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022: The Nursing App for Self-Care with Athol Hann

Nurses have been in the frontline since the start of the pandemic. It is in our nature to give to others and put others first which is why burnout among nurses has seen a rise in numbers in the recent months. In this episode, we are joined by Clinical Emergency Nurse turned entrepreneur, Athol Hann whose mission is to prevent burnout in the healthcare industry. He shares with us the app he created to help nurses and healthcare professionals enhance their well-being.  Inspired by his own experience of burnout, Athol’s aim is for healthcare professionals to take better care of themselves so that they can show up as the best versions of themselves and give the best care to their patients.  As nurses, we must remember to offer the same compassion that we so freely give our patients.  TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE: Running away from burnout (4:40) Having friends who look out for you (5:48) Not addressing our stress can lead to burnout (5:55) Cognitive behavioural therapy (8:29) Getting enough rest as part of self-care (9:42) The importance of getting out in nature (11:5) Spending time with your loved ones (15:00) Self care is unique to everyone (15:19) Financial responsibility of healthcare professionals (16:55) Salary-tracking app features (18:00) Nursing app for self-care (19:22) Bringing the team together through the app (20:11) Journaling (21:56) Time-management for nurses (23:09) Writing down our triggers (24:04) Recognizing our patterns (24:39) Fight, Flight, Flee response (25:48) Recognizing overwhelm to avoid burnout (27:08) Acknowledgment that it’s okay to feel low (28:40) Getting inspiration from your colleagues (31:44) Not being too hard on yourself (33:29) Talking to a friend or loved one to help release stress (33:50) The power of compassionate ears (34:10) Fill your cup: Offer yourself that same compassion you offer your patients (35:36) Mediation (36:45)
September 28, 2020
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Part 2: Navigating the NICU with Nurse Tori, BSN RNC-NIC

This week continues our two-part NICU nurse special with Nurse Tori. Nurse Tori is using her blog Tips From Tori, Instagram, and her Cellfie Podcast to “make healthcare hip, one tip at a time,” sharing stories of healthcare providers and providing her followers with useful tidbits from the NICU. She and host D talk reasons behind nurse burnout, how important is it for expecting parents to do their research, welcoming others into the nurse community on social media and of course, more on their favorite parts of working in the NICU. Plus, Nurse Tori and D dish their advice for those interested in working in the specialization. If you haven’t already listened to part one of this interview with Nurse Tori, be sure to check it out!Follow Nurse Tori on Instagram @nurse.tori_. Get more of Nurse Tori on her blog Tips From Tori or listen to her host the Cellfie Podcast. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoMed! Remember to submit your weekly Nurse D Energy moments to D on Instagram - we love reading and sharing them!Thank you to our amazing sponsors! Check out these deals for our listeners:CANDID- Get started today from the comfort of your own home with Candid’s risk-free starter kit and $75  off. Go to CandidCO.com/womed and use code womed.NOOM- Sign up for your Noom trial today by heading to noom.com/WOMED!
September 28, 2020
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216: Black Beauty with J.N.C (Necessary with Nena Wallace & Dr. Candice Williams)

You are beautiful just the way you are. These are not words that women of color hear very often in popular culture and many times not even within their own culture. Nena Wallace, Candice Williams, and Jasmine Colbert created the Black Beauty Project and even created and produced their own single, also called Black Beauty.  It all started as a dream. Candice fell asleep one night while thinking about all of the issues with the world today. Specifically, what led to the deaths of George Floyd and Brianna Taylor (as well as all of the others) and as she dreamed she felt as if God was there, telling her, “Black people are beautiful. You ARE beautiful.”  She woke up and immediately started writing the song. All three of these amazing women have been involved in music in the past but none were prepared for what was to come. As they dug deeper into the message that they were revealing with their song, they realized this was a movement.  They created the Black Beauty Project together and now seek to elevate a positive message of acceptance and love for all men and women of color. You are no less due to the color of your skin and these three women are here to tell you just that. “As Black women they are standing up to declare the beauty and dignity of Black people everywhere.” Click here to listen to their song and support this wonderful message.   In this episode: [01:47] Welcome to the podcast, Nena and Candice! [02:18] Candice speaks about her life and the changes she has recently made. [03:45] Nena shares why she picked the word necessary. [04:58] They discuss how the Black Beauty Project got started. [06:47] Candice speaks about how she and Nena reconnected before the project. [09:01] Candice shares how she was inspired to write the song. [11:58] The project has become a way to make music and share it with people. [13:33] Nena believes that God brought her Candice and Jasmine together to make music. [17:02] Nena speaks about the success of the project and where it’s going from here. [18:26] Candice shares what she is getting from the project. [21:32] Candice says that they wrote the song before the pandemic and social unrest. [22:20] Errin challenges all the listeners to listen to the song and find what emotions it stirs up in you. [22:42] Thank you so much for being on the show! [23:27] Errin shares her kick of encouragement.   “What touched me the most was that people were emotionally being touched by it and that let me know that with the little talent I have that I can touch people.” Dr. Candice Williams   Find the Black Beauty Project Black Beauty by J.N.C J.N.C on Spotify Black Beauty Project 3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 28, 2020
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215: Well-Being with Brenda Thompson

