Your Brain Needs a Break

You know when your body needs a break. You’re tired, weak, and exhausted. But have you ever had the feeling that it’s really not your body that needs a rest, it’s actually your brain?  Even if you take prescription medications for anxiety or depression, you still have to take care of your mind. Just like... Continue Reading →

Rethinking Work-Life Balance

Six years ago, I had an eye-opening experience while attending a conference for women business owners. One of the keynote speakers was Sharon Lechter, author of Think and Grow Rich for Women. At the beginning of her talk, Sharon had us all stand up and keep perfectly still while trying to balance on one foot.... Continue Reading →

Self Care in Times of Grief

I’m sure you’ve seen commercials for pharmaceuticals that lead you to believe that self-care is just a pill away. Once you take the right pill for a problem, you’ll be healthy and happy. While taking prescription medications can be a crucial part of good self-care, more often than not, they are the stand-alone answer.  In... Continue Reading →

A Fun Way to Change Things Up

A few years ago, during a particularly challenging time in my career, I decided I needed a way to find some joy in my work again. I dreaded going to work. My positive attitude tricks were failing. I knew I needed to break out the big guns to win this battle of workplace blues.  Suddenly,... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be a Joy-Killer

I have a confession to make. In the past, I used to be very judgemental about what other people did for fun. When someone told me all about what a good time they had, I’m sure they could see it on my face as I thought, “What’s so fascinating about collecting antiques?” or “What a... Continue Reading →

Find Your Fun

If someone asked you, “What do you do to have fun?” would you respond with a blank stare? That’s understandable. You’ve been busy taking care of your patients by working extra hours to give them vaccines. You’re helping your family. You’re worried about the state of things. All of these activities have left you with... Continue Reading →

Seek Wisdom Not Just Knowledge

I used to be a compounding pharmacist. I spent some time mixing bio-identical hormones, but the majority of my time was spent consulting with women and their prescribers on the best formulations of those hormones, as well as researching herbs and supplements tailored to each woman suffering from hormone imbalance.   At that time, about twenty... Continue Reading →

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