The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual,
forms a bridge between the sharers
which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them
and lessens the threat of their difference.
Physician, Care for Thyself: A Doctor’s Journey out of the Darkness of Depression and Burnout
Practicing medicine is a great privilege and honor, for which I will always be grateful. At the same time, the immense pressures and stresses of training and practice eventually took their toll on my health and sense of well-being. For many years, I suffered from ongoing depression, anxiety, and burn-out, like many other physicians and health care providers on the frontline of caring for patients. I felt trapped and unhappy, unsure of how to free myself from the struggle I felt every day. Until one day, I realized that just as I had made choices to be where I was, I could make different choices to reclaim my health and happiness.
Physician, Care For Thyself is one story of a physician and single mother who faced and overcame many obstacles to reclaim her inner joy, love, and peace. Leaving behind conventional medical care for myself and my patients, I discovered better and better ways to optimize overall health and wellness for myself and others. In this book, I share all of this and more!
Praise for Physician, Care for Thyself
A masterfully written, honest, and thought-provoking work that any committed medical doctor will do well to read and carefully reflect on what they need to do to reap the rewards of their professional endeavour while living an overall life of joy and fulfillment.
Dr. Ike Nnene, Family Doctor and Holistic Physician, Norwich, England.