The Happy Gynecologist
By Amanda Miles M.D.
"The Happy Gynecologist" is a podcast for OB/GYN physicians and the daily stressors we face. As a life-coach, burnout coach, and practicing generalist, I help OB/GYN's emerge from burnout, deal with their stress, and up-level their lives.
EP#112: The Most Important Step in Transforming Your Life
We talk about a lot of things here that can transform your life in some way or another. Recently, after an emotional call with some of my graduating Group Members, I spent some time thinking about the most important lessons and steps in how they transformed their lives. So today, I am giving you the biggest lesson and the most important step required to make ANY transformation in your life. I want to help give you the support you need to transform you life, in a doable way for an OB/GYN's hectic life. Save a spot in the January Happy Gynecologist Group today by placing your deposit at: coach-miles.com/enroll
December 01, 2022
EP#111: To-Do List Drama and How to Solve it
We all get drama surrounding our To-Do lists sometimes, but as OB/GYN's we are VERY proficient at pushing through and getting shit done. However, the story we have about the tasks that need done matters. Today, I am going to walk you through 3 Steps to Solving the Drama. If you want to have someone buy you the gift you really want this year, send them this link: coach-miles.com/enroll
November 24, 2022
EP#110: What to do When You Feel Trapped in Medicine
The words we use matter, especially to our brains. When we say we are trapped, in any situation, our brains can respond from a place of survival. However, we always have a choice in the matter, in how we think and feel. Medicine can't take that away from us. Join me today to discuss what to do if you feel trapped in medicine, and how to start working on finding your power again. Also, for more free help from me, check out my website: coach-miles.com/freeresources
November 17, 2022
EP#109: Black and White Thinking
When we are stressed or anxious, our brains can get stuck in Black and White thinking. Also known as "all-or-nothing thinking" or "Dichotomous Thinking," this flawed thought pattern can keep us stuck in a spiral of shame, blame, judgement and criticism. It also blocks our brains from seeing the potential solutions that are within the gray area of the situation. When I had a series of complications early in my career, Black and White thinking lead me to nearly quit operating. Today, I am going to walk you through a series of steps to take when you recognize your brain is following this unhelpful thought pattern so you can avoid doing the same. Also, I've been getting a lot of questions already about the January Happy Gynecologist Group. For those that want to make sure you don't miss out, you can save your seat now by placing your deposit here: coach-miles.com/enroll (It also makes a great holiday gift for a loved one to give you--so send them the link!)
November 10, 2022
EP#108: The Top 10 Things My Coach Taught Me
Coaching has taught me so many valuable tools and lessons over the years, both from getting coached and coaching clients. Today I am passing along 10 of the most life-altering lessons I have learned from getting coached. I want to give you the wisdom that helped me take back my power and become the person I am today, free of burnout. I also want to know what your top lessons are from the podcast! Send me an email at email@example.com or find me on Instagram and Facebook by searching CoachMilesMD
November 03, 2022
EP#107: 3 Ways to Protect Your Longevity in Medicine
How do we protect our longevity in this field? Today I am walking you through 3 ways to do so. With an analogy I picked up in a random business book, I am teaching you what The Golden Goose has to do with being an OB/GYN.
October 27, 2022
EP#106: When People Question Your New Beliefs
When we learn this work and begin to feel excited and hopeful again, the response from others may not come as expected. When you start having new beliefs, you will then feel differently and act differently. People around you may not understand or may even be upset, because their beliefs differ. Today, I am going to give you the support you need for when people around you "don't get it." As a loyal fan, I ask that you leave me a review on iTunes and pay it forward by sharing this episode with a friend. Your support means everything to this podcast!
October 20, 2022
EP#105: The Fallacy of Perfectionism
Many high achievers self-identify as perfectionists. We often learn from an early age that achieving is "good" and that we are good at it. However, when it comes to perfectionism, there are beliefs we have about it that aren't actually true. Today I am talking about the Fallacy of Perfectionism. By examining the 3 parts of this Fallacy, we can start to evaluate whether our perfectionist thoughts are limiting us in certain areas of our life. As always, I appreciate your support! Pay it forward and send this episode to someone that might relate. You can share through your podcast app or copy/paste this link into a text: https://anchor.fm/thehappygynecologist/episodes/EP105-The-Fallacy-of-Perfectionism-e1p641g While you're on your podcast app, leave me a review so we can continue to share this wonderful community of Happy Gynecologists with as many OB/GYN's as we can.
