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Tips for Relighting After Burnout: Energizing Self and Others

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, August 26, 2019

The current environment brings additional stress to our homes and offices. Physician burnout, for example, is rampant.  You probably know some of the symptoms. Here are but a few. Check them off and then consider some actions.

Some Burnout Symptoms: 

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Book Excerpt: Take A Bird’s Eye View of Life

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, October 29, 2018

“The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic.The Earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw the Earth from space.”  

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Intelligent Optimism Increases Resiliency

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, June 18, 2018

The reality of today’s world seems to leave little room for optimism.  Almost every news story can lead because it does bleed. We hear of critical food shortages in Africa, daily gang deaths on city streets, the profiteering from child pornography, and the climatic disasters prompted by global warming. Health care costs move up faster than a hummingbird in flight and more children now spout profanities as a regular part of speech. With such negativity, no wonder a U.S. government survey found that depression afflicts one in 10 adults 14 days a month or more.  

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How to Use Your Work as a Meditation Tool to Change Your Life

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, May 14, 2010
http://www.thedailymind.com/how-to/how-to-use-your-work-as-a-meditation-tool-to-change-your-life/ 

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Women-Can’t we just get along??

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, May 16, 2009
The New York Times 

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Blast Insomnia Away And Get More Work Done

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, September 20, 2008

 

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Stress Relief Part 2 – Have A Silly Drawer

By Eileen McDargh - Sunday, August 24, 2008
In one of your desk drawers keep one or two hilarious photos that you love, some silly putty, yo-yours or a wind-up toy. Add anything that makes you smile... even under stress. When you need a brief break go into the drawer to look at the pictures or to spend five minutes playing with a toy that brings a smile to your face and lets you get back to work stress free! If you need supplies of fun toys visit your local Toys R Us.
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Stress Relief Part 1 – Take Breaks

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, August 22, 2008
Daily stress takes a toll. Long days at work in front of a computer can result in insomnia, stiffness, pain and headaches. In this three-part series we will explore a variety of ways of relieving stress that will help you get more balance in your life. Use computer software or a small , kitchen timer set to go off every hour to remind your to get up and stretch, get something to drink, or grab a healthy snack.

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