Tag Archives: Work life balance

Rooted

Another.  And then another  In the end I think there were 7 in total. I went after my little plot of land today.  There was a long neglected flower bed abutting the foundations of the front of the house, where crabgrass … Continue reading

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Everything Is Illuminated

Whenever I go to yoga, I face the same question.  To wear or not to wear my glasses, that is the question.  To see the teacher’s graceful demonstrations of various poses, or to squint and attempt my own semi-artistic renderings. … Continue reading

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In a hospital minute (NaBloPoMo Day 8/30)

A lot can happen in a hospital minute. A baby is born. A life-changing diagnosis is made. The wrong medication is sent to a patient’s room. Sometimes a minute lasts a lifetime, starring at your feet in silence when asked … Continue reading

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We Are Humans (NaBloPoMo Day 5/30)

There is a book club organized by attending physicians in my department and tonight I attended for the first time.  I had never participated in a book club  before, but I had read the book (80% of it anyway), and … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo — Go

NaBloPoMo.  It sounds like alphabet soup.  No wait, that’s the name of my future cancer ass-kicking kid musical – but more on that later.  NaBloMoPo.  It sounds like something I  would coo at a wee patient wearing one of those … Continue reading

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The Long View

Has it really only been two weeks since the start of residency? How quickly do we loose the bright eyes and bushy tails and only see the grind of a new job?  Too quickly alas.  And while there is welcomed … Continue reading

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The Doctor Is In

Forget the first one hundred days  and let me tell you about the first seven days.  July 1 came and went and I’m still standing.  It’s an incredible privilege to introduce yourself as a doctor, especially when you know that … Continue reading

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All In The Family: Giulio’s Tuscan Sanctuary

Part Four of reflections on recent Italian travels.  (For Part Three, go to Genova) When I was younger, I always planned my travels to the last detail: every hotel night, every sight to be seen, every food to be tasted. … Continue reading

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