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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

The Many Hats We Wear: The Ways In Which We De-Prioritize Ourselves

The Many Hats We Wear: The Ways In Which We De-Prioritize Ourselves
  As physicians, we tend to prioritize everyone else before ourselves. This is a long-standing problem that began probably even before we hit medical school. The personality type that goes into medicine is typically a caretaker. It then makes complete sense that once we get into medical school that we will fall right in line, prioritizing career, prioritizing other patients, prioritizing everything and everyone but our own well-being. It doesn’t end there, residency bring a whole other dimension of self neglect; and we think, if I can just get out of residency things will return to “normal”.  However, once you're...
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Salmon Fish Sticks with Crunchy Slaw

Salmon Fish Sticks with Crunchy Slaw
  Salmon is a great source of Omega-3 and this is a great way to introduce salmon into your family meal plan. Making healthy salmon fish sticks is super yummy and easy to make. Enjoy!! Ingredients 4 cups cabbage, finely shredded 1 cup carrot , shredded 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup low fat yogurt 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon celery salt 1 pinch cayenne pepper ½ cup low fat yogurt 3 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons Mexican Seasoning 2 tablespoons lime juice ¾ cup panko bread crumbs 12 ounces wild Alaskan Salmon filets ½...
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Reading the signs: What your unconscious mind is telling you that your conscious mind doesn't want to admit A Spiritual Call for Physicians

Reading the signs: What your unconscious mind is telling you that your conscious mind doesn't want to admit
A Spiritual Call for Physicians
The prime directive of the unconscious mind is to protect the body, and it will signal us when we are off track. The question is how often do we actually listen to what our bodies and our environment is telling us. As physicians we have been trained since medical school to ignore our bodies…the urge to pee, the need to sleep, the hunger to eat.  Some of us ignore when we are ill or (in my case post surgical and recommended to stay off for a week).   It is so ingrained to put patients (and everyone else) first, that listening to...
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