42 episodes

The Stress-Less Physician Podcast teaches busy practicing physicians how to reduce your stress levels, create a better balance between your medical career and personal life, and have a sustainable and enjoyable clinical practice. Learn how to feel better now while designing a life and medical career that feel good to YOU.

Dr. Sara Dill is an Ivy-League educated, practicing dermatologist who has worked in academics, managed care, private practice, and as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Dill combines her breadth of clinical experience and depth of coaching expertise to help you feel better and discover how improving your wellbeing can be simpler and happen faster than you think.

Using her unique combination of coaching tools, mindfulness, and the latest in the sciences of positive psychology and neurobiology, Dr. Sara Dill will share practical and concrete tools that will have you quickly feeling better and in control of your life and career. To explore if coaching is right for you, visit saradill.com.

Stress-Less Physician Sara Dill

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

The Stress-Less Physician Podcast teaches busy practicing physicians how to reduce your stress levels, create a better balance between your medical career and personal life, and have a sustainable and enjoyable clinical practice. Learn how to feel better now while designing a life and medical career that feel good to YOU.

Dr. Sara Dill is an Ivy-League educated, practicing dermatologist who has worked in academics, managed care, private practice, and as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Dill combines her breadth of clinical experience and depth of coaching expertise to help you feel better and discover how improving your wellbeing can be simpler and happen faster than you think.

Using her unique combination of coaching tools, mindfulness, and the latest in the sciences of positive psychology and neurobiology, Dr. Sara Dill will share practical and concrete tools that will have you quickly feeling better and in control of your life and career. To explore if coaching is right for you, visit saradill.com.

    The Gifts of Gratitude

    The Gifts of Gratitude

    Gratitude is an emotion and a state of mind that brings multiple benefits. Slowing down and reflecting on what we’re grateful for can bring us so much positivity and lift us up. But it’s not necessarily something that comes naturally. We have to work on it. Be intentional about it.
    With this episode, I want to encourage you to put some new gratitude “tools” into your personal skill set. Exercising the superpower of recognizing the existence of goodness and staying in that moment can transform your daily experiences. In fact, gratitude is essential to actually enjoying our life. So let’s talk about it!
    “The number of positive experiences that you notice is much more important than how special or how exceptional those experiences are… It’s more beneficial to savor ordinary, pleasant, everyday activities, rather than sort of waiting for important or extraordinary events that don’t happen very often.”  – Dr. Sara Dill
    What You’ll LearnWhat experts say about itGifts of gratitude:Life improvementsHealth benefits3 Exercises to cultivate gratitude:Savor something dailyFocus on what you’re grateful forPractice expressing appreciation
    Contact Info and Recommended ResourcesArticles on the benefits of gratitude:research.com/education/scientific-benefits-of-gratitudepositivepsychology.com/benefits-gratitude-research-questionsGet my book, where I talk about gratitude along with other stress-reducing concepts: The Doctor Dilemma: How to Quit Being Miserable Without Quitting Medicine
    Podcast Episodes that pair well with this one:How to Have More FunWhat if the Good Ole Days are Now?Life is Short and Why This Matters
    Connect with Sara Dill, MD, The Doctor’s CoachInterested in coaching? I’ll be starting a new small group in January. Sign up at saradill.com/coaching. 
    If you have any questions about the various coaching options or about the small group, please email me at sara@saradill.com. I personally read and respond to my emails.
    Website: saradill.comWork with me: saradill.com/coachingGet a FREE consultation with Sara! Sign up here: saradill.com/scheduleGet Dr. Dill’s book The Doctor Dilemma: How to Quit Being Miserable Without Quitting...

