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THE BRAVE ENOUGH BLOG


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

Sasha's 2021 Fall Favorites Sep 16, 2021

With every season, comes a change - and isn't that right for our wardrobe too? Fall is in the air and it's time to spruce up that closet. 

And in true Sasha fashion, I have done all of the leg work for you. Take a peek at my Fall Faves and treat yourself! You deserve it.


Women's Long...

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Sasha's 2021 🕶Summer Favs! Jul 28, 2021

Checking in to say HELLO and remind you to make time for yourself this SUMMER. Remember, we can’t pour from an empty cup, and YOU are the most important person in your world.   

And to inspire you to spoil yourself, I am sharing my 2021 Summer favs. This month in honor of...

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Physician Suicide: Another Healer Lost Apr 09, 2021

 

A note from Sasha: I wrote this article a few years ago when I lost a friend. This last month, medicine lost two more physicians, one of which I knew personally. I pulled up this article, in remembrance of my friend. Maybe it will help you, or someone you know. Please feel free to forward...

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Joy versus Professionalism: Must We Choose? (My Take on #MedBikini) Aug 29, 2020

Joy: a feeling of extreme gladness, delight, or exultation of the spirit arising from a sense of well-being or satisfaction (APA definition)1

 

Recently a research study that measured unprofessional” behavior on social media by spying on vascular surgery resident physicians...

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Advice to the Younger Me Jun 07, 2019

As a woman in medicine, where the odds for pay, promotion and leadership are stacked against me, I feel obligated to light the path for younger women who come behind me.  It has taken me a while to be comfortable with my style of leadership, own my own voice, be able to regroup after...

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We Are Anesthesiologists: What You Need to Know Jun 05, 2019

I am a cardiac anesthesiologist. I want to explain what anesthesiologists do, who we are, and why it is important for the public to know.

Anesthesiologists are physicians. 

Anesthesiologists are the guardians of the operating room.

Anesthesiologists are leaders.

If you get in a car accident,...

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My Most Important Job Aug 20, 2018

My heart broke a little this week. 

When you want to grow a muscle, you have to damage it first. You have to lift something heavy and over extend it. It’s sore for a few days - and then it grows stronger. 

That is what happened to my heart this week.

My oldest son started high...

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Sick of Burnout? Then, Let's Fix It. Jul 20, 2018

I was recently interviewed by someone on the topic of clinician burnout. The interviewee asked me how I respond to those who say that burnout does not exist, is being over stated, or is the result of a weaker generation of practicing physicians.

I find this difference in opinion interesting. Most...

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The Orchid - Rising From Setbacks Jun 14, 2018

A year and half ago, I hosted an informal event for women in medicine and law at my home. The thought was to bring women together and discuss workplace barriers and gaps, and share ways to overcome them. It was a terrific night. Friendships were made, encouragement shared, and alliances built.

A...

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My Top 10 Tips for the Young Physician May 11, 2018

How do I balance my home life with physician life?

I really want to do a research study. How do I start?

How do I get involved in my specialties society?

I am overwhelmed with clinical duties. How do I negotiate for nonclinical time?

My manuscript was rejected. What should I do next? 

I had...

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A New Bed Apr 13, 2018

Recently I was saying goodnight to my oldest son, who is now 14 and about to enter high school. I was standing in his bedroom looking at his midnight blue walls, which are covered in each of the planets. He looked up at me from his Pottery Barn bunkbed and said, “Mom, I need a new...

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A Letter to My Sons Jan 12, 2018

Dear Boys,

I am so blessed to be your mom. You each have amazing personalities, unique talents, and special characteristics. I know someday you will grow up and be strong men. Kind men. Respectful men. Successful men. Men like your grandfathers. Men like your father.

Someday when you go out into...

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