Date night had arrived! I was excited that the babysitter was coming and that I was going to be able to eat a warm dinner and spend some time with my husband. Then, this text came through: “Where do you want to go to dinner?” I sat and stared at my phone. A wave of… Continue reading Five ways I cope with decision fatigue in veterinary medicine
I’m sitting in the car and crying outside of my daughter’s school. I’ve just left work and made my way to her school for her annual talent show. We are doing an aerial yoga routine together that we have been practicing for 2 weeks. I know that she's inside nervously waiting for me and I’m… Continue reading The growing pains of setting boundaries in veterinary medicine
I'm kneeling next to Baxter examining his toe. Baxter is a sweet old pit mix that is patiently letting me hold his foot as I stare at an ugly tumor that is growing from his nail bed. The growth is bleeding and the owner had it wrapped in a make shift bandage. I'm doing all… Continue reading Yes, I’m the doctor. How I navigate moments of discrimination from my clients.
Dear Receptionist, I swear I don't hate you. I don't find you annoying. I don't think you are (insert whatever horrible thing you think about yourself here). The truth is, that I absolutely know that you are doing the best you can in this moment. I absolutely know that you have one of the most… Continue reading An open letter to my receptionists
My mind was whirling. I was feeling a combination of enlightenment and horror that presented itself as the single statement that popped out of my mouth, "holy crap!!!" The realization I had just made was that I had come to a place in my life where I was using my work to fill all of… Continue reading The holy crap moment you need if work is all you do. My struggle with my needs. Part 1
You ever have those days, weeks, or months when everything you touch turns to sh@t? Or at least it FEELS like everything you touch turns to sh#t. The day starts badly and then something that you thought was going to be easy ends up being completely not easy and takes twice as long as it… Continue reading When everything I touch turns to sh$t. Understanding the law of attraction.
By now you may be getting the hang of making things "not about you". If so, good work! If not, go back to this post and start to work on it. But what now? What the heck do you do with that angry person still in front of you. Yes we can have compassion and… Continue reading Difficult client hack: using 6 human needs psychology to your advantage