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Welcome to Dr. Ann’s Coaching Corner! This week, CB writes in to get a fresh outlook on her multi-tasked-out life. Is this what “Mommy burn-out” looks like?
I am 35 years old. I have been married eleven years and we have two boys, a nine and seven year old.
My current situation is that I am working full time at my…Continue
Added by Dr. Ann on September 27, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
After I finished my psychiatry residency, I was working at Mount Sinai Medical center in NYC. I was friends with another doctor who was a few years ahead of me. She was pregnant with baby number two. One day, a group of us were schmoozing over lunch. We asked her how she was able to juggle her kids and her work. Her parents were both successful, and she began to discuss how she and they…Continue
Added by Dr. Ann on June 20, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
When you go on a trip, do you start out out with the end in mind?
Except for a few free-wheeling summers during and after college, I’m basically a planner. I realize this may not be the most exciting thing to say! Yet here’s the truth: my most fruitful endeavors happen when I have a definite endpoint in mind.
To truly blossom, your big dreams require…Continue
Added by Dr. Ann on May 30, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments
Can you see it?
I was recently at the YMCA, talking to some of my special senior friends there. These women are so full of wisdom, wit, and energy! When I grow up some more, I want to be just like them.
One friend, who’s known my kids since they were little, asked how the winding down of the school year was going. She commented that it must be nice to look…Continue
Added by Dr. Ann on May 21, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
I recently got an iPhone.
Truthfully, I went back and forth about it in my mind countless times before I finally signed on the dotted line. As much as I appreciate all it can do, I still have Perpetual iPhone Ambivalence. I love it! I worry about being leashed to it!
Recently, yet another friend, H., was happily extolling its virtues and was showing me the maps…Continue
Added by Dr. Ann on May 18, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
When I was in medical school doing my third year clinical clerkships, I worked in the ER of a busy, crowded city hospital. Good old Grady Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia.
I can actually still smell the smells wafting out of the hospital cafeteria. But I digress.
While on-call with the medical and surgery residents, we learned about the “Friday night gun…Continue
Today I'd love to share a part of my own journey towards finding more balance.
I’m not saying I’ve got it all wrapped up, by any means! As you’ll see, the path is never straight and smooth. But here’s some of my story anyway:
Shortly after our first child…Continue