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Episode 183 | The Link Between Wellbeing & Navigating Resistance

In this episode, Dr. Cari Wise discusses the concept of resistance and how it is often mistaken for procrastination. Resistance occurs when we have a desire to do something but struggle to take action. It tends to show up around creative activities or things that bring pleasure and enjoyment, but may not necessarily produce tangible […]

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Episode 182 | Time Off, Demons & Personal Alignment Clues

In this episode, Dr. Cari Wise shares about the challenge she encountered when faced with unexpected time off from clinical practice. She explains how busyness can be a buffer and coping mechanism, keeping us from experiencing uncomfortable emotions and personal truths; and shared her own experience with this phenomena.  Dr. Wise reminds us that even

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Episode 181 | The Positive (& Negative) Impacts of Community

In this episode, Dr. Cari Wise discusses the positive and negative impacts of community on the lives and careers of veterinary professionals.  Dr. Wise defines community as the people we spend the most time with, including colleagues, friends, family, and social or religious groups.  She shares that being part of a community creates a sense

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Episode 178 | Connecting With What Moves You

In this episode, Dr. Cari Wise discusses the importance of recognizing and embracing the things that emotionally and energetically move us.  Dr. Wise shares her observations on two things that consistently move her: animals and music.  She emphasizes the significance of the human-animal bond, particularly in difficult situations, and how it enhances the overall experience

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Episode 175 | Cultivating a Spiritual Connection in Vet Med

In this episode, Dr. Cari Wise discusses the role of spirituality in veterinary medicine and the importance of reconnecting with animals to counteract the demands of the profession.  Dr. Wise discusses her personal journey and how her connection with animals evolved over time. She emphasizes the need for veterinary professionals to tap into the spiritual

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Episode 174 | The Formula for Effective Reflection

In this episode, Dr. Cari Wise provides a formula for effective reflection.  The formula involves asking three questions, and then considering those questions through the lens of actions, priorities, and emotions in order to full understand one’s experience.  Dr. Wise applies emphasizes the importance of intentional reflection as a tool in creating positive change and

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