health + balance articles

Boundaries: It’s not a bad word

A 2015 study found that 1 in 11 veterinarians have psychological stress, while a 2019 study found that mortality ratios for suicide in veterinarians are significantly higher than the general population (1,2). Potential reasons for these variances are cited and include debt, compassion fatigue, and burnout.   As a result, certain necessary buzzwords and phrases have developed,

The Gratitude Feedback Loop

As I do every November, I’ve started thinking a lot about gratitude. I realize this should be top of mind every day. And it is, to some degree. But I’m susceptible to seasonal messaging so I obsess about candy in October, ramp up my gratitude in November, focus on generosity in December, and energize on

Burning Out to Burning Bright Webinar

If the words “burnt out” are on your mind either because you feel that way or you see it in your teams, you’re not going to want to miss this dynamic discussion. We learn the stats about burnout in the veterinary profession, the symptoms, and share both personal and organizational strategies for combatting this insidious

If the Shoe Fits. Running Shoes 101

Veterinary warriors know, better than most, the importance of good footwear.   The long hours standing, crouching, bending, and literally balancing the weight of the world – and sometimes our patients – on our backs, is the perfect recipe for sore feet and an aching body. The same holds true for our running gear. From

From Vet Life to Run Life: Taking Back Your Fitness

By: Dr. Juli Goldstein Anyone in the veterinary field knows that we are master multitaskers. We wear ALL the hats – from caseworker to record writer to family caretaker to virtual teacher, veterinarians change wardrobes faster and more efficiently than many. Yet it somehow never seems like enough. One of the first things we delete