Category Archives: Career-Life Balance

Reflections on Being a SAHM vs Corporate Mom: Is There a Happy Middle?

Last week, as the kids and I were walking to the Monteverde Library, which is about a 45 minute walk from our house, Tristan, my 7 year-old boy, and I had a good little chat.  It went like this: Tristan: … Continue reading

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5 Blessings of Going From Breadwinner to Stay-At-Home Mom in Costa Rica

**DISCLAIMER:  Please know that I am not advocating that being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) is more difficult than being a corporate mom or the other way around.  By corporate mom I mean a mother who works in a salaried job outside … Continue reading

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5 Challenges of Going From Breadwinner to Stay-At-Home Mom in Costa Rica

**DISCLAIMER:  Please know that I am not advocating that being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) is more difficult than being a corporate mom or the other way around.  By corporate mom I mean a mother who works in a salaried job outside … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Simplify Your Goals

Eighteen months ago, if anyone would have asked me, “What are your goals in life?”, this is how I would have responded: “Well, my 15-year plan is to become Associate Dean of Medical Education, either here (my workplace at that … Continue reading

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Ladies: “You can have it all, just not at the same time.”

I have been thinking a lot about motherhood this week.  I have also been thinking a lot about my old life where I had a high-profile career and made good money.  This is most likely brought on by the fact … Continue reading

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Redesign Your Life: Making things better at work

As I posted in earlier blogs, up until a few months ago I was on the fast track in a career in academic medicine.  I was at a high-point professionally even though I was still relatively early career.  I was … Continue reading

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Eat, Pray, Love….Eat your heart out!

A secret revealed…. I always wanted to be a writer.  I was in Writing UIL when I was in middle school and I wrote for the school newspaper…..yes, I was that geeky!  I wrote stories when I was a little … Continue reading

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“Do you regret being a doctor?”

And the survey says….. A physician friend of mine recently posted a link on twitter to a national survey by Jackson Healthcare that indicated that 59% of the physicians surveyed were “somewhat unlikely” or “very unlikely” to recommend a young … Continue reading

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Why We Moved, Part 3: Rediscovering the joy of motherhood

It’s a cruel, cruel summer……(sorry, I just watched the original Karate Kid recently) The summer of 2012 was a difficult one.  I was conflicted about what to do with regards to my job.  My division chief,  a dear friend who … Continue reading

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Why We Moved, Part 2: My career bubble burst

Turning crisis into opportunity…. There is a host of personal and professional reasons as to why we uprooted ourselves from our idyllic, suburban, American fairytale life to live in a developing country.  Not only that, we moved from one of … Continue reading

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