I don’t know if I was regressed, but I did have a dream about my mother. I only remember the first five minutes and Lucia fell asleep in 90 seconds.
If you try it, let me know what you think. This night shift mama gives it a 10/10!
I wish I had behind the scenes footage to show the chaos that led to this solitary moment of smiles. (Pic#2 is the real deal). My poor dad woke up early to witness just how bad we are at mornings, organization, routine, ya know, all the things parents are supposed to model for their kids.
We all wish summer was forever but nonetheless are excited to get back to school, friends and sports. Today they’re off to 10th, 7th and 2nd!!
Sending loving hugs to all the kids who are off to their fresh new start; gratitude to the teachers and staff who love and care for our babies; and wishing all the parents a peaceful morning, every morning! We got this!
Season 4 Episode 4 is out now!
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I am such a fangirl in this episode. Seriously, Dr. Hala Sabry-Elnaggar is one of the most prominent names in medicine, and for good reason! Not only has she created a network of over 116K women physicians but she has used her leadership position to educate, empower and inspire patients and physicians worldwide. Today she is telling her very personal story from a different perspective: as a patient who underwent bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. We had such a great conversation in which we answered the following questions:
- Who is Noha and what kind of legacy has she left behind?
- Why did Dr. Sabry decide to share her story at this time?
- Why was a prophylactic mastectomy indicated for Dr. Sabry?
- Is it indicated for anyone with a breast cancer family history?
- Can anyone get genetic testing?
- What does it mean to have a positive breast cancer gene?
- How does lifestyle play a factor in breast cancer risk?
- Who did Dr. Sabry discuss her results with?
- What kind of decisions did she have to make with the results?
- What role did anxiety play in this decision?
- How did Dr. Sabry prepare for this process and how her body would change?
- How does such a massive change affect your capacity for self-love?
- What does it mean to Dr. Sabry to have made this decision?
- What advice does Dr. Sabry have for anyone facing a major medical decision?
- What other steps can someone take to get more information about genetic testing and options for treatment?
Dr. Hala Sabry is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician, a feminist leadership coach, the founder of Physician Moms Group (PMG), and a super mom of five- with two sets of twins!
Balancing her career in medicine with her roles as a mother and entrepreneur was initially challenging. She frequently fought through fear, negative self-talk, and a recurring desire to quit, and she knew other busy professional working mothers must have experienced the same struggles.
She created PMG seven years ago to offer emotional availability and support to women like her which now supported over 116,000 members. Hala expanded her outreach to coaching individuals and consulting businesses. She offers high performance coaching to professional women in male dominated professions who feel unseen and unheard in quest to develop their personal brand and become a confident thought leader.
Hala is a tenacious advocate for ending sexism and promoting gender and racial equality in the medical field. She believes that as a community leader, she has a responsibility to forge a path for other women and to elevate her fellow physician mothers. She’s collaborated with leading Fortune 500 companies and international organizations to further her work advocating for women physicians, patients, and children.
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Tik tok and IG: @drhalasabry
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Feelings around setting boundaries can range from vague discomfort to full-fledged panic. There are so many great examples to help ease into the process of healthy boundary setting in this episode.... hope you'll take a listen.
This is a good one that I know lots of people need to hear, myself included. So many of us lack the skills or the confidence to establish boundaries which can make or keep us unhealthy, unhappy and unfulfilled. Luckily, the friends of our show are experts who are excited to help us learn. In this episode, Psychiatrist Dr. Maryna Mammoliti and I discuss Setting Healthy Boundaries. She offers insightful examples to help us understand why setting boundaries is so important to maintaining our personal peace and accomplishing our goals. We had such a great conversation in which we answered the following questions:
- As a psychiatrist, how did Dr. Mammoliti become interested in coaching around boundaries?
- What is the difference between therapy and coaching?
- How does systemic gender bias interfere with our ability to set boundaries?
- What are boundaries and what do they define?
- Why is the word 'no' an affront?
- How do we gain the confidence to start saying no?
- Why is knowing who we are so important to boundary setting?
- Do people need to be informed of our boundaries? If so, who?
- How do we deal with barriers to maintaining boundaries?
- What is the potential cost of setting boundaries versus the cost of not setting boundaries?
- How can we evaluate if the cost is worth it?
- How do we prepare to announce boundaries and for the reactions of others?
- What happens when our boundary reveals an inherent conflict in a relationship?
- What if that conflict cannot be overcome?
- How can we support our children asserting boundaries, especially if we are not yet comfortable?
- Why is important to manage our own reactions to the boundaries of others?
Dr. Maryna Mammoliti is a practicing Canadian-trained psychiatrist, professional coach, and mother of four. In her psychiatric practice she has worked on promoting physician health, focusing on ADHD, trauma and eating disorders. She has completed her coaching training through the College of Executive Coaching. She co-founded Triumph Excellence and Coaching Centre Ltd with her colleague Adam Ly through which they collaborate on providing leadership, career and professional coaching services, educational webinars and workshops. Dr. Mammoliti focuses on boundaries, career transitions and emotional intelligence in her coaching and is the co-author of upcoming book for physicians: Saving Lives Without Destroying Yours: Boundaries for the Modern Physician. She enjoys working with medical students and residents in her clinic and has been involved in various initiatives to support physicians during COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from clinical experience and coaching, she has been involved in advocating for the systemic issues as the outgoing OMA psychiatry section chair.
Dr. Mammoliti is the mother of four children and spends her time between Canada and the US. She enjoys writing about issues relevant to physicians not usually found in our classrooms (including violence faced by physicians).
IG: @triumphleadercoach @ drmomlifeincanada
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After years of working in traditional primary care, hospital medicine and academics, I am taking your health and wellness into the future.
A board certified Family Physician by training, I have spent most of my career in hospital medicine and outpatient wellness practice. In 2017 I transitioned my brick and mortar wellness center into a virtual health company called Dr. Lex Rx. The 'Rx' represents a comprehensive prescription for wellness using TLC, therapeutic lifestyle changes. Via this virtual platform I am proud to introduce the first of its kind - Balance Before Burnout, an online group wellness program that provides education, support and accountability to women experiencing burnout. I am also excited about adding personalized telehealth consultations and continuing to blog about natural family health.
I have been active in community health education via public speaking, writing and media contributions since I was a medical student. Aside from clinical practice, I provide mentorship to aspiring young female physicians in person and via my social media handle Future Female Physicians. I also spend many hours volunteering to local drug and alcohol prevention task forces.
In my free time, I love exploring our new town of Chapel Hill, NC with my husband Michael and our three adventurous children Isabella, Lance & Lucia. Photography is my expressive art form. Cooking is how I nourish the bodies and souls of my friends and family. Watching and playing sports while being outdoors is how I relax... Three things I can't live without: Coffee, kisses and a good wifi signal!
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