In this episode, DJ invited Maureen Michele, M.D. to the show to discuss her own personal journey of parenting a chronically ill child. Maureen is not only an MD, she is an accomplished general pediatrician, allergist, immunologist, and now life coach. Stay tuned to hear how Maureen learned to cope, make time for self-care, find positivity and how that led her to become a coaching expert, helping parents of chronically ill children navigate their own mental health and well-being.
Maureen Michele, MD is an award-winning leader, life coach, and physician. As a general pediatrician and allergist/immunologist, she has spent her career caring for patients with a variety of acute and chronic health problems. She is a military veteran and has enjoyed using her story-telling talent to teach young physicians the art of medicine. She is an accomplished life coach who helps parents of chronically ill children regain control of their lives and thrive at fulfillment. Maureen is the mother of three amazing children and has first-hand experience with being a parent of a child with long-term health issues.
• [5:15] Maureen shares her personal journey of becoming a pediatrician and caring for her daughter with cancer then type 1 diabetes, highlighting the challenges of balancing career and family.
• [14:51] Dr. Michele discusses how parents of chronically ill children must prioritize self-care to avoid burnout and maintain hope for their child's future.
• [23:41] “It takes a little bit of courage sometimes for a parent of a chronically ill kid to actually ask for help… Get the courage and ask for it because you cannot do this alone.”
• [37:23] “Make sure that your child is well aware of what their strengths are… and there is a lot of science behind gratitude and self love, because it builds confidence.”
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