Work & Life Balance

Leading a More Fulfilling Life

As VEIN Magazine’s 10th year allows us to consider its past and future value, every anniversary we recognize can provide this structure so we appreciate and optimize other parts of our lives.

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BBQ to Try at the Austin ACP Congress

Prepare for the best barbecue in Texas. The American College of Phlebology’s Annual Congress gets truly American in Austin this year, so get the insider tips on the tastiest cuts.

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Playing to Win, or Not to Lose?

Where in your life are you playing not to lose? How much more colorful could your life be if, instead, you played to win?

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Latest Articles About Work & Life Balance
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 able to follow through on our resolutions! As Patterson, et. al., discuss in Chan ...

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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 of journals, the charts waiting to be signed. I imagine that just being reminded ab ...

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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 part out of the patient encounter. Still, I was filled with irritation and tho ...

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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 person on our list might cherish or find useful. I would like to suggest a daring plan t ...

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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!)

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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. But too often, we actually feel powerless in our lives. So, how can we change that condi ...

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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 and appreciating.

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This Moment Matters

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.

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