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Sasha’s Thoughts on Wellness, Women in the Workplace, Motherhood, and Medicine.

Thriving Together: How Strong Communities Empower The Mental Health of Working Women May 26, 2023

Isn't it remarkable to witness the strength and resilience of women, who are often subjected to a society that objectifies and marginalizes them? 

The fact that women continue to thrive in the face of such adversity is a testament to the incredible fortitude and determination that lies...

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Path to Self-Discovery and Improved Mental Well-Being with the Enneagram May 19, 2023

Have you ever felt lost or stuck in life, unsure what direction you should take or why you feel the way you do? Have you struggled to understand your thoughts and emotions, or felt like you're trapped in negative behavior patterns. that you just can't break?  
 
If so, you're...

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Mental Health Matters: 5 Caring Steps Every Working Woman Should Take May 12, 2023

Ladies, let's talk about the elephant in the room: the pressure to keep up with the fast-paced working world while balancing a million responsibilities.

It's no secret that being a woman is tough, but one thing that often gets swept under the rug is our mental health. In the hustle and bustle,...

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3 Mental Health Struggles Working Women Face May 05, 2023

Women have certainly made remarkable progress in the workplace, having broken barriers and paved the way to continue making a mark in this society. However, the notion that working women are impervious to stress and adversity is a flawed one. It's a common misconception that as working...

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Navigating Difficult People Through Enneagram Apr 28, 2023

Have you ever found yourself perplexed by the behavior and mindset of those around you? Wondering what goes on in their minds and hoping for a clearer understanding of how they want to be perceived and understood.  

I think we've all thought that (or something close to it, at least). ...

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The Importance of Empathy in Medicine: Benefits & Understanding Apr 21, 2023

Empathy is at the heart of medicine. Throughout my years of practicing anesthesiology, I have come to realize that empathy is truly the cornerstone of compassionate care. It allows me to connect with my patients on a deep emotional level and truly understand their needs and experiences. Over...

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Unlocking Work-Life Control: How the Enneagram Can Help You Achieve Balance and Fulfillment Apr 14, 2023

What is ONE thing you struggle with most when it comes to work? I would safely assume your answer is the same as mine, and many others: maintaining the oh-so-tricky work-life balance.  

It's a common struggle that many of us face - trying to balance the demands of work with our personal...

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What is Enneagram? Here’s the #1 Reason Why You Need It Now! Apr 07, 2023

Have you ever wondered: what is the correlation of Enneagram to my true self?  You're not alone. I can completely relate to your experience, as I too remember asking the questions, among others, as I was beginning to explore who I was within the Enneagram. But once I took an Enneagram...

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The Number One Reason You Should Set Workplace Boundaries Mar 24, 2023

In today's fast-paced and hyper-connected world, it's easy to feel like work is taking over every aspect of our lives. We're constantly bombarded with emails, text messages, and notifications that leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and on edge. It's no wonder that so many of us struggle...

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6 Tips to Regain Control of Your Life and Avoid Burnout Mar 17, 2023

As someone who has experienced the overwhelming effects of workplace stress and physician burnout, I know the feelings you are probably feeling too; like I have been robbed of joy and am stuck in a rut. The endless to-do lists, long work hours, and constant pressure to perform quickly take a toll...

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3 Simple Ways to Recover from Burnout: Woman Physician Mar 10, 2023

As a woman, I appreciate how strong and resilient we can be. We're blessed with thick skin that allows us to approach challenges with bravery and positivity, pushing through stressful situations with determination and grace. However, this strength can also be a curse., Especially when we forget...

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Physician Burnout: Recognizing the Warning Signs and Taking Action Mar 03, 2023

As a woman physician, I know firsthand the unique challenges that come with working in the medical field. From long hours to high-stress situations, the demands of our profession can take a toll on our physical, emotional, and mental health. One of the most significant risks we face, which is...

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