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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

What’s Your Personality Type: Knowing Your Self Care Needs

What’s Your Personality Type: Knowing Your Self Care Needs
  One of the main causes of burnout is the imbalance between the energy that we expend on a daily basis, and the Energy that it takes to recharge our batteries. Most times (especially as physician/providers) we have a tendency to go, go, go, and ignore the low battery indicators that show up along the way.  Just in case you don't know what those are (but you DO know), they may include overwhelm, fatigue, irritability, headaches, anxiety, sleeplessness, and even depression. Behavior indicators may be isolation, self-medication through alcohol or drugs or even sex.  But when you think about it,...
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Spicy Vegetable Samosas

Spicy Vegetable Samosas
  These spicy vegetable samosas are an easy treat for Indian food lovers! They are vegan, hot, crisp and delicious – and no frying! Enjoy!! Prep time: 20 mins | Cook time: 40 mins | Total time: 1 hour Ingredients 2 Tbs olive oil 1 tsp red or yellow curry powder 1 tsp garam masala ¼ tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp cumin ½ tsp chili powder ⅛ tsp - ¼ tsp red pepper flakes , depending on how hot and spicy you like your samosas 1 medium onion , chopped fine 1 medium carrot , chopped fine 2 medium potatoes...
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3 Ways We Can Improve Communication With Our Patients and Beyond

3 Ways We Can Improve Communication With Our Patients and Beyond
  We all know how communication is the foundation of relationships. Communication establishes trust and is a means for us to understand each other. Today in the physician community One of the things we battle is the challenge of patient adherence.  While there are many reasons we know patients will not adhere to our recommendations, it's conceivable that part of that is due to a lack of patient trust. If we were to allow ourselves to be responsible for our part, it could be that our communication is not conducive to establishing and maintaining this trust with our patients. Now,...
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