I woke up today wearing the lead suit of grief. I was tired, irritable, and tearful.  I was angry at the lack of PPE and the risk that this poses to my colleagues.  I was sad, anticipating the loss of my colleagues who are still alive and well.  I was in denial, wondering if I could sneak my kids out of town for spring break.  But in reality, I was ...

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On my final day of work before beginning my self-imposed  burnout sabbatical, a colleague asked, "Why don't you just get on medication?" I remember thinking, "What am I medicating?  I feel nothing." I was in the vice grip of burnout, overwhelmed, and physically and emotionally exhausted.  But mostly, I was numb. But in reality, I have always self-medicated - with work.  As a professional ballet dancer turned doctor, my life has ...

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