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

The Power of Small Retreats: 5 Life-Changing Impacts Oct 20, 2023

If you are like me, you are likely swamped with deadlines, and commitments, and glued to screens around the clock. It has become so sad how feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and totally out of touch with our true selves is almost the new normal. I can relate to this reality, and I bet you can too....

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How a Retreat is the Perfect Pause to Reset Your Well-Being Sep 08, 2023

Deadlines at work, meetings piling up, and your inbox blowing up - these are just the bare minimum we must take in daily. Not to mention the things we had to deal with at home. With all these combined, it can be too much and too overwhelming to handle.  

In the fast-paced and demanding...

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Do You Have a Yearly Wellness Strategy? Craft One for Yourself Sep 01, 2023

At the beginning of every year, I do this little tradition that resets me. This is a kind of ritual that is all about hitting the pause button and giving myself some quality time. I call it my "yearly wellness strategy," and it has been my go-to for keeping things on track. 

Why do I do it?...

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How Investing Time in My Personal Growth Enhances My Roles as a Mom and Doctor Aug 25, 2023

In the fast-paced world, we live in, it is ridiculously easy to feel swamped and overwhelmed with all the responsibilities that seem ceaseless. For me, the task of seamlessly managing the intricate roles of being a devoted mother and a dedicated woman physician can indeed present itself as an...

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Discovering 8 Benefits of Self-Awareness Aug 18, 2023

With the everyday chaos around us, self-awareness stands as a guiding beacon, urging us to pause, reflect, and truly understand ourselves. It is not just about gazing at our reflection in the mirror, but about braving into the uncharted waters of our mind, heart, and soul. It is a journey that...

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5 Ways You Can Invest in Yourself Aug 04, 2023

Life is a lovely yet chaotic journey, filled with responsibilities that demand our attention and resources. As women, moms, and physicians, we are frequently tugged in several directions by the demands of our families, patients, and careers. It's easy to lose sight of our own aspirations and...

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Self-Awareness: The Key to Thriving Personally and Professionally Jul 07, 2023

In a world brimming with distractions and constant demands, it is easy to lose sight of ourselves amidst all the chaos. We may often find ourselves caught in the whirlwind of life, juggling various roles and responsibilities, striving to meet external expectations, and desperately seeking...

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The Profound Impact of Staff Shortages on Today's Healthcare Workplace Jun 09, 2023

In the bustling corridors of hospitals and the hushed hallways of clinics, I find myself amidst dedicated healthcare professionals who work tirelessly to provide life-saving care and bring hope to those in need. We, as compassionate individuals, form the heart and soul of the healthcare...

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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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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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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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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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