7 Lessons to Live By in 2020

We love lessons. We are personal-growth fanatics, and we are always thinking up ways of how to better serve you and make a positive impact in the lives of our audience of healthcare professionals. Even if you are not in healthcare, you can still benefit from these valuable lessons. 7 LESSONS TO LIVE BY (IN PICTURES): What have been your biggest lessons that you’ve learned that you’re pulling forward? You can follow us on Instagram Read more…

3 Ways to Successfully Handle Stress Using These Mind-Body Strategies

Stress happens. Some weeks are busier than others, maybe even some months. Even after navigating burnout and finding a more supportive environment, I am not immune to stress and overwhelm.  Along the way, I have learned some helpful mindful coping mechanisms — some require some space and some you can do without anyone even noticing. I personally have a wide variety of mindful coping mechanisms depending on the time, place and how I am feeling. Read more…

Ep 116: Health at Every Size, Biases, and the Anti Diet with Whitney Catalano RDN [Interview]

Whitney Catalano is a Registered Dietitian specializing in intuitive eating for driven and passionate women who are ready to reclaim their life by breaking up with dieting. She adopts an anti-diet view and stresses connecting with your body’s food preferences, hunger and fullness cues, and finding a weight that is effortless for your body. In this episode we discuss: How social trends around body image set us up for a bad relationship with food, how Read more…

How to Connect With Like-Minded Healthcare Professionals

FROM FEELING LIKE A FAILURE TO GROWTH About a year ago, I left my first job as a physical therapist. I felt like a failure.  I felt I had worked my entire life to become a physical therapist. I finally landed my “dream job,” and then I couldn’t hack it. It didn’t help that from the outside it seemed like all of my coworkers were handling the stressors of the job just fine. In fact, Read more…

Ep 115 Why Interpersonal Skills Are More Important Than Clinical Skills with Rafael Salazar II, MHS, OTR [Interview]

Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L started Rehab U Practice Solutions in 2017 with a single mission: to radically change the way clinicians do business. Healthcare in the US is broken, with regulations and third party payers constantly changing the game while clinicians work to the point of burnout and apathy. Who does this hurt the most? The patients. Rafeal has been working as a consultant helping private practices craft the ultimate patient experience by Read more…

31 People Share Their Best Sleep Tips

CAN’T GET NO SLEEP Do you have trouble sleeping? I have been having sleep problems on and off for a few years now. Last year on the Burnt Out to Lit Up Podcast, I interviewed The Sleep Doctor, Dr. Michael Breus about optimizing your schedule according to your chronotype, or your genetically coded preference for sleep and wake. Aside from knowing what my needs are based on my chronotype (I am a bear with lion Read more…

How to Truly Maximize Your Paid Time Off (PTO) as a Healthcare Professional

This post is sponsored by CheapCaribbean.com and their program ER&R Club, where nurses can sign up to receive special packages, all-inclusive deals, and upgrades straight to their inbox. So, you’ve got some Paid Time Off (PTO) and you want to make the most out of it instead of waste it? The answer should be 100% yes- of course you do! Why wouldn’t you? Life happens. You may have unused PTO at the end of the Read more…

Three Overlooked Ways You Can Recharge Yourself

Life is stressful, especially life in healthcare. The high workload, high responsibilities, patient care, daily tasks and hassles- it all adds up and can take a high toll on us. When we are exposed to chronic work stressors over a long period of time, burnout can occur. There are many work factors that contribute to the development of burnout, and the problem is deeply rooted in the work environment. However, there are personal factors that Read more…

Burned Out and Unappreciated in Occupational Therapy

This podcast episode/blog post is centered around an email I received a while back about burnout in occupational therapy (OT).  I’ve gotten a few DMs about this too on Instagram from others, sharing that it’s draining to constantly be providing justification or an explanation for their role as an OT. As an OT, I feel like we are unseen and underrepresented across the whole healthcare picture. The good news though is that I have come Read more…