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”
Is this second part of a series on Sustainable change for happiness, we will look at the data showing if and how happiness can be changed permanently. In part 1 we examined some basic definitions and questions regarding sustainable change in happiness. It helps to be familiar with the definitions in Part 1. Continue reading “The Pursuit of Happiness Part 2: Intentional Activity”
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Sweet Happiness….. We have an unalienable right to pursue it in the United States, just as much as life, as written in the Declaration of Independence.
How are we to best pursue it? Continue reading “The Pursuit of Happiness Part 1: Can we change our Happiness?”
This is a continuation from a previous post titled: How spending money can create happiness – Part 1
5. Pay now and consume later
Modern culture is consume now, pay later. We can get almost whatever we want, on credit, delivered to out door within 1-2 days (sooner if amazon drones take off). This eliminates anticipation, which is a source of happiness. Taking the cookie example, eat the cookie now and get X pleasure, or save the cookie for later and get X pleasure plus all the anticipatory pleasure from delaying. Continue reading “How spending money can create happiness – Part 2”
As a follow-up to my recent post on “Income and Happiness”, I thought I would delve deeper into the link between money and happiness. Specifically, is there a way to spend money that makes one happy? Continue reading “How spending money can create happiness – Part 1”
My first ever post… hmmmm, this was a tough one. I thought I would start small and in line with the goals of this blog take on the old adage “Money doesn’t buy you happiness”.
Is this fact or just another phrase that caught on over time, just some good old fashioned lore? Like “drink 8 glasses of water per day” which, as it turns out has little medical basis and gets plenty of my patients into trouble. For those interested, here is how to get to 8 glasses per day.