Medicine is truly the most noble profession. It is an honor and a privilege to be responsible for the health and well being of our society. As physicians, we aim to relieve human suffering. Then why are so many of us unhappy, stressed, and even considering leaving medicine?
Characteristics of self sacrifice and delayed gratification allowed women physicians to get through medical school and residency. Yet these very same traits can cause increasing distress and may no longer be serving us. This podcast encourages women physicians to reflect on the wise words of the Hippocratic Oath and consider what more they could be doing to maintain the utmost respect for their OWN human life and its quality.
Women physicians are strong, intelligent, resilient, hard working, insightful, and live their lives in service of others. Through this podcast, Dr Sunny Smith reminds them that they must first care for themselves so that they may care for others. As a practicing physician and certified coach, she offers tools that can be used to help them take a closer look at their life right now, what they love and what they'd like to change. She helps physicians set goals and empowers them to take steps toward creating their best lives starting today.
Episode # 24 - Dr. Milene Argo's internal & external transformation through coaching
Dr. Milene Argo started her coaching journey with weight loss, then her clinical practice, using coaching techniques with her patients, and now is not only a client but also a coach.
Check out her internal & external transformation in this video that she created through applying this work to all aspects of her life.
Milene's coaching can be found at https://thedoctor-coach.com/
& as part of the EWP program https://empoweringwomenphysicians.com/coaching/
Episode #23 - Dr. Sonia Wright (sex, mentoring, racism, continuous transformation)
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Sonia Wright about her journey, continuous transformation from her time in college, postbacc, residency, fellowship, parenting, mentoring, coaching, sex, intimacy, and her experience living in the Twin Cities, MN during recent months and the anti-racism movement.
PDF guide: bit.ly/sexualintimacyguide
Episode # 22 - Dr Stella Evans (pediatrician in Minneapolis during recent uprisings)
Dr. Stella Evans reflects on the last few months and how our paths crossed when she reached out while on quarantine for fever and cough. She then found herself at the center of the world's attention as recent anti-racism uprisings came to the streets in front of her home and clinic.
She reflects on how examining her thoughts, feelings, and actions during this historic time impacted what she did with her children, and how she showed up in her neighborhood, her clinic, and her community.
Episode # 21 - Dr. Sarah Watler (Intern year in NYC, COVID, racism)
Dr. Sarah Watler is one of my former medical students who spent the last year as an Intern in New York City in the largest medical center in the area hardest hit by COVID (the Bronx). She speaks openly about her experiences this year. As a Family Medicine intern focused on social justice she never expected to be doing months of critical care at the epicenter of an international pandemic. She shares her thoughts about being a Black woman physician, raising awareness, and advocating for change.
Episode # 20 - How are you feeling? (Affect labelling)
How are you feeling? No really, how are you feeling. Pick a word. See if you can name how you are feeling right now. Affect labelling (naming an emotion) has been shown to decrease distress. In this episode, we talk about the neuroscience behind using your own brain to feel better.
Virtual summit link here - https://leverage-and-growth-summit.heysummit.com/?sc=yCCwduLr&ac=XBTAdq3M
Other resources here http://empoweringwomenphysicians.libsyn.com/episode-20-how-are-you-feeling-affect-labelling
Offering some hope (including Dr. Krista Olsen's story of being COVID+, recovering, and returning to clinical care)
While the COVID pandemic is spreading, I wanted to encourage us to manage what is within our control, including flattening the curve. This episode also includes reminders that now more than ever caring for yourself IS caring for others.
We can accept reality while offering hope. You'll hear from Dr. Krista Olsen, a full time obstetrician and certified coach in our program. She was COVID positive with fever, cough, and myalgia. She and her family fully recovered and she is back to clinical care.
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Sunny’s wisdom is infinite!
Working with Sunny has been life changing. She is so full of insight and wisdom and offers it with so much love, compassion, and encouragement. She allows you to see what is possible and guides you to achieve your dreams. I learned an entirely new language from her, and hear her voice in my head daily. She has brought together so many women physicians who’s lives have been changed forever. Eternally grateful for her ❤️
Thank you, Sunny and all the bad a** women physicians in this tribe!!!!
Yes, some episodes are long. Yes, they are all worth listening to. Thank you for speaking our collective story, feels, and triumphs. I was lucky enough to meet you virtually during PREA 2020, and I’m hoping to meet you in person when COVID-19 is just a memory in the textbooks. So comforting to listen to your words and the words of all your guests. Words really do lift us up and matter.
Doctor heal thyself
Thank goodness for people like Sunny who organized and promoted what we all knew was necessary but didn’t have the knowledge or wherewithal to put it together. I love to listen to this revolution in medicine and want to be a part of it.