21 episodes

Permission to Burn Your Manual is a podcast hosted by Cathi Whaley MD, a physician who recovered from career and life burnout starting with burning her manual--the book that defined her personal expectations of self and how to secure approval, acceptance, love, and connection.

How do we know what we’re capable of if we are only defining ourselves by the manual we create from the evidence of the past?

It’s time for us to just go and be the person we want to be in the most expansive sense both inside and outside of our careers, families, etc. If you are ready, join me and let me be your guide. Let's burn your manual and forge a path to the life you choose.

Permission to Burn Your Manual Cathi Whaley MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Permission to Burn Your Manual is a podcast hosted by Cathi Whaley MD, a physician who recovered from career and life burnout starting with burning her manual--the book that defined her personal expectations of self and how to secure approval, acceptance, love, and connection.

How do we know what we’re capable of if we are only defining ourselves by the manual we create from the evidence of the past?

It’s time for us to just go and be the person we want to be in the most expansive sense both inside and outside of our careers, families, etc. If you are ready, join me and let me be your guide. Let's burn your manual and forge a path to the life you choose.

    Episode 21: Should I Stay or Should I go?

    Episode 21: Should I Stay or Should I go?

    Are you hearing that song by The Clash?

    Yup ME TOO.

    Ok ya'll this episode is about ALL THINGS CHANGE...

    Specifically about how important it is to allow ourselves the choices that do exist and also how we can make decisions around change with clarity.

    The HOW to change isn't the important part. The WHAT to change is. The how comes when you know the what. What you seek, you will find.

    Within this episode you will learn a framework that will help you evaluate any potential change.

    The world longs for what you have to offer. So no matter what the change is and what you decide, let's do this!

     

    Did this episode resonate with you? Please help me in spreading the word by subscribing and writing a review on your podcast platform. I'd love to hear from you. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook @Freedomforphysicians.

     

    • 24 min
    Episode 20: Loving All The Parts of Yourself

    Episode 20: Loving All The Parts of Yourself

    In this episode we will discuss LOVE one last time, namely loving all the parts of yourself.  

     

    You know those deep down dirty parts we want to go away and not own? Yup, those need love too. When you can love those parts and own your story, the shame goes away. 

    AND we further increase our capacity to love ourselves..

    Tune in to find out one of my hidden parts and how I'm learning to love her.

    Did this episode resonate with you? Please help me in spreading the word by subscribing and writing a review on your podcast platform. I'd love to hear from you. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook @Freedomforphysicians.

     

    • 23 min
    Episode 19: Maximizing Your Lovability

    Episode 19: Maximizing Your Lovability

    In this episode we are going to explore ALL things love, from love languages and how we reconcile the differences, to lovability and our capacity to love.  When we do not SEE the love being offered and received, we miss out on connectedness, respect, trust, and compassion.

     

    A few questions to ponder before listening.

    1) Do you believe you are lovable?

    2) Do you offer yourself love?

    3) Do you recognize when someone is practicing love towards you?

    4) Do you know your own love language? 

     

    Here is a hint...YOUR LOVABILITY has nothing to do with you. Want to know more? Tune into this episode.

    Did this episode resonate with you? Please help me in spreading the word by subscribing and writing a review on your podcast platform. I'd love to hear from you. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook @Freedomforphysicians.

     

    • 26 min
    Episode 18: Taming Impatience--Enjoy Living in the Now NOW

    Episode 18: Taming Impatience--Enjoy Living in the Now NOW

    In this episode, we will explore living in a state of impatience.  Impatience--when we lack the capacity to accept and tolerate delays.  I have struggled with this for so long, and I imagine some of you are currently.

     

    There are so many unintended consequences of living in a state of impatience, most importantly the lack of enjoyment in the moment.

     

    It might feel unsolvable now, but I'm here to tell you that with a few Jedi mind tricks you will be well on your way to enjoying the now.

    Tune into this episode to learn all about it.

     

    Did this episode resonate with you? Please help me in spreading the word by subscribing and writing a review on your podcast platform. I'd love to hear from you. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook @Freedomforphysicians.

    • 20 min
    Episode 17: A Strenuous Pilgrimage--The Pursuit of Worthiness

    Episode 17: A Strenuous Pilgrimage--The Pursuit of Worthiness

    We are all born inherently worthy...it's a fact.

    BUT somewhere along the way we lose our internal sense or worthiness.

    Within this episode we will discuss the cause of feelings of unworthiness and how they correlate with imposter syndrome before finally discussing a framework to unearth or cultivate our internal sense of worthiness...once again.

     

    Did this episode resonate with you? Please help me in spreading the word by subscribing and writing a review on your podcast platform. I'd love to hear from you. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook @Freedomforphysicians.

    • 21 min
    Episode 16: Are You Using Your Power to Choose Wisely?

    Episode 16: Are You Using Your Power to Choose Wisely?

    In this episode we will explore why we want to use the power to choose wisely and the various components that increase or decrease our power. I'm also showing you a framework to increase your power to choose exponentially.

     

    The power to choose wisely impacts EVERY area of your life. So, highly recommend tuning in for this one.

     

    The book referenced is called What Should Danny Do? The book can be purchased at the following non-affiliate LINK.

     

    Did this episode resonate with you? Please help me in spreading the word by subscribing and writing a review on your podcast platform. I'd love to hear from you. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook @Freedomforphysicians.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

leslienanny ,

She is AMAZING!!

I found Dr. Cathi Whaley frankly by accident and exactly the right time for me. I am not one that needs things sugar coated and even on our first meeting she didn’t sugar coat anything and had me figured out pretty quickly. She has had me dig deeper than any therapist had. Coaching has been much better for me than therapy. I absolutely love her, her perspective and her ability to call you out without really calling you out but making you realize it yourself.

idratherbepodcasting ,

Answer to my SOS!

Dr Whaley's poignant insights and practical method are exactly what I needed after the pandemic led to burn out and frustration.

Kirtiag24 ,

I can totally relate to this !

Dr.Whaley, just get this very well and beautifully put it into words with an example that we can all relate.

Thank you so much for reminding me to be self compassionate today. I make it sure that I am kind to everybody around me but forget this person that I am.

Kindness begins right here - within me.

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