The Gift that Changed my Life

We have all received many gifts throughout our lifetime. Most are long gone and forgotten, but a few gifts stand out as favorites. As kids we are given so many toys that we don’t even remember most of them. As we get older, practical gifts like ties and socks are given. Sometimes people don’t know … Read more

My Burnout Recovery Plan Worked!

(Today’s guest post comes to us from England. I met Dr. Nikki Ramskill in Orlando at a conference we both attended, FINCON18. She went through a tough time as an OB/GYN specialist and burnout caused her to take some time off in 2015. She decided to go back into training and switch to a less … Read more

Why I Gave Up Obstetrics at Age 43

(Today’s guest post comes from a very thankful reader. Her life was changed by reading my book, The Doctors Guide to Smart Career Alternatives and Retirement. She was kind enough to send me a thank you note and I asked if she would be willing to tell her story to all my readers. She agreed, … Read more

Time for Mid-Year Resolutions?

We all get caught up in the New Year sentimentality on January 1st; the ability to have a fresh start and wipe the slate clean. Which translates into starting over in some areas of our lives. So we make our New Year’s Resolutions, hoping that this year our lives will change for the better. We … Read more

Get More Done and Have More Free Time

I just finished reading a great book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. This book taught me many things about myself and how I use my time. I think all doctors would benefit from what I learned. According to Cal, almost everything we do can be placed into … Read more

The One Word Secret to Happiness

I was recently asked what I thought was the number one problem that caused unhappiness in America. We are one of the most prosperous nations in history. You might think that with all that prosperity and wealth, Americans would be happy. Obviously wealth does not equal happiness. Many would argue that since America has a … Read more

New Podcast Interview

New podcast interview Taylor Brana, a fourth year medical student, started a new podcast series on his website TheHappyDoc.com. He is featuring interviews with happy doctors with the hopes of showing both current doctors and future doctors, that you can still be a happy doctor. I was his subject in today’s podcast. We had a … Read more