If So Many Doctors Are Burnt Out, Why Aren’t They Asking for help?

I wrote an article a couple weeks ago, "How Committed Are We To Our Suffering."  Everyday I see and hear physicians sharing…complaining about how burnt out they are. However, I am struck by the fact that while we coach our patients to get help when they are suffering, sick, depressed, or in a state of hopelessness, we ourselves refuse to follo...
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Spaghetti Squash with Asparagus, Ricotta, Lemon, and Thyme

Fresh stalks of asparagus mingle with a healthy dose of lemon and thyme to hint at spring's arrival, while this vegetarian supper is anchored with a favorite winter staple. Enjoy!!Serves 2 to 4Ingredients1 small spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 2 cloves garlic, smashed1 pound asparagus3/4 cup ricotta cheese3 tabl...
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True Leaders Don't Neglect Themselves, Nor Do They Ask Others To

As physicians we are seen as leaders whether we like it or not, and as such we are charged with modeling greatness. But do we? Our training, while teaching us to be experts and authorities, does NOT teach us how to be leaders.One thing our training does teach us: self-neglect, self-sacrifice, and unrealistic expectation. This is where I believe our...
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Paleo Buffalo Mozzarella & Salami Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

This pizza is so exceptionally delicious and authentic, with the cauliflower crust resembling a 'normal' pizza base to perfection! You'll never look back or try any other recipe to create a pizza base. The crust turns out light, crispy and fluffy and exactly how a pizza base should be. Enjoy!!Ingredients1 medium-large cauliflower1 eggHalf cup almon...
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Slow Cooker Potato and Corn Chowder

The slow cooker can be your best friend in the busiest of times. While you are busy at work, helping kids with homework, and picking up the house, the slow cooker is lending a hand by ensuring dinner will be ready whenever you are. This vegetarian recipe for slow cooker potato and corn chowder is a particular favorite in my house. Chopped red potatoes and corn are thrown into the crock pot with some vegetable stock, herbs and aromatics. The soup bubbles low and slow for many hours until the potatoes and onions become tender and the flavors meld together. ......
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