The ever-elusive work-life balance….how does one achieve this? Perhaps the problem is that we have a pretty clear understanding of what constitutes the “work” part, but how exactly do you define the “life” part of this equation? Did we ever feel “life” balance before work entered the picture? One important component of life is your…Read More
“Happiness is simply the absence of desire.” This is a quote that I recently read in James Clear’s book Atomic Habits, and it was one of those phrases that made me pause and really think. He goes on to say that happiness is this feeling of contentment. If you are lacking in desire (which is…Read More
**This blog post originally posted in 2018. NPR recently aired a story focusing on this topic within the veterinary community- you can read and listen to it here.** SUICIDE This is a subject that is, unfortunately, not a stranger to the field of veterinary medicine. With the increasing emphasis on mental wellbeing, we are now…Read More
Saying the word “money” can cause all sorts of mixed emotions. Feelings of euphoria? Dread? Fear? Curiosity? Unfortunately, the subject of money and personal finance can bring up a lot of negative money talk. This is especially true if you find yourself in a financially tough space, or if you start reflecting back on some…Read More
Remember when money was fun and uncomplicated? As a child, you might have received some money for your birthday or during the holidays. You didn’t quite know the power that you held in your little hands, but you knew it was there by the way people reacted when you proudly displayed those crisp bills. Maybe…Read More
Practicing veterinary medicine feels a lot like you’re playing defense. The patient comes in with a problem. You use your skills to diagnose and treat the problem while taking into account the owner’s finances, owner compliance, and patient compliance. With each step, you are constantly vigilant, ready to respond to forces outside your control. When…Read More
What’s stopping you from achieving your goals?
Time and money are typical answers. These are both limited resources, so not having enough of one or the other (usually both!) are difficult roadblocks to overcome for many of us.
Simplicity. This is what I strive for, with my everyday life and my choices. So back in 2014, when this little book with a long name called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo became all the rage , I decided to leaf through the pages…Read More
Although I’ve never been a Boy Scout, I love their motto. Be prepared. You really can’t go wrong with this approach in life. We all know that things happen unexpectedly. We find joy in the events that are serendipitous. That penny that we find on the sidewalk? I love those kinds of unexpected finds. How…Read More