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Episode 39 | The Breaking Point (what it is, what it means, and what you should do next)

“I just can’t do this anymore.” Most of us in the veterinary profession have said those words… at least to ourselves. Maybe the last time was after a particularly sad euthanasia. Or, maybe after an ugly encounter with a client. Or, perhaps, when leaving work hours after the scheduled end of your shift. There comes …

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Episode 38 | The Value of Embracing Emotion (and the fallout when you don’t!)

Veterinary medicine brings us the opportunity to feel all the feels. You might struggle with that part. I did. I still do, sometimes. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a tendency toward perfectionism. Perhaps you beat yourself up from time to time. And, maybe, you use things like junk food, television, shopping, and …

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Episode 37 | Recapturing Silence – Your Secret Weapon for Decreasing Stress Quickly!

Our world is full of never-ending opportunities to be stimulated. Veterinary jobs reinforce this with overbooked schedules and chaotic days. The unpredictable nature of practicing medicine doesn’t help. Many of us get through our days with a combination of adrenaline and caffeine. We then collapse in physical exhaustion when we get home… but the looping …

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Episode 36 | Interrupting Anxiety and Stress in Vet Med & Life

Are you experiencing the compounding effect of anxiety and stress? Does it seem like it’s getting heavier than usual? You aren’t alone! If you’re like me, your mind drifts frequently to the “what if…” And, let’s face it… with the pandemic, election-related activities, and our own personal and professional challenges… we have a lot of …

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Episode 35 | How Facts Create Emotional Freedom in Vet Med & Life

We often experience an emotional rollercoaster in veterinary medicine. There are extreme moments of happiness, relief, and appreciation… And there are also extreme moments of grief, regret, and fear. However, the framework of our veterinary careers, and entire lives, actually creates no emotion for us at all. Life has two components: Framework Experience The framework is created …

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Episode 33 | Understanding the Risk of Sabotaging our Lives and Vet Med Careers in 2021

The new year is coming. So, where do you land? In the camp of excited anticipation? Or in the camp of dread, doubt, uneasiness, and a little bit of fear? No doubt, 2020 threw us a hefty dose of the unexpected… But… …not really more than any other year. Read that again… Not really more …

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