We spend the first 18 years of our life learning English, math, science and history. Once we know how to write in MLA format and long divide, we're expected to have the tools to select the best path to lead us to our dream career.
Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.
As I was cleaning out my guest bedroom, I came across two sets of glossy photos. Both are of me, taken at chest height and against a standard blue background. They're a little worse for wear - one has a circular dent in it - and both have accumulated a considerable amount of dust.
To all the people who are on a first-name basis with the office cleaning crew, are unfazed by empty parking lots on dark nights and can't go more than 20 minutes without checking an email, this one's for you.
Mindfulness-based practices are not just a hobby for our free time or just a marketing trend. It is a way of living that can prevent or even heal career burnout. What if I had realized this earlier in my career as a physician?
We want to have our stuff together, or at least look like we do. To appear stressed, fatigued or overwhelmed is viewed as a sign of weakness. In our desire to have it all and be it all we are masking the warning signs of burnout.
When you're in school, the goals were outlined clearly. You studied hard, got the A, and that was that. On the job, success is not nearly so clear and it's easy for things to drag on with no clear end in sight.