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Dr. Maiysha Clairborne is a physician wellness and burnout prevention coach, an integrative family physician, an author, a speaker and the CEO of TheStressFreeMD.com.  In her private practice, Dr. Maiysha facilitates patients in achieving and maintaining optimal health mentally and physically through her integrated wellness programs.   Her repeated... exposure to and experience with treating exhaustion and stress related conditions in physicians and other health professionals in her private practice inspired her to turn her focus to physician coaching. More

Vegan Meringue Kisses

Vegan Meringue Kisses
Vegan Meringue Kisses, made using aquafaba. The perfect little festive treat! These cute little desserts would look great in a gift box or on a dessert platter at a festive party. Enjoy!! Ingredients Water from 1 can of chickpeas 1/3 Cup Powdered Sugar 1 tsp Cream of Tartar Directions Preheat the oven to 100°C. Strain the can of chickpeas and reserve the water. Store the chickpeas in an airtight container in the fridge and use for whatever you like. Place the chickpea water in a very clean, dry bowl. Using an electric whisk or stand mixer (with the balloon whisk...
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A Little Humor Goes a Long Way in Physician Stress Relief 

A Little Humor Goes a Long Way in Physician Stress Relief 
  The old adage "laughter is the best medicine" is often used, but frequently underutilized when it comes to in the moment stress relief. Evidence shows the physical, emotional, and even spiritual benefits of humor, so why do we as physicians not use it both with our patients in our own lives.  Perhaps we forget in our overworked, stressed and exhausted state the obvious tools that could instantly diffuse stressful situations or during stressful times.  Particularly during the holidays, the pressure increases as a physician. Not only are we expected to meet the normal holiday expectations with family, but also...
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Burnout: Problem or Perplexity

Burnout:  Problem or Perplexity
  When looking at why we as an industry have been largely unsuccessful in combatting the epidemic of burnout that is plaguing our community, we must deal with our approach to solutions. One of the biggest things to distinguish about burnout is that it’s not a problem to be solved.  It’s not a diagnosis to be made, and it’s not a condition to be treated. Burnout is a perplexity; a vicious cycle that must be looked at from various angles and managed through strategy and structure. Let’s break this down a bit further. A problem by definition is something that...
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