Why are physicians much more likely to experience burnout than other professions? Brenda Thompson has worked in various roles throughout her experience in Graduate Medical Education. Everything from accreditation specialist to GME manager to wellness and transition trainer. She’s the first to tell you that the reason we experience burnout is the systemic disregard for physicians as human beings. These days residents are no longer putting their lives on hold to make it through all the requirements needed to become doctors. They’re getting married, having children, and realizing that there is nothing wrong with living their lives. But the medical profession has not caught up. Instead, these residents are facing endless 80hr weeks, ongoing education, homes, families, and all the stresses inherent to practicing in their field. Mind you, their field may or may not be what they’re passionate about if they were improperly matched.  Brenda may not be a doctor, but she has seen what doctors go through and has been working on the inside to try and change the system.  This conversation was an amazing deep-dive into various facets of the typical physician’s life both personally and professionally and why things need to change. There’s no better place to start than with physician education. Listen in and learn ways that you can start making a difference in your organization.   In this episode: [01:29] Brenda shares a little about herself and her job. [03:43] Listen as Brenda speaks about the struggle ACGME is having around wellness. [07:23] Why the rules for training physicians need to change with the times. [11:03] What is depersonalization and what does it mean in the medical field? [13:22] Learn more about match ranking and how it can be manipulated. [18:01] Hear about the statistics involving physician suicide. [20:10] Brenda discusses why she studied transpersonal studies psychology. [24:47] Why somatic therapy and creative art therapy are two of Brenda’s favorite modalities. [27:57] Errin shares her kick of encouragement.   “You can’t expect a physician to work 80 hours a week, every week, and also take care of their studies and families.” Brenda Thompson   Find Brenda Thompson Email LinkedIn   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series.   Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 28, 2020
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021: From Employee To Entrepreneur with Samantha Riley

What do you truly want your life to look like?  The pandemic has given people the space to stop and take this time to think about what it is they really want to do in life. This may not only be from a career or job perspective, but in a personal perspective as well.  Maybe you’ve realised you want to spend more quality time with your family.  Or maybe you’re looking for more choice and freedom with how you spend your time and energy. In this episode, Samantha Riley shares the benefits of creating your own business, how having a business can give you more freedom and stability, and have the chance to do work that matters in the world.  By sharing your expertise, not only are you creating fulfillment for yourself, but changing other people’s lives and creating a ripple of impact. TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE: Reverse engineering your desired life (5:15) Having time to re-set (7:40) Indulgent self-care isn’t selfish (9:20) Addressing all 5 aspects of self-care (11:18) Life is different now and we have to live differently (12:44) Giving yourself permission to show up as the best version of yourself (14:45) Allowing yourself to blossom (15:25) Parents as entrepreneurs (15:50) Having the ability to put things in place (17:14) Wanting to be the superheroes as moms (18:18) Too afraid to take the risk of entrepreneurship (20:20) Having a business can give you more freedom (21:25) Being clear about where you’re heading (22:40) Your zone of genius (22:47) The KEEP Principle for starting a business (23:25) Pursuing your dreams (25:05) Doing work that really matters (25:25) The catalyst for change (26:25) Is there such a thing as a stable job? (27:50) Consistently showing up (30:26) Getting caught on the path to burnout (33:43) RESOURCES MENTIONED Download your free copy of Employee to Empowered Entrepreneur at https://samanthariley.global/happynurse (http://healthylivingseminars.ontraport.net/t?orid=2708&opid=7) In this free guide you’ll discover the 3 biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs make that have them failing or just surviving, instead of thriving.
September 22, 2020
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Part 1: Navigating the NICU with Nurse Tori, BSN RNC-NIC

Joining host D on The WoMed is NICU nurse, blogger and fellow podcaster Nurse Tori. Nurse Tori is using social media to “make healthcare hip, one tip at a time” through her blog Tips From Tori, as the host of the Cellfie Podcast, and on Instagram. D and Nurse Tori bond over their experiences working in the NICU from finding a sense of purpose in emotionally charged environments to their feelings about doulas and homebirths. Nurse Tori shares with D and listeners the interesting story of how she ended up as a NICU nurse and her advice for expecting mothers who are starting to think about their birth plans. D and Nurse Tori had so much to talk about that this episode has a part two – be sure to tune in next week!Get more of Nurse Tori on her blog Tips From Tori or listen to her host the Cellfie Podcast. Follow Nurse Tori on Instagram @nurse.tori_ . Be sure to subscribe, rate and review, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoMed! Remember to submit your weekly Nurse D Energy moments to D on Instagram - we love reading and sharing them!Thank you to our amazing sponsors! Check out these deals for our listeners:FRESHLY- Freshly is offering our listeners forty dollars off for their first two orders when you go to Freshly.com/WOMED!FEETURES- You can receive $10 off your first pair of Feetures by going to feetures.com and using  code WOMED.
September 21, 2020
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214: Powerful with Sabrina Runbeck

