Saying No03/21/2008 We are achievers. We are competitors. We have conquered the medical education system and have successfully joined the ranks of ophthalmologists. We are capable, bright, dedicated and hard-working. We take care of people for a living, and many of us take care of family members at home. However, we rarely turn our attention, energy and force of will toward taking care of ourselves.
Balance is Overrated06/13/2007 Balance is the word that most people use to describe the challenge of blending work with everything else we do. Balance is an overused word, and a metaphor that is too simplistic. Any presentation about work/life balance includes a slide with an old-fashioned balance, a tool to measure weight. It is a bar with a fulcrum and a basket at either end. Work weighs down on one side, while family, leisure or anything personal counterbalances on the other side.