    • 24 min
    Lesson Learned from The Sedona Method

    Lesson Learned from The Sedona Method

    Letting go can be hard. Even if we academically understand the validity and the health aspects behind releasing negativity and emotions, it can be difficult to put into practice. That’s why it’s extremely helpful to have some idea of step-by-step techniques and questions we can ask ourselves. 
    In my personal journey to being a stress-less physician, I’ve learned an approach made popular by Lester Levenson based on Hale Dwoskin’s book, The Sedona Method. The concept is to bring yourself to a place where you’re not holding on so tightly to painful or unwanted feelings, whether in the moment you have them or later on as you reflect. This method has five approaches, and each works slightly differently but all can be useful. Although I’m not trained to teach the method, I hope that as I share an overview of it, you find the concept potentially beneficial to you.
    “What if feelings are actually just perpetuating the problems that they appear to be preventing? What if feelings are sometimes a lie?”  – Dr. Sara Dill
    What You’ll LearnWhat The Sedona Method works onThe continuum of letting goShifting from heavy to lightFeelings sometimes lieEmotional ladderPitfalls to avoidStuck on the why4 questions to ask yourself
    Contact Info and Recommended ResourcesBook:
    The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin
    (Learn more about The Sedona Method with Lester Levenson) 
    Podcast Episodes that pair well with this one:BoundariesImproving Your Relationships by minding your own businessLife is Short and Why This Matters
    Connect with Sara Dill, MD, The Doctor’s CoachInterested in coaching? Sign up at saradill.com/coaching. Have any questions about the various options? Email me at sara@saradill.com. I personally read and respond to my emails.Website: saradill.comWork with me: saradill.com/coachingI read all my own email and I’d love to hear from you! Please write to me at sara@saradill.com. Get a FREE consultation with Sara! Sign up here: saradill.com/scheduleGet Dr. Dill’s book The Doctor Dilemma: How to Quit Being Miserable Without Quitting...

    • 23 min
    Why Other People's Opinions Are None of Your Business

    Why Other People's Opinions Are None of Your Business

    We spend a very large amount of time and energy concerned about the opinions of others. Perhaps too much. While it’s important to be kind and take other people’s feelings into consideration, if it causes us to constantly seek the approval of others, we may have a problem.
    So at what point are other people’s opinions none of your business? Where do you draw the line that states your freedom will not be inhibited by the ever-changing thoughts of others? Let’s talk about how to find and create that healthy boundary.
    “Giving people permission to not like you or approve of you or agree with you, can be so powerful. And notice how much freedom that gives you. Freedom to grow… and freedom to create a life that feels like your life, not someone else’s life.”  – Dr. Sara Dill
    What You’ll LearnManipulation of opinionsLetting go of trying to controlThoughts are temporaryLiving someone else’s lifeBeing okay with people getting it wrongUnderstanding our need for acceptanceNot adding meaning
    Contact Info and Recommended ResourcesInterested in coaching? Sign up at saradill.com/coaching. Have any questions about the various options? Email me at sara@saradill.com. I personally read and respond to my emails.
    Podcast Episodes that pair well with this one:BoundariesImproving Your Relationships by minding your own businessLife is Short and Why This Matters
    Connect with Sara Dill, MD, The Doctor’s CoachWebsite: saradill.comWork with me: saradill.com/coachingI read all my own email and I’d love to hear from you! Please write to me at sara@saradill.com. Get a FREE consultation with Sara! Sign up here: saradill.com/scheduleGet Dr. Dill’s book The Doctor Dilemma: How to Quit Being Miserable Without Quitting MedicineFacebookInstagram

    • 21 min
    How to Have More Fun

    How to Have More Fun

    Have you grown up a little too much? Lost the natural child-like ability to just have fun on a daily basis? I think that, as adults, we have to cultivate and create fun for ourselves. We’re quite good at thinking about this and making it happen for the children in our lives, but not so good at making it happen for ourselves. And let’s face it, fun doesn’t just happen by itself. It takes some intentionality.
    Why is this important and why am I talking about it? Bottom line: It’s healthy. We need the rejuvenation that doing something we enjoy – something just for the pure fun of it – offers. Our lives are busy, hectic, stressful… and without making time for recreation, we will burn out. So let’s talk about how to have more fun! And if you have difficulty thinking of things you might like to do, I have some thought-starters that may help.
    “Life is a series of challenges and events and things that happen… Do we feel like we have enough of a buffer or surplus to cultivate the good stuff…To allow us and enable us to meet all those challenges and not to feel wiped out?”  – Dr. Sara Dill
    What You’ll LearnReasons we lack funWhy we need funRemember what you used to likeSome thought-startersIntentionality of challenge
    Contact Info and Recommended ResourcesSmall Group Physician Coaching starting soon! Sign up at saradill.com/coaching. Have questions about the group? Email me at sara@saradill.com.
    Podcast Episodes that pair well with this one:Why Self-Care Matters (and isn’t selfish)Enjoying Time Off From WorkLife is Short and Why This Matters
    Connect with Sara Dill, MD, The Doctor’s CoachWebsite: saradill.comWork with me: saradill.com/coachingI read all my own email and I’d love to hear from you! Please write to me at sara@saradill.com. Get a FREE consultation with Sara! Sign up here: saradill.com/scheduleGet Dr. Dill’s book The Doctor Dilemma: How to Quit Being Miserable Without Quitting MedicineFacebookInstagram

