Do you love your job?


I love my job. I am a psychiatrist and am very lucky to be able to listen to and offer suggestions to individuals and families in crisis. Yes, medication is sometimes part of the recommendation but not always. “Talk therapy”, while not utilized by psychiatrists as much as they would like due to insurance demands (I am out of network for that reason) goes a long way in healing a situation. I love my other job of being a mother but often feel it’s the more challenging of my two careers. I was very pleased this morning when my daughter…

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Welcome Guest Contributor Fareen Effendi


Trying to Be Perfect, Am I Even MORE a Mess? Perfect? Who said anything about perfect? I’ll consider myself a superhero if I can accomplish the minimum needing done everyday. Between my 6 year-old son, twin 2 year-old girls, my house, job, the huz – mother-in-law and parents, how on earth can anyone even possibly expect perfection? Yet, very surprisingly, I’m often patted on the back for “doing such a great job” because not too many people can manage one tantrum-ing toddler, let alone two. The constant kudos has always confused me, to say the least. On the one hand,…

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