Why do we push ourselves beyond what a normal human being can stand? Why do we work and work regardless of the state of our own mental and physical health? Because we’re doctors. Because we already have all the medical knowledge so we must know better right? Wrong! Pushing ourselves to try and be superhuman is not what makes us powerful. Instead rebooting your mental immunity, eliminating saboteurs, and creating momentum with your new habits is how to take back your power. Listen as Sabrina shares an exercise you can use to take mini-vacations and allow your brain to rest and re-energize. We have to reduce our internal stress levels or we are all going to be riddled with diseases at extremely early ages. If you’re not taking care of yourself then you cannot show up for the people who are relying on you. Sabrina’s techniques for re-evaluating your life and values so that you can find more alignment between your work and your health. This was an amazing conversation! I love meeting other people who know how important this work is and also share that knowledge with the world.   In this episode: [01:48] Welcome to the podcast, Sabrina! [02:02] Learn more about her background and where she is today. [04:16] Why she chose the word “powerful.” [07:59] She talks about feeling stress and the statistics about suicide with medical staff. [10:39] How she went back to training to regain her passion for her career. [11:55] Why coaching is so important. [12:48] Life changes, and so do your passions. [15:09] Rebooting mental immunity is Sabrina’s number one focus. [16:09] Eliminating internal saboteurs is the second step. [17:10] Sabrina does two to five-minute exercises, which allow her to take mini-vacations. [18:13] Step three is creating momentum. [20:40] Connect with Sabrina and learn where to find her freebies. [23:04] Errin shares her kick of encouragement.   “If we don’t have an end goal, we can’t create that internal compass to give us that light.” Sabrina Runbeck   Find Sabrina Runbeck Sabrina Runbeck LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Podcast   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series!   Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 21, 2020
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213: Overwhelm with Dr. Michelle Chestovich

Overwhelm hits us from all sides, but when you’re a doctor, how do you process it? You’ve got your patients, your family, continuing education, insurance debates… obviously I could keep talking, but how do you move past the overwhelm and find joy in life again? Dr. Michelle Chestovich found herself asking these exact same questions and after listening to a podcast episode had an epiphany. The way you feel about your life is solely in your hands. If you no longer want to feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, then stop feeling like you need to take that weight on. So much of our overwhelm and anxiety stems from our need to control every facet of our lives, when really, we have no control! You can only adjust how you perceive and react to various situations. This conversation was perfect for the year that we’re having what with the pandemic and all the social changes that are happening. Overwhelm seems to be on everyone’s minds, but wouldn’t feel amazing to realize that you don’t have to stay there? Listen in to hear how Dr. Chestovich overcame her overwhelm and how she’s helping other women do the same. Be the creator of your own story and stop allowing your mind to keep you from enjoying all there is in life.   In this episode: [02:41] Dr. Chestovich shares her word and why she chose it for this episode. [05:20] The phrase that was the catalyst for change in her life. [07:20] She realized that she was trying to control everything around her. [08:44] How she’s now helping women who are going through the same things. [12:29] Why she felt like she was on a treadmill going nowhere. [13:23] How you can change your life. [14:40] Be the creator of your own story. [17:50] Errin shares some final thoughts.   “I don’t have to live in this state of overwhelm anymore, I’m creating that myself.” Dr. Michelle Chestovich    Find Dr. Michelle Chestovich West St. Paul - Entira Family Clinic LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series!   Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 21, 2020
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#62 Living and Leading in a World with Systemic Racism: Thoughts, Reflections, and Possibilities featuring Renwick Brutus

In this episode we interview Renwick Brutus.  Renwick is an entrepreneur, business consultant and motivational speaker. We begin our interview with our guest Renwick Brutus, talking about this key question, “What right do you have to deny anybody the opportunity to benefit from who you are, what you know, and what you do?”. As a leader and entrepreneur, Renwick helps individuals and teams identify and use more of their potential to increase performance and results. He  guides individuals to be irresistible to their organizations, customers, and the market-at-large.  On top of all that, Renwick provides investment and wealth management guidance to individuals.   Renwick’s philosophy is, “Too many of us are programmed to follow paths that are not congruent with our natural interests and strengths.  We are not aware of the wide, open spaces around us in which we can express who we are.  All of us deserve to find our rightful place, to live joyfully, and to excel”.  During our interview we discuss with Renwick the world’s response to George Floyds death. Renwick shares his perspective that the visual imagery of George Floyd’s killing was worth 10 million words because it enabled the world to see the magnitude of the negative attitudes and treatment that has persisted toward black people.  It also brought systemic racism to the forefront of consciousness in a way no words or complaints could.  Renwick shares his personal experience with racism and how he chooses to respond to it.  He also acknowledges that many people opposed to racism are doing their part to systemically crush it, and many are working quietly to stamp out racism and this gives him the sense that he is not alone.   In the interview Renwick also conveys his thoughts and reflections on how others who want to can learn, understand, and stamp out injustices and systemic racism.  We close the interview with conversation about leadership during these times. Renwick’s wisdom is profound.  Listen and find out for yourself!Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode. We have opened a private Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Community in Facebook to provide a safe space for healthcare leaders to connect, support each other and share their experiences during this time of crisis.  To join Click here.  
September 16, 2020
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020: The 5 steps to courageous conversations with Ally Nitschke

Are you experiencing conflict in your professional or even personal life but sweep them under the rug instead of confronting them? If you are, then it’s time that you had a Courageous Conversation with those involved. These conversations are where you speak up about what you feel and what is weighing you down. However, more often than not, we are scared to have Courageous Conversations because of the stories we have in our heads.  In this episode, we talk about the 5 steps towards having a Courageous Conversation. They can be confrontational with a lot of emotion involved. Through these tips and strategies, we can learn to better deal with what is going on in the mind chatter, step out of our comfort zones, and start these conversations.  When we lean into the uncomfortableness, we can find that there are so many good things on the other side when you can have these Courageous Conversations.  TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE: Importance of mastering Courageous Conversations (3:36) Who needs you to be on your A-Game? (9:26) Encouraging others to follow their dreams when you follow yours (10:29) Resilience and challenging the status quo (10:30) The 5 Steps to a Courageous Conversation (11:36) Step 1: Mastering your story (11:55) Pattern interrupting technique (12:50) Step 2: Go on a fact-finding mission (13:30) Is that true and how do I know that it is true? (14:03) THINK: Is it true, helpful, inspiring, necessary, and kind (14:18) Step 3: Begin with the end in mind (14:39) Step 4: Plan it out (15:40) Step 5: Find the space (16:20) Resolution, solution, progress (17:05) Pre-frame (18:36) Communicating outside the courageous conversation (18:51) Moving out of the comfort zone (20:08) The inner critic (22:21) World Health Organization has declared burnout as a syndrome (23:14) The stories that we tell ourselves is a huge cause of stress (23:29) Compassion fatigue (24:24) Filling your own cup through self-care (26:55)
September 14, 2020
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Self-Advocacy Through Storytelling with Katie Vigos, RN

Katie Vigos is a nurse who knew she wanted to be in the healthcare profession even before entering university. In this episode, host D and Katie discuss her current career as a per diem nurse specializing in critical care and her past work creating the Empowered Birth Project which started as a way of personal storytelling and blossomed into an online source of information and empowerment for mothers. Katie and D also chat about how COVID has changed per diem nursing and nursing at large, how Katie avoids nurse burnout, and send their thoughts out to expecting mothers at a time where COVID has added more uncertainties to one’s birthing journey.Follow Katie on Instagram @katievigos and learn more about the Empowered Birth Project @empoweredbirthproject. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoMed! Remember to submit your weekly Nurse D Energy moments to D on Instagram - we love reading and sharing them!
September 14, 2020
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019: Finding Your Balance with Tracie Kelly

Are you an introvert or an extrovert or somewhere in between? Perhaps an ambivert who is someone who has a balance of both introvert and extrovert features in their personality. Ambiverts are more able to adapt to a lot of people across the personality spectrum. Having an insight into what your personality type is can help you know the right self-care you need.  In this episode, we learn how understanding what your personality is plays a fundamental part in creating balance in your life. We deep dive into the different techniques on how to bring back your balance in different areas of your life.  The best relationship starts with yourself. So the more you know yourself, the better your external relationships are going to be.  TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE: Having strong boundaries (2:52) Know what your values are (3:49) Micro-moments for ourselves (5:02) Being the role model for your kids (7:58) Respect and manners (8:18) Monkey see, monkey do (9:12) It’s okay to make mistakes (9:55) Ambivert personality (10:23) Extroverts (12:00) Introverts (12:15) Being more aware of who you are (15:02) Start with auditing your life (18:10) Understanding what your personality is (18:23) Techniques on bringing back your balance (19:30) The power of your thoughts (19:43) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (20:10) Acceptance Commitment Therapy (20:16) Ho'oponopono: The Hawaiian Forgiveness Ritual (20:56) Mindfulness (21:19) Know what your triggers are (21:48) Becoming more aware of your emotional responses (23:30) The only control we have is over our thoughts (24:37) Self-awareness brings about positive change (25:42) Taking emotion out of the memory (26:00) We’re all a work in progress (28:45) Your thinking is related to how out of balance we are on a cellular level (30:18) It all starts with your thinking (32:30) Changing “should” to “could” (35:39) Turning negative energy to positive energy (39:50) For full show notes visit: happynurse.com.au (https://happynurse.com.au/)
September 7, 2020
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Resiliency in the Orthopedic Field with Dr. Pamela Metha, MD