    • 22 min
    Life is Short and Why This Matters

    Life is Short and Why This Matters

    Looking back over all that has occurred the past couple of years has reminded me of how precious life and time are. We’ve all had things drastically change in our lives and in the lives of those around us. And all this change has me pondering the depth of what it means to live the moment, and to appreciate the time we have. 
    Through this episode, I want to encourage you to examine the truth that life is short. And to dive into why this matters. This is absolutely not in a “life is short and then you die” kind of way, but rather in a way of cherishing one another and the time we have together. I hope to help each of us embrace more fully the gifts of living wisely, aligning with purpose, and especially, loving and being loved.
    “Is there a way in which someone who was observing how you spend your days… would they get what’s really valuable to you?... I don’t believe in just living FOR the moment, but living IN the moment… I would just encourage all of us to not miss out on our actual life while maybe worrying about or thinking about our future life or maybe even our past life.”  – Dr. Sara Dill
    What You’ll LearnDaily appreciationCherishing time and other peopleLiving wiselyEmbracing the momentAligning with purposeFully loving
    Contact Info and Recommended ResourcesSmall Group Physician Coaching starting soon! Sign up at saradill.com/coaching. Have questions about the group? Email me at sara@saradill.com.
    Podcast Episodes:What if the Good Ole Days are Now?Choose AgainWhat You Can Control (And What You Can't)
    Connect with Sara Dill, MD, The Doctor’s CoachWebsite: saradill.comWork with me: saradill.com/coachingI read all my own email and I’d love to hear from you! Please write to me at sara@saradill.com. Get a FREE consultation with Sara! Sign up here: saradill.com/scheduleGet Dr. Dill’s book The Doctor Dilemma: How to Quit Being Miserable Without Quitting MedicineFacebookInstagram

    • 18 min
    What To Do When You Feel Jealous

    What To Do When You Feel Jealous

    As physicians, as business owners, as human beings, we all struggle with jealousy and/or envy from time to time. Those feelings like others have more or that we want something they have. I’m here to tell you, it’s normal. But if it’s just a natural human emotion, why bother to think much about it?
    Because I believe examining jealousy and envy gives us deep and valuable insight into how we think about ourselves. Hand in hand with that, it reveals our perceptions of what we believe we can have, what we can achieve, even our place in the world. When we can step back and objectively examine times of jealousy or envy, we can turn that normally negative experience to our advantage. Let’s talk about what to do when you feel jealousy or envy.
    “A lot of people notice that when they feel envious or jealous, then they also sort of add on a layer of shame or wrongness for even feeling it… I just want to say it’s totally normal. And that layer of shame or embarrassment or denying it or resisting it… that's super unnecessary. That is just gonna block you from actually working with it, from actually getting the information that jealousy and envy are there to provide for us.”  – Dr. Sara Dill
    What You’ll LearnDifferences between jealousy and envyValue of examining our thoughtsSteps for what to do when you feel jealousy or envyNotice when or what causes itIdentify your thoughtsQuestion your thoughtsCome up with 3 waysDiscover how you would feelGo on assignment
    Contact Info and Recommended ResourcesSmall Group Physician Coaching starting soon! Sign up at saradill.com/coaching. Have questions about the group? Email me at sara@saradill.com.
    Podcast Episodes:Fear: Friend or Faux?Self-ConfidenceBelieving New Things
    Connect with Sara Dill, MD, The Doctor’s CoachWebsite: saradill.comWork with me: saradill.com/coachingI read all my own email and I’d love to hear from you! Please write to me at sara@saradill.com. Get a FREE consultation with Sara! Sign up here: saradill.com/scheduleGet Dr. Dill’s book The Doctor Dilemma: How to Quit Being Miserable Without Quitting MedicineFacebookInstagram

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Jaycee-99 ,

Fantastic resource for physician

This is a great podcast that has helped me reframe my work life and improved my well being. This should be required listening for residents. Highly recommended.

M.K. Moore ,

Wonderful Resource, Full of Insight

Sara Dill’s podcasts illuminate helpful approaches including how to identify limiting beliefs and move beyond them. She speaks to a wide audience, not only to physicians. A valuable resource to me personally.

Kathy at IPW ,

So good!

I love this podcast and Sara’s grounded presence!

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