Four Steps to Emotional Freedom

Four Steps to Emotional FreedomFreedom by Josef Grunig [https://flic.kr/p/3D7Ztx] | CC BY-SA 2.0 As physicians, we are generally regarded as intelligent. However, we often are not as emotionally intelligent as we could be. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand your emotions, express them and use them in positive ways. Emotional literacy is the ability to communicate about our feelings. If you can’t express your emotions honestly and feel understood, you will likely become angry, frustrated and sad. It is so important to learn how to speak about our emotions in a healthy way that creates good relationships and fosters intimacy with others. Here are 4 steps to becoming a more emotionally literate perso......
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11 Foods that fight Stress

11 Foods that fight StressAs physicians, many of us know all too well that stress is a common feature in the lives of American citizens. This is often due to their career, financial situation or family life. The 3 out of 4 Americans experiencing stress at levels that cause a wide range of stress-related physical symptoms, experience problems such as upset stomachs, insomnia, headaches, elevations in blood pressure, changes in appetite, muscle tension and pain. We see stress in patients every day, but how often do we take a look in the mirror and identify stress in our own lives? When we are feeling run down, do we identify the cause and take our own advice to treat ourse......
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5 Point Physician Mindfulness Matrix

5 Point Physician Mindfulness MatrixReflecting by Lori Branham [https://flic.kr/p/7X1RPz] | CC BY 2.0 Stress is a common feature in the lives of many American citizens, whether it is due to our career, financial situation, or family life. Studies show that 3 out of 4 Americans experience stress at levels that cause them to experience a range of stress related physical symptoms. Although we treat symptoms of stress daily, physicians are not immune to the effects of stress. Several studies are now showing that at least 1 in 3 physicians experience symptoms of stress and burnout. The impact of this stress causes a lowered job satisfaction level, a decreased sense of work-life ......
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