October 13, 2022
EP#104: The Sneaky Thoughts that Lead to Burnout
When I was burnt-out, I had some small, seemingly insignificant thoughts that greatly affected my burnout. Now, I see those in my clients as well. These Sneaky Burnout Thoughts are subtle. I didn't know they even needed addressed at first. Now, I know exactly what to do about them. Join me to discover if you have the Sneaky Burnout Thoughts too and how to start working on them. Join The Happy Gynecologist Group NOW: coach-miles.com/enroll
October 06, 2022
EP#103: Other People's Opinion of You (patient reviews, transfers out, etc.)
We often value other people's opinions of us. So much so, we can fall into the trap of accepting others' opinions of us, as our own. This is problematic when we have a patient transfer from our practice or leave a negative review online. We may feel terrible when this happens and it contributes more to burnout. It seems as though our hard work is meaningless when we place so much emphasis on these negative opinions of us. What if I told you that other people's opinions of you don't actually matter? In this episode, I am going to teach you some tools to bolster your own opinion of yourself and to stop letting other people's opinions of you matter. Join me for Coffee! I'll be teaching you the 3 Steps to Enjoying This Job Again. Click here to register for Coffee with Coach on October 1st, 2022 at 9AM CST: coach-miles.com/coffee
September 29, 2022
EP#102: Clean Pain vs. Dirty Pain (Bad outcomes, Death, etc)
When we feel emotional pain, there are usually 2 types of pain: Clean Pain and Dirty Pain. Clean pain is the authentic pain that comes with grief, disappointment, and nostalgia. Dirty pain is more of a suffering pain that comes from negative thoughts about our circumstances. In this episode, I am going to walk you through some examples of Clean vs. Dirty Pain, and give you 3 ways to get out of Dirty Pain. I also want you to join me for Coffee With Coach by registering here: coach-miles.com/coffee
September 22, 2022
EP#101: Indulgent Emotions
Today we are talking about Indulgent Emotions, when they arise for us, and how they keep us stuck. To register for my upcoming Coffee with Coach: 3 Steps to Enjoying This Job Again click here: coach-miles.com/coffee To submit a podcast topic, click here: coach-miles.com/podcasttopic
September 15, 2022
EP#100! Something I'm Proud Of
When I was burnt-out, I didn't feel much of anything...except like crap. I remember striving to produce more in hopes of making my employer proud, so then I could feel proud too. But when I was recognized as doing well, I still didn't feel proud. I didn't know back then that MY thoughts are what create my feelings...not others' thoughts about me. In today's 100th episode, we are celebrating and I am telling you what I am proud of. I will also walk you through some exercises to feel more proud of yourself too. (HINT: it's not how much you achieve or what you achieve that makes you feel proud!) Lastly, as a gift to this podcast, I am requesting my listeners go leave a review on iTunes. The goal is 100 reviews for our 100th episode! To do this quickly and easily, you can CLICK HERE and scroll down until you see the stars--just below that you will see "Write a Review." Wish the podcast Happy 100 with a gift from you!
September 08, 2022
EP99: "Someone has to see the patients."
After recently coaching a group that was in burnout following a colleague retiring, I wanted to share a valuable lesson with you. Medicine teaches us many things, and one of the beliefs we uncovered for their group was "Someone has to see the patients." This belief led them to taking more than humanly possible, overworking, and burning out. With a belief such as this, we put ourselves last and try to give more than the 100% we are already giving. Check out my Free Course by entering your info HERE.
