Work & Life Balance

Maintaining our Wholeness as Physicians in the Age of Covid-19

by Helane Fronek Physicians were struggling with epidemic levels of burnout – before a pandemic upended our lives and strained our coping mechanisms. Anxiety has risen as we fear our and our loved ones’ health...Continue Reading


Your Own Personal Secret to Work Life Balance

Google “Work Life Balance” and up pop 20,600,000 entries, many of which have tempting titles like The 5 tips to Work Life Balance. The way I see it, if it were as easy as 5 tips, we would have figured it out b...Continue Reading


Try A Little Mindfulness

Have you noticed that word mindfulness popping up in all sorts of places lately? As busy healthcare professionals, we are mindful of many pressing things – the worried patients in our waiting room, the unread stack...Continue Reading


2013 Just Might Be the Year for Some Resolutions

As the new year approaches, we often consider how our lives could be different. Unfortunately, as many of us have experienced, those well-intentioned ideas rarely serve to change anything, especially our sense of being ab...Continue Reading


The Opposite Is Also True

I recently spent an hour with a confused patient whose physician had quickly scheduled a procedure without much explanation. Increasingly squeezed for time, even those physicians who tend toward explanation may leave this...Continue Reading


Looking For the Perfect Gift

The holidays will soon be upon us — and with them, the stress of finding that perfect gift for our families, friends, colleagues and employees. Advertising comes at us from all angles, and we wonder what each perso...Continue Reading


Power of People

During his inaugural address, President Obama repeated the words, “We, the people,” many times. He evoked a sense of collective and personal responsibility and encouraged us to use our power to enact change. B...Continue Reading


Making the Most of Our Lives Use the UIP as your First Experiment!

As Gretchen Rubin muses in her delightful and inspiring book, The Happiness Project, the days are long but life is short. (That is also the reason why we’re wisely encouraged to eat dessert first!) For most of us, l...Continue Reading


The Journey to Our Destination Often Holds Many Riches

Physicians are achievement oriented. We strive, we accomplish, and then we strive for something else. But there is so much between the striving and the accomplishing that we would benefit from investigating, acknowledging...Continue Reading


Is It Time? Phlebology as a Recognized Speciality in the US

By Saundra S. Spruiell, DO, FACPh The recognition of Phlebology as a bona fide specialty within the United States is in a dynamic state. Although it more widely recognized today than even 10 years ago, continu...Continue Reading