“Saying that you don’t have time to improve your thoughts and your life is like saying you don’t have time to stop for gas because you’re too busy driving.”
It saddens me to see that so many couples believe that true love is some sort of hashtag such as #couplegoals. Love is not that. That’s just an illusion of it visually exhibited. Love is when you know that you will be there for each other no matter what, at all times. ❤️ @binais
Don’t push back your happiness and glow by waiting to turn into a perfect version of yourself. Try to consciously enjoy the moment just as beautiful as you currently are. We are a never ending work in progress on so many levels but there is no better version of ourselves than the one right here and right now. @mymdglam
A photo from yesterday’s shoot directed by my 5 year old @layla as seen in the previous post 🤷🏻♀️😂
Just another ordinary evening. My daughter @layla directing my photo shoot while adding production value with her “dramatic” piano music 🎼 🤷🏻♀️😂
Many of us use the phrase “caring for others” a lot - it’s used a lot in medicine and usually the reason most doctors say is the reason they went into medicine. But what does true caring mean? Have you ever stopped to think about it? If you look up the definition in the Merrim-Webster dictionary, caring is defined as : feeling or showing concern for or kindness to others. Sounds easy enough right? Especially “showing” concern since that is something tangible - a hug, flowers, a card, or words to try to make someone feel better. Many of us “show” caring but do we really care? I believe that true caring needs to be more. It is really about seeing another person as an individual, separate from yourself, understanding and feeling their emotions, and having a genuine interest, concern, and wanting the best for someone independent of anything that may relate to you. I think often too many of us let ourselves off too easy - we superficially go through the motions to show we care, but deep inside there is no true emotional investment. I think it’s important for all people to care - humanity depends on us, but as doctors it’s even more important since often people’s lives and health are in our hands. I think sometimes because of all the pain and suffering we see, or to protect ourselves from fear of failure or getting too attached, doctors lose some of that true care. Perhaps it is believed that we can’t perform effectively if we aren’t objective - that’s perhaps why it’s not advised to operate or take care of family members - I’m not sure why some of us lose it. I think it is important for all of us, whether it be teachers, government officials, counselors, firefighters, moms, you name it - and also doctors to take a pause, reflect on what it means to care, and sincerely do it. If we all truly cared, the world would be a much better place. #surgeon #care #lifepurpose @surgeon
We can never feel 100% free and enjoy the wholeness of ourselves until we find the courage to be same person on the outside that we are on the inside. Love who you are but always strive to become better. Trust your instincts, speak your mind and always stand up for yourself. Boldness has power, genius and magic in it.
Thank you everyone who follows me for whatever reason that you find it enriches your own world. Some of you I’ve met in real life have made me realize that my words may affect someone’s life decisions such as educational and career path. Even though I feel flattered, most importantly I feel grateful that I’m able to make a difference even when I’m outside the operating room. I still feel the need to clarify that my posts are absolutely not meant to make you choose the medical field or that the medical field is the most important one. I often use the medical field and my personal experiences as an example because I can relate to what is closest to me and my own experiences. You can see it more as a metaphor when you make your own choices and decisions. If it’s truly medicine you love, then it’s beautiful - but if your heart is leaning towards something else, it’s beautiful as well. That’s exactly the message I want to send out there - that you believe in yourself, in your own choices and decisions and that we all need help and guidance sometimes but they don’t always have to come from people that like the same things we do. We need strong women everywhere and in all professional and non-professional fields. Now that I got this out of the way, I’d love to hear in the comments below what your passion is, regardless if you’re a student, working, not working, full time mom...all different paths in life are significant and I still would love to read all about them in the comments. Dr. Cat