September 01, 2022
EP#98: Your Questions Answered
Another Q&A Episode with coaching on: Ruminating about potential complications Avoiding going home When to retire Ways to get out of survival mode For more free help from me, check out my Free Course: "3 Steps to Ending Your Burnout." You can get instant access by signing up here: coach-miles.com/freeresources
August 25, 2022
EP#97: How to Juggle All the Things
Ever feel like you are juggling everything? Like if someone asked you to do one more thing, everything would fall apart? Today, I want to equip you with some tools so that you don't have to be overwhelmed by all of the balls you have in the air. Links mentioned in today's episode: For my free course, enter your info here: coach-miles.com/freeresources To submit a topic to be featured on the podcast, click here: coach-miles.com/podcasttopic
August 18, 2022
EP#96: How to Get Out of Survival Mode
I used to live in survival-mode back when I was burnt-out. I recently found myself there again and was able to get out in 10 minutes, using the 2 steps I am going to teach you today. To get my Free Course (3 Steps to End Your Burnout) click here: coach-miles.com/freeresources To submit a podcast topic for me to cover on an upcoming podcast, click here: coach-miles.com/podcasttopic To tell me how you did on my 30 Day, 10 minutes and 2 Steps Challenge, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 11, 2022
EP#95: "It's all my fault"
As OB/GYN's we are often haunted by certain cases or events in our career. We get stuck and have a hard time moving on. This can be due to an underlying thought of "It's all my fault." This subtle thought and those that come with it can keep us stuck, and unable to process what happened. Most of us don't even realize that we are blaming ourselves. Today, I am going to walk you through the steps to moving forward and releasing yourself from blame. Links: To submit a topic for an upcoming Q&A podcast, click here: coach-miles.com/podcasttopic Leave me a review (easiest from our phones): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-happy-gynecologist/id1532097003 To get immediate access to ALL of the Coffee with Coach recordings, including "How to handle Complications and Bad Outcomes (Like a Boss), click here and scroll to bottom to enter your info: coach-miles.com/freeresources
August 04, 2022
Resentment was a HUGE part of my burnout. I felt it most when comparing myself to others, even those that I loved. Today, I want to talk about how I struggled with this emotion and how to start identifying where it might be showing up for you. When we can identify resentment better, we can start meeting our needs better, and reduce our burnout. To get on the Priority Enrollment List for the next Happy Gynecologist Group, enter your info here: coach-miles.com/enroll To get more free help from me, visit the free resource area of my website and enter your info for access: coach-miles.com/freeresources
July 28, 2022
EP#93: Your Future Self
Today I am going to teach you a tool to harness your imagination to align your daily life right now with the future vision you have for yourself. To get the help you need applying this tool or for support during this time as an OB/GYN, come join The Happy Gynecologist Group by clicking here: coach-miles.com/enroll
July 21, 2022
EP#92: 3 Good Things
I am going to teach you the tool called 3 Good Things. This amazingly simple tool (created by Dr. J Bryan Sexton) can reduce burnout by up to 22% if you do it before bed for 2 weeks. Episode Links and Notes: Coffee with Coach (3 Steps to Enjoying This Job Again) is Saturday July 16th at 9amCST. Register (FREE) here: coach-miles.com/coffee Get the help you need by becoming a member of The Happy Gynecologist Group. Enrollment is OPEN for August and the spots won't last long. Click here to snag a spot: coach-miles.com/enroll
July 14, 2022
EP#91: Creating Connection
When we are burnt-out we often feel alone and disconnected from those we love. We find ourselves "checked out" on the couch at night. Our brains jump to thoughts that create disconnection, especially when it comes to our job. We know that physical connection can help ease burnout, but did you know that emotional connection can too? Today, I am going to teach you several ways to create more connection in your life to beat burnout and find your inner Happy Gynecologist. To register for the next Coffee with Coach (3 Steps to Enjoying This Job Again) click here: coach-miles.com/coffee
July 07, 2022
EP#90: When Thought Work Doesn't Work