In today’s episode, D is joined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Pamela Metha (@dr.pamelamehta). Dr. Pam shares how she knew orthopedic surgery was the perfect fit for her as well as her experiences with sexism and racism in the medical field. They chat doubts about proper representation of women and woman of color in surgery and why this was part of the reason Dr. Pam founded her practice, Resilience Orthopedics. Later, they discuss the importance of woman supporting woman and D applauds Dr. Pam on her social media skills.  To get more of Dr. Pam, follow her on Instagram and Tik Tok at @dr.pamelamehta. Learn more about her Resilience Orthopedics on their website resilienceorthopedics.com. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoMed! Remember to submit your weekly Nurse D Energy moments to D on Instagram - we love reading and sharing them!Thank you to our amazing sponsor! Check out this deal for our listeners:DAILY HARVEST- Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code “womed” to get $25 off your first box!
September 7, 2020
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212: Allies with Dr. Shika Dooley

Being a female physician comes with a slew of problems that has nothing to do with doctoring. Being a female physician of color is a whole other conversation. Dr. Shika Dooley joins me to start that conversation and I invite you to continue it. For Dr. Dooley, and all the physicians just like her, there is not much more they can do on their own to bring awareness to their plight. They’ve had protests. They’ve kneeled. They’ve started the conversation, but as she says, it’s now up to us to carry the torch. She founded the Thrive Together Conference for physicians and aspiring-physicians of color to have a safe space to share their stories. She encourages white physicians to join them so that they too can hear the stories and become proponents of the cause.  This is why she chose the word Allies for this conversation. She needs other women to stand up and help carry the banner of change for them. I am happy to be her ally and I invite you to do the same. Doctor Me First is giving away 5 seats for the Thrive Together Conference. If you’re interested in becoming an ally yourself, email me and join the conference.     “The only way that you can know what other people are doing is by hearing their story.” Dr. Shika Dooley     In this episode: [02:23] Welcome to the show, Dr. Dooley! [02:59] Dr. Dooley shares what she is passionate about. [03:45] Listen as Dr. Dooley shares the background for forming the Thrive Together Conference. [05:26] Why did she choose the word Allies?  [07:03] She shares her definition of allies and what she needs them to do. [12:55] How can white women better show up for women of color?  [15:13] Why teaching our kids to speak respectfully creates change. [19:07] Learn how you can better affect the residents in your hospital. [23:09] Errin turns the table and has Dr. Dooley ask the questions. [27:46] Dr. Dooley discusses some details about the Thrive Together Conference. [32:26] Doctor Me First is providing Five spots to the Thrive Together Conference. [35:28] Errin shares some final thoughts.   Find Dr. Shika Dooley THRIVE2g 2020 Transform Instagram | Facebook 2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 7, 2020
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211: Burnout Climb-Out with Dr. Brian Young

When you have as impactful a conversation as this one, it doesn’t matter if the person is male or female; it must be shared. Which is why I’m doing another Patreon exclusive episode. Listen as Dr. Brian Young shares his journey with burnout, and if you want to hear the entire story, stop on over and check out the Patreon group. Dr. Young struggled with burnout before it even had a name. He came out of a surgical residency feeling completely overwhelmed and questioning whether he wanted to even be a doctor. There were some twists and turns from there but he ended up working as a doctor in the E.R. and his burnout intensified from there.  Since this was before burnout was a recognized problem in the medical community, Dr. Young didn’t know where to turn to get help, so he turned to the bottle. He began drinking at all times during the day and night and was even going to work under the influence.  When someone smelled alcohol on him, the hospital required that he attend AA or he would lose his license. Listen in to hear all about his story and why being caught under the influence at work ended up being one of the best things that ever happened to him. He’s doing great work these days and is still working in the medical field, but no longer as a doctor. Instead, he’s making doctor’s lives easier through informatics.  You truly won’t want to miss the end of this conversation, so click here and get your butt in the Patreon group!   “I realized I had tools and skills, but I needed to figure out how to use them in a different context.” Dr. Brian Young   In this episode: [02:01] It’s great to have you on the show, Dr. Young! [02:13] Dr. Young shares his background and what he’s doing now. [03:44] Listen as Dr. Young shares what he means by burnout climb-out. [05:28] Dr. Young discusses when he realized he was experiencing burnout. [06:57] He came to the breaking point in 2000 and went into recovery for alcoholism. [09:01] Dr. Young speaks about his mindset once he was finished with recovery. [11:30] Listen as Dr. Young shares what helped him find his way forward. [15:01] If you want to hear the rest of Dr. Young’s story, go to www.patreon.com/doctormefirst for the whole audio. 2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 7, 2020
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210: Resentment with Caitlin Donovan

Sometimes we need to go fringe to get out of our heads. Caitlin Donovan uses Chinese medicine to help her clients get out of the pit of depression and burnout. She has traveled a windy path to find her current career. We chat about a variety of topics that all come back to the overall theme, we all heal differently. Do what’s right for you! As Caitlin says, there is still a bit of magic in this world. We have to harness it and help each other see more of it. She herself is truly a piece of that magic. Using Chinese medicine and acupuncture, she has seen people completely transform their lives.  But at the heart of it all is the beauty of the placebo effect. In all medicine, alternative or traditional, 30% of the healing process stems from the placebo. What does that mean? Taking the time and making the space for yourself to heal is just as important as which methods you use.  Caitlin shares a story about a man in China who had a massive stroke. They had to remove part of his skull because the blood clot was so large and he could no longer walk. Through intense acupuncture treatment, he was back on his feet within 30 days. In the United States, he would have been wheelchair-bound.  So, do you believe in the magic behind healing? Listen in to hear all about Caitlin’s studies and stories and then take a minute to download her resentment journal. Everyone talks about practicing gratitude, but what if the first step is releasing resentment?    “Emotions are fine. It’s ignoring the emotions that are problematic.” Caitlin Donovan   In this episode: [02:01] It’s great to have you back on the show, Caitlin! [02:30] Caitlin shares what has changed in the last year and what she’s doing now. [05:36] Errin discusses the Resentment Journal and how much she likes it. [07:08] Learn more about the Chinese medicine that she has studied. [10:07] Ever considered acupuncture? Learn how it can help. [12:20] Errin shares a story about a placebo and what she got out of it. [14:00] Caitlin helped a person who had a massive stroke in China to walk in thirty days. [18:13] Your kick of encouragement. Find Caitlin: Caitlin Donovan Instagram Resentment Journal The Bouncebackability Factor: End Burnout, Gain Resilience, and Change the World    2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 7, 2020
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209: Pediatric Complexity & COVID with Dr. Stella Evans

There are so many aspects to complex pediatric care that most doctors tend to shy away from the practice. Caring for the most innocent of lives takes a toll no matter who you are or what your motivation. This became even more true when Dr. Stella Evans had her son.  She was drawn to complex pediatrics for many reasons but when she had her son she realized that she needed to help support other parents facing the same problems as herself.  She has worked to make sure that she approaches every parent with empathy and care. Because that’s exactly what she needed herself when it was her own son.  Her work has become even more complex in the face of Covid-19. Her son was meant to graduate this year and he was going to attend an amazing transitional school that would help prepare him for life in college. However, he is not able to wear a mask for long periods of time and therefore cannot ride public transportation. Listen as we chat about various facets of complex pediatrics and why this population and those that support them have been hit hard by the pandemic. Dr. Stella is a beacon of hope during this time, and this conversation was truly amazing. You won’t want to miss it.   “It takes strength to show when you are hurting and to reach out for help.” Dr. Stella Evans   In this episode: [01:49] Welcome Dr. Stella Evans to the show! [02:31] Dr. Stella shares her background and the practice she specializes in. [04:32] How she started in complex pediatric care. [07:49] Dr. Stella talks about the “don’t see it” reaction she gets from parents. [09:33] Learn more about the effect of COVID on women with children with special needs at home. [12:57] Dr. Stella shares how she has been navigating the pandemic personally. [16:31] How the pandemic has affected her personal life. [19:08] Even if you’re barely hanging on there is still hope. [23:03] Your kick of encouragement.   Find Dr. Stella Evans Dr. Stella Evans LinkedIn   2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community!   Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 7, 2020
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018: Reconnecting With Yourself with Heidi Anderson

In this day and age, it’s easy to attribute online “likes” as the true sign of validation. So many thoughts in our head are fed to us by society and social media.  We experience a high incidence of anxiety because we become so disconnected with ourselves. We tend to value things in life that are far from our own core values. Because of this, we become misaligned with what is truly important to us. In this episode, we delve into why it is so essential to find who you are and peel off all the masks you wear. Reconnecting with who you are, is so powerful. It is a massive process that takes time and conscious effort but it’s all worth it in the end.  Remember that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. All we have is today. So find something good in today and you’ll discover that happiness and inner peace starts from within.  TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE: Putting yourself first (4:51) Remembering to be grateful (6:31) It’s the simple moments in life (6:53) Make your children feel seen and heard (8:51) Children don’t hold on to stuff (10:54) NLP: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (13:33) Talking about the thoughts in your head (14:06) Believing that you are worthy (14:27) The ego and inner critic (15:35) The inner person is so much more beautiful (16:14) Anxiety and depression due to disconnection as a society (16:37) Junk food values (16:54) Externalizing happiness (17:25) Inner peace needs inner work (18:21) Being happy with yourself and who you are (18:39) All the answers you need are within you (19:55) It’s not hard to do self-care (20:23) Living in the moment (20:44) Doing the self-work (20:50) Validation (21:27) We’re all on our own journey (23:00) All we have is today (25:10) We’re not alone (35:40) Kindness always wins (36:18) RESOURCES MENTIONED  Lost Connections (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Connections-Uncovering-Depression-Unexpected/dp/163286830X#:~:text=Product%20Description,winning%20investigative%20journalist%20Johann%20Hari.) For full show notes visit: happynurse.com.au (https://happynurse.com.au/)
August 31, 2020
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Caring for our Furry Family with Dr. Stevie

In this episode of the WoMed, we take a bit of a detour into the world of veterinary medicine with guest Dr Stevie Aitken. She tells us about the many overlaps between human medicine and veterinary medicine as well as what training it takes to become a vet – did you know you can specialize in oncology or cardiology within the field? Dr. Stevie also drops some valuable knowledge on what you should be feeding your furry family members and discusses the large increase of women in the field. Plus, Dr. Stevie and host D laugh about D’s hesitance towards rabbits and why in the world owl’s legs are so long. For more useful information about pet care and to learn more about Dr. Stevie you can follow her on Instagram @doctorstevie and Facebook @doctorstevieaitken. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoMed! Remember to submit your weekly Nurse D Energy moments to D on Instagram - we love reading and sharing them!Thank you to our amazing sponsors! Check out these deals for our listeners:NOOM- Sign up for your trial at noom.com/WOMEDCANDID- Get started today from the comfort of your own home with Candid’s risk-free starter kit and seventy-five dollars off. Go to CandidCO.com/womed and use code womed
August 31, 2020
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017: Storytelling As A Communication Tool with Lisa Evans

Stories and storytelling have been around for centuries since the birth of human language. Yet we can sometimes forget how powerful storytelling is as a communication tool. You can learn the most valuable lessons when you listen to others through storytelling.  In this episode, we delve into how good storytelling can be used as an effective communication tool for healthcare professionals and a way to build rapport with your patients. Therapeutic storytelling serves a powerful purpose. Nurses are in a great position to encourage patients to share their stories which is an effective way to break down barriers in communication.  To be a better storyteller you have to be a better listener. To be a better communicator, one must listen to learn, and not listen to reply.  TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE: Sleep deprivation as a form of torture (4:58) Restful sleep (5:28) Diet as a form of self-care (6:18) Good communication as nurses (12:45) Storytelling as a nurse (13:18) Storytelling as a way of making meaning from the situation (14:00) Speaking about your experiences (15:36) Sharing your stories (16:00) Stories as a way to break down communication barriers (16:32) Getting older people to share their stories (16:55) Capturing stories while you can (17:45) Encouraging people to share their rich stories (17:48) Storytelling as a way to build rapport (17:55) To be a better storyteller you have to be a better listener (18:36) Holding space for others as a story listener (18:49) Listen to learn. Don’t listen to reply. (19:22) Advice to newly graduating nurses to communicating with patients (20:11) Never stop learning (21:00) Always ask for help (21:11) Having the courage to be vulnerable (21:34) Fear stops us from asking for help (22:43) Speaking clearly. Keeping communication simple. (23:49) Articulating your words and allowing for pauses. (24:40)
August 24, 2020
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Seeking Change Within Ourselves with Juliet C Obodo

In this episode we go deep – deep into the subconscious that is. Host D calls up Juliet C Obodo, hypnotherapist and neurolinguistic master practitioner a who took a major career pivot after working in a lucrative corporate job to find her passion. Juliet answers questions about the practice of hypnosis including how she recognizes thinking patterns, healing ancestral trauma, addressing our inner child and how she helps her clients find their “rich bitch selves”.  They go into the differences between therapy and hypnosis as well as chat about how hypnosis can help those in the healthcare profession specifically.  You can find Juliet on Instagram and Youtube @julietcobodo. Find out more about her programs at fwrdinstitute.com. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoMed! Remember to submit your weekly Nurse D Energy moments to D on Instagram - we love reading and sharing them!Thank you to our amazing sponsors! Check out these deals for our listeners:FITBOD- Try Fitbod for free for one month when you sign up today at Fitbod.me/WOMED! Promotion can only be redeemed online. RAYCON- Get 15% off your order when you go to BuyRaycon.com/WOMED! 
August 24, 2020
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208: Married To An Alpha Female

Back by popular demand… Our Married to an Alpha Female episode! Craig and I sat down to chat about everything from back to school, the things he doesn’t know, what’s happening on the farm and why farmer suicide is on the rise. I won’t lie, it was late, I was tired, and we had a fairly jumpy conversation but you’re getting a great inside look at what it means to be in the Weisman household. The kids and I have been having some awesome conversations as well and we chat all about that too. We also got some new barstools! Yay! New furniture. Most importantly, Craig had no idea that there is a Patreon group, that we have different episodes there, that the music is different and that for some reason my book has stalled out in publication. We’ve chalked it up to us both being crazy busy working, but I think I’m liking this new segment. Listen in for your monthly dose of what is going on behind the scenes with the Weisman’s and let us know if there are any conversations you’d prefer to have a non-doctor, male voice attached to!   In this episode: [01:48] Welcome back to the show! [01:56] The kids are back to school and it’s been a bit crazy. [03:54] Suddenly realizing that I place less emphasis on my past achievements than I used to. [07:30] Because those achievements aren’t what will matter when I get to the end. [08:38] The boys and I had some fun conversation this week! [09:29] New Segment: Things Craig Doesn’t Know. [12:27] What’s happening Down On The Farm? [20:28] There are so many parallels between our two worlds. [22:28] Why is farmer suicide on the rise right now? [26:16] Who are we planning to leave the farm to? [27:29] Hear your Married to an Alpha Female tip! It’s a good one!   Find Craig: Craig on Twitter: @highbanksfarmer  COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Tool    2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community!   Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
August 24, 2020
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207: The Why with Drs. Jill Wener & Marjorie Stiegler

The friends you make in medical school are friends for life. Very few people know what that experience entails. For doctors Jill Wener and Marjorie Stiegler their friendship has solidified into a business partnership as well. Both of them were bitten early on with the entrepreneurial bug and wanted to create more out of the careers that they were focused on. They were still fulfilled but they knew there was more to be done. They put together TransforMD after experiencing different life events that made them pause and re-evaluate their life path. TransforMD is a community built for women physicians who love their practice but know that the traditional path is not for them. They host retreats and conferences showcasing non-traditional paths that women in medicine can take with their careers. Both Jill and Marjorie have hearts for service and want to impact so many others. This is their way of doing that. It all comes back to their “why.” They want to spread the message that your unique gifts are what elevate your work and your message. You just have to find them. But you don’t have to do it alone. We are all in the same boat, we just have different roles to play in elevating women physicians across the globe. Listen as we talk about life, love, and our passion for helping others. What dreams have you placed on the back burner? Now’s the time to bring them forward.   In this episode: [01:38] Welcome to the show, Dr. Wener & Dr. Stiegler! [01:59] Dr. Wener speaks about her, and Dr. Stiegler met and what they are doing now. [04:13] Dr. Stiegler shares her story and the changes she made. [07:13] The Drs. share what they are doing now, individually and professionally. [13:30] Dr. Wener discusses the TransforMD program. [15:22] Dr. Stiegler speaks about finding their “why” with TransforMD. [19:23] They talk about the voice in your brain that keeps you from doing something different. [23:15] Dr. Wener speaks about the virtual events they are doing this year. [25:04] Dr. Stiegler shares some final thoughts about medical personnel. [26:48] Listen as Errin shares her kick of encouragement.   “There was a completely different model of success to be had that I just didn’t realize that I had the power of control to do for myself.” Dr. Marjorie Stiegler   “COVID is hard right now because I think people are afraid to dream.” Dr. Jill Wener   Find Dr. Wener Jill Wener TransformMD Facebook | Twitter | Instagram   Find Dr. Stiegler Marjorie Stiegler Facebook | Instagram | Twitter   2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community!   Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
August 24, 2020
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206: Allergenuity with Dr. Nikhila Schroeder

Just because others think your way is wrong, doesn’t mean that’s true. Dr. Nikhila Schroeder and her husband opened their clinic, Allergenuity Health, with no lack of skepticism coming at them from all sides. They were determined, however, and now they have a loyal customer base and a business that feels right. Nikhila has been working in the medical field for over a decade and knows that it can be better. She and her husband started Allergenuity Health to change how we approach immunology and workplace practices, and it’s working. Their approach has helped hundreds of patients of all ages experience fewer and fewer symptoms related to allergies. It has not been an easy road, but it has been extremely rewarding. Listen as she shares some of her beliefs on patient care and the role of medicine in our everyday lives. Additionally, she gives us a deep dive into why she’s looking for alternatives to immunology beyond injections and daily pills. As a chronic allergy sufferer I was extremely excited to get to speak with Nikihla and I definitely learned some things. Listen in and see if you can apply her experience to your life and practice.   In this episode: [02:07] Welcome to the show, Dr. Schroeder! [02:25] Learn all about Dr. Schroeder’s new allergy clinic and the challenges she’s had with her peers. [04:57] Why she and her husband named their clinic Allergenuity Health. [09:18] Dr. Schroeder believes the name has been an accelerant with patients and makes them stand out. [10:24] She shares some big differences between their clinic and other allergy clinics around them. [14:30] Learn how she gets to know her patients and their families. [17:22] Listen as she shares a new allergy therapy called sublingual immunotherapy. [22:20] There are two main types of sublingual immunotherapy, and Dr. Schroeder explains the differences and the side effects. [28:40] Dr. Schroeder discusses why the immune system works differently with allergies on each individual. [33:40] She speaks about the push back she got from her peers for doing something different from the mainstream. [37:39] Dr. Schroeder talks about moving to North Carolina to open their clinic and how the other allergist acted to what she was doing. [41:47] Thank you so much for being on the show!   “It can be tough, but there are so many awesome reasons to follow your passion and do what you believe in and what you know is helping patients and yourself.” Dr. Nikhila Schroeder   Find Dr. Nikhila Schroeder Allergenuity Health (704) 750-0461 Email Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram   2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community!   Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
August 24, 2020
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