What is actually holding you back?

I recently spent a week in California attending a conference and then a private retreat with my personal coach. And we talked about one major topic at both (unrelated) events: getting rid of fear.   Why getting rid of fear? Because if we let fear stop us, then we get...

I said “yes” at a crucial moment.

Today, we’re going to talk about opportunities. Veterinary opportunities, maybe, but definitely life opportunities.   As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in a hotel room just off the coast in Laguna Beach, CA. I wish I could say I can hear the ocean out my windows, but...

My favorite books of 2018!

I read a lot. That has been my thing since I was a kid. Last year, I did a roundup of my favorite books that I had read during the course of the year, and I got enough responses that I decided to do it again this year. As usual, mostly non-fiction that made an impact...

I tried something new!

I went floating recently for the first time. Have you heard of floating? You can read more about it here or watch about it here… It is an interesting experience. I am an active meditator, and have been for several years. I very rarely miss any days when it comes to my...

2018 was… interesting.

Happy New Year!   Every single year, in preparation for the upcoming year, I like to look back at the year that just finished.   The good, the bad, and the ugly.   What did I learn? What did I do right? What do I need to do better?   And what was my impression of the...

Job happiness- what it’s really about

Today, let’s talk about bad vs good veterinary jobs.   Here’s the reality, okay? We are responsible for our own situations. We are responsible for where we are in life, whether we’re happy with it or not.   If we’re in a shitty job, it’s our choice whether we leave it...

Life can be a rollercoaster…

Let me tell you a story today, a story about emotional rollercoasters.   Two years ago, I was desperate for something to change. I had fought depression for years, I had pulled myself out of it and bought my own practice, hoping that would change things, make...

This biggest thing that changed my life

Last weekend I was at a retreat with my coach and three other amazing powerful women in Santa Barbara. This was not a veterinary retreat, my coach is not a veterinary coach. I’ve written before about retreats and coaches, but I’m repeating it again today...

Work-life balance is a myth

I have a frustration. And I may be a bit controversial here, but I’m gonna say it anyway. I fully, truly believe that the concept of work-life balance (as a way to improve your life) is a myth.   Overall, as I’ve talked about a few times, the veterinary world is...

Veterinary boundaries and sanity

This week, let’s talk about something that I think many of us struggle with: boundaries, especially veterinary boundaries. We are healers. We are givers. We want to help everyone.  Almost two years ago, I met the woman who is now my coach. She was fascinating to me....