With Roe v. Wade being overturned, I have had a lot of people reach out to vent, to process and because they are struggling to feel better with thought work. Today, I am going to review The Model, how we use it, and go through some common scenarios of what to do when thought work isn't working. If this resonates with you, you need to register for Coffee with Coach: 3 Steps to Enjoying This Job Again. Not only am I going to help you find enjoyment and fulfillment again, but I am also going to tell you how to get the help you need to feel better through The Happy Gynecologist Group. To register for this free event (to watch live or get the replay sent to you), go to: coach-miles.com/coffee
June 30, 2022
EP#89: When Faced With ANY Problem
Today I am going to teach you what to do when you are faced with ANY problem. I am going to go in depth about how being problem focused can keep you stuck and feeling like dirt, as well as how to get out of that mindset. Join me at the next Coffee with Coach (3 Steps to Enjoying This Job Again) on July 16th at 9am by registering here: coach-miles.com/coffee
June 23, 2022
EP#88: When Achieving is Harmful
Have you ever pushed yourself to achieve so much that it is harmful? Come listen to the continuing saga of the puppies at Happy Gynecologist Headquarters and how I found myself in a harmful achievement mindset. You can find me on Instagram @CoachMilesMD or Facebook at: facebook.com/CoachMilesMD
June 16, 2022
EP#87: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Ruminating and Worrying
Do you ever ruminate or worry all night after a tough case? Or after a patient complaint? Or with current events? After recently finding my brain going down the proverbial rabbit hole of rumination and worry, I spent some time really working on how to get out. I want to share with you my process for doing the same, by asking yourself 3 simple questions. To save your spot for August (remember, we are only taking 7 New Members in August), visit: coach-miles.com/SAVE To register for the next Coffee with Coach, visit: coach-miles.com/coffee It will be on July 16th at 9amCST and I will be teaching you 3 Steps to Enjoying This Job Again. You can find me on Instagram @CoachMIlesMD and Facebook by searching The Happy Gynecologist
June 09, 2022
EP#86: Important vs. Urgent
Do you feel like you live your life just trying to put out one fire after the next? Most people do, and here is why: their brain is confused about the difference between something being urgent vs. important. In today's episode, I will teach you about why this difference matters as OB/GYN's, to help you waste less time and energy. For more free help from me, visit: coach-miles.com/freeresources
June 02, 2022
EP#85: Proof You're a Badass
Today I am taking you through an exercise to prove to you what a Badass you are. We don't celebrate our badassery nearly enough and it is time we do. Come listen to this episode with a piece of paper ready to go through the exercise that will give you all the proof you need. If you'd like more free help from me, you can click here to access hours of free help from me.
May 26, 2022
EP#84: Medicine is Broken. Not You.
People ask me all the time (usually with a tone of disdain): "Why do you spend so much time trying to help physicians tolerate medicine when it is such a toxic system? When you could be trying to fix medicine instead?" The answer I give them is: This is how we change medicine. One Doc at a time. By gaining the awareness needed to stand up and say "I'm not OK with this." By empowering ourselves to know that we can choose what we believe. And by sharing this knowledge with others. This is exactly how we change medicine. If you'd like to be a part, you can join me in The Happy Gynecologist Group by enrolling here: coach-miles.com/enroll
May 19, 2022
EP#83: How to Harness Your Top 3 Feelings
We are going to be talking feelings today Y'all. I know we as OB/GYN's are so good at stuffing them down. We want to avoid even talking about them or maybe evening listening to a podcast about them...but hear me out! Today I want to teach you an exercise for how you can put feelings to good use in your life. I am going to teach you how feelings can be useful in driving your forward and for helping you be the person you strive to be. Also, enrollment for the June Happy Gynecologist Group is open! Go to coach-miles.com/enroll to save your spot now! If you have questions about the Happy Gynecologist Group, you can find a list of FAQs here: coach-miles.com/FAQ
May 12, 2022
EP#82: How Vulnerability Changed My Life
What do you think of when you hear the word "vulnerability" ? Lots of times, we think "Ew, gross, feelings!" But what if vulnerability wasn't weak or something to fear? What if instead you embraced it? What might change? Come listen to how embracing vulnerability changed my life, and how I think it can help change medicine. Also, I want to have coffee with you! Join me this Saturday, May 7th 2022 at 9AM CST on Zoom to learn all about "How to Gain Confidence in the OR." To register for this free, fun event, click here: coach-miles.com/coffee
May 05, 2022
EP#81: When Patients Don't Follow Your Recommendations
When we make recommendations, it can be really frustrating for us when patients don't agree. Often this topic is a source of emotional exhaustion for us as OB/GYN's, which can lead to burnout. Let's talk about ways to handle this situation that help us rather than frustrating us. Also, join me for the next Coffee with Coach on May 7th at 9am CST, where we will be talking about "Gaining Confidence in the OR." To register for this laid back, free event, click here: coach-miles.com/coffee
April 28, 2022
EP#80: Being Needy vs. Having Needs
The term "needy" often comes with negative connotations in our society and sometimes we confuse this term with simply having needs. Today I am going to delve into why it matters AND why you should consider dropping this term from your vocabulary all together. Join me for Coffee with Coach ("How to Gain Confidence in the O.R.") on Saturday May 7th at 9am CST: coach-miles.com/coffee To save your spot in the June Happy Gynecologist Group, place your deposit here: coach-miles.com/SAVE
April 21, 2022
EP#79: Frustration and Time Creation, a Listener Q&A
I'm back to answering your questions today in a great episode, where we hit on so many important topics like: being in survival mode, processing emotions, finding thoughts that serve us better, time beliefs, and my process for how to create time. If you would like more help from me, visit my website: coach-miles.com
April 14, 2022
EP#78: How to Have Tough Conversations Without Feeling Emotionally Drained
Do you every feel emotionally drained at the end of clinic? What about after having a tough conversation? When we feel this way, it can contribute to burnout and job dissatisfaction, and it can lead to avoiding our feelings all together. Today, I am going to teach you my favorite tool to employ with these tough conversations that protects you from feeling drained and helps you be the compassionate Doc that you are. For more free help from me, visit my website: coach-miles.com/freeresources
April 07, 2022
EP#77: Parenting That Makes You Proud
Ever wish you weren't yelling as much? Want to parent in a way that makes you proud? Today's episode is for you! I am going to teach you my top 3 ways to parent in a way that will make you proud. Even if you are a dog parent or your kids are grown, this episode can be applied to numerous other areas of life. To submit a podcast topic you'd like to see covered or a question you would like answered here on the podcast, click here: coach-miles.com/podcasttopic and fill out the form! We would love to hear from you and answer your question!
March 31, 2022
EP#76: Top 5 Things in Life
Today I am going to take you through a powerful exercise in setting priorities in your life. Grab some paper and a pen, because you are not going to want to miss out on figuring out your Top 5 Things in Life. Want to have a question answered or topic discussed here? Go to my website to submit your podcast topic: coach-miles.com/podcasttopic
March 24, 2022
EP#75: Hustle Energy
We are so used to getting things done from a GO!GO!GO! type of energy, where we drive ourselves to keep going and accomplishing things. Often times, this comes from a place of wanting to accomplish things in order to avoid failure. When we are trying to motivate ourselves to do self-care, we need to come from a more loving place. Today I am going to walk you through an exercise to start getting out of that Hustle energy and allowing yourself to rest. To get more free help from me, visit my website: coach-miles.com
March 17, 2022
EP#74: How Being Intentional Can Decrease Burnout
When I was just starting to work on my burnout, I realized very quickly that going through my day with intentionality made me feel better. Today, I am going to give you a few ways to incorporate being intentional into your day in such a way that you decrease your burnout and process your stress. Also, join me for my webinar 3/10/22 at 7PM CST "What Burnout Costs Us" by registering here: coach-miles.com/register
March 10, 2022
EP#73: How I Do Things (Listener Q&A)
Today I'm answering some of YOUR questions about how I do things! In this fun episode, we will touch on being intentional with time, the #1 thing that helped my burnout, and being frustrated with aspects of our job. Don't forget to join me next Thursday March 10th at 7PM CST for a FREE live class: "What Burnout Costs Us." I'll also be giving you the details of The Happy Gynecologist Group enrollment, if you are interested, at the end. Click here to register: coach-miles.com/register
March 03, 2022
EP#72: Finding Balance
As OB/GYN's, we are often searching for Balance in our lives. Whether that is between home and work, to feel like we aren't being pulled in several different directions, or to just feel better, we have all searched for it. Today, I want to get you started on find your own Balance and how to examine what that means for you. Join me at my next FREE class: "What Burnout Costs Us" