Dr. Claire Unis is a writer, pediatrician and mom living and working in Auburn, California. The author of the recent memoir Balance Pedal Breathe: A Journey Through Medical School, Claire embraces and blends both facets of herself, and uses her passions and skills as a pediatrician, memoirist and practitioner of narrative medicine in concert, to work with her young patients and forge a new path for herself and her colleagues. There is a huge overlap with writing and medicine, involving the power of observation; not to mention the need for doctors to engage in other activities to remain sane and healthy. Claire finds this union of disciplines particularly helpful and satisfying with adolescents, as well as helping healthcare workers process tragedy and trauma. Join Paul and Claire for a fertile conversation about the power of journaling for both patient and doctor and how regular emotional check-ins can create a path forward for patient treatment and healing the healer.