Investing Cash in Physician Well-Being: Return on Investment

Physician well-being is an issue that needs to be discussed, promoted, studied and funded.  Physicians need to be at the front of the discussions and leaders in the field of well-being.  As boots on the ground, we are force multipliers for change in this arena.  We are the grassroots.  Even the best grassroots efforts fail without money.  In this age of limited healthcare resources, how do we convince our organizations to pay more than lip service to our well-being needs? Continue reading “Investing Cash in Physician Well-Being: Return on Investment”

The Pursuit of Happiness Part 3: Implementing Change and Person-Activity Fit

This is the final part of a 3 part series on the evidence behind sustainable change in happiness.  In this part we’ll look at how these concepts discussed can be put to work to cause a measurable and sustainable happiness increase.  Specifically, how to choose and implement activities. Continue reading “The Pursuit of Happiness Part 3: Implementing Change and Person-Activity Fit”

Medicine’s money pit – The Doctor House

There are plenty links on the finances of renting vs. buying.  This isn’t that kind of post.  Rewind a few years:  “Don’t buy a house, rent for a year. ” said my co-residents to me after some rare downtime between morning didactic and clinic.  It was good advice and I came to think about how I didn’t take it quite a bit over the next 5 years. Continue reading “Medicine’s money pit – The Doctor House”

I buy $500 per hour guitar lessons: Discretionary time vs money

Between 2 kids, 2 busy practices, exercise, continuing medical education and the prairie-dog style pop-up items that keep my to-do list at around 10-15 long, I have about 10 discretionary hours per week.  Like Gollum in Lord of the Rings, these are preciousssssssss to me.  They are fungible like money.  I can do, well, whatever I want with them.  I choose luxury. Continue reading “I buy $500 per hour guitar lessons: Discretionary time vs money”