"One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began" - Mary Oliver, "The Journey"Today is that day for me. Maybe it was the flyer announcing my talk at Stanford Medical School in a few weeks (finally making it feel real...and making me feel proud of the creative thinking I've been doing on this subject). Maybe it was seeing the pile of STUFF in my house, moved out of the Cradle of Manifestation, prompting me to revisit what's really taking up the space in my drawers and closets. Maybe it was the invitation to have dinner this Friday with a couple of doctors who have transitioned out of medicine themselves (making me feel one step closer to finding My People). Maybe it was finally telling the truth out loud to myself and to a compassionate witness about what I feel in my heart (and experiencing the expansion that came with it). Maybe it was all of the above. Whatever it was, I finally know what I need to do, even though I have no idea how it's going to play out or if anyone will even care. But I know enough to trust this particular feeling of knowing. It's not a rational linear mind kind of knowing. It's a whole body energy clearing kind of knowing. And I can't wait to share the news with you!
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Coaching Call #1 - I work with a practicing physician on the stressful thoughts of being on call.
Coaching Call #2 - 5 Principles of Self-Care for Caring Professionals
Coaching Call #3 - Creative Leadership for physicians
Coaching Call #4 - Boundaries, Self-Care Principle #1 for Physicians
Coaching Call #5 - Reactive to Creative Mode, Self-Care Principle #2 for Physicians
FREE episodes of "Revolutionizing Medicine...One Belief At A Time" podcast - examining the commonly held stressful thoughts among physicians:
Episode 1 - "I need to take care of my patients."
Episode 2 - "I am surrounded by illness and suffering."
Episode 3 - "Patients demand my time."
Episode 4 - "People need me to respond."Blog posts I've written: BUY the book, Physicians In Transition, including 25 interviews with physicians who have made the transition away from clinical careers and created the life of their dreams! I am included on page 27!
Want to learn more and get "virtual coaching" on this subject?ENROLL in my online course, "The Art of Self-Care Primer". 21-day online interactive course takes you through each of the Principles of Self-Care (outlined in Coaching Call #2 above) in greater depth, including daily exercises that you can incorporate into your life. You complete the activities at your own pace, and have access to all materials after the course is completed! More info here>>
- get active
- control cholesterol
- eat better
- manage blood pressure
- lose weight
- reduce blood sugar
- stop smoking
5 Principles to Transform Your Relationship With Your Self and Expand Your Capacity To Serve Others
“Only when you have a healthy, honorable, affirming relationship with yourself can you have the same with others. This relationship is the foundation of your ability to demonstrate and practice compassion.” - Iyanla Vanzant
Learn how to practice and apply these 5 principles of Self-Care in your life:
- From Reactive to Creative
- Your Body Knows
- What Restores You?
- Want What You Want
Discover and practice techniques for getting to know your true SELF and develop greater capacity for compassionate care of others, from the inside out.
- Define where your responsibilities begin...and where they end.
- Create a morning ritual.
- Start trusting the messages your body is sending you.
- Explore and notice what brings you true peace and joy.
- Start acknowledging yourself and realize that you CAN feel good.
- ...and more!
"My experience as a Caring Professional started at the age of twelve, with my first paying job as a violin teacher. I lived a life of ambition and striving, going to Harvard, finishing medical school, and becoming the youngest partner in a venture capital investment firm before I turned 30. I wanted to care deeply about the work I did in the world, and I knew that music was at the heart of my deepest passion and greatest offering. "More than five years after moving to California to follow my dream and start my own violin school in Silicon Valley, I was "successful" by every external measure available. But I learned first-hand about the physical exhaustion, loss of compassion, and burnout that resulted from what I didn't know about Self-Care, even when following my own dream. "The lessons in this course are shared with you from my own study, practice, and personal journey of healing and transformation. I invite you to learn with me, try these practices in your own life, and discover what new possibilities are revealed to you as a Caring Professional." - Dr. Lisa Chu
- Learn the 5 Principles of Self-Care and begin practicing them in your own life
- Create a list of Self-Care Practices based on your learning, and start creating the changes you desire in your life
- Get introduced to each principle on day one. Then get a small activity each day to put into practice in your real life.
- Work at your own pace
- Benefit from online discussion with other learners
- Receive written, audio, and video materials to guide you in your learning
- Access online materials even after the course has ended
Who should enroll:
- Anyone who wants to restore life balance, expand their capacity to serve others, and rediscover the joy of compassionate service
- Anyone considering a coaching relationship with me and seeking an introduction to the foundation of my work with people
- Caring Professionals at risk for burnout who want to learn preventive wellness measures
- You are a Caring Professional if...
- You care deeply about what you do as a professional (or what you define as work or service)
- You serve others for a living
- Caring Professionals have a variety of job descriptions across many industries, such as: