The Myth About Resilience

​The biggest myth of burnout is that we as doctors need to be more resilient.There are institutions researching it, journal articles written about it, hospital organizations surveying it, so called "burnout experts" creating programs to "increase resilience".Well, I call bullshit!!!Doctors DON'T need to be more resilient! We never lacked resilience...
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding and Banana Cream Parfaits

These no-cook vegan parfaits are perfect any time of year. The dark layer is a rich chocolate peanut butter avocado pudding, and the light layer is a luscious banana "cream" made from cashews. Obviously the flavor combination is a win, but what also works beautifully together is the dense texture of the pudding juxtaposed with the airy "whipped" co...
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Enough is Enough!

​The last 2 months have been a sea of devastation between Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, earthquake in Mexico, fires in California, and now the shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.This is compounded the political environment, state of the world.With so much havoc and chaos in the world, it's easy to drop deeper into cynicism and resignation. It's ea...
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Roasted Vegetable Forbidden Rice Bowls with Carrot Top Pesto

​Dairy free, gluten free, Paleo, and vegetarian, this colorful, nutrient-rich meal is perfect for using up your supply of farmer's market veggies. Plunk a variety of roasted summer veggies in a bowl with some rice (be it actual rice, sweet potato rice, broccoli rice, etc), some form of protein, and sauce, and I'm all doe-eyed and hearts and flowers...
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Dr. Detachment: How physicians have learned to down-regulate their emotions

​One of the big buzz words within the discussion of physician burnout is "compassion fatigue".Compassion fatigue has also been described as "secondary traumatic stress syndrome" and is characterized by the gradual lessening of compassion over time.If you have ever found yourself mocking, making sarcastic remarks about or toward a patient, it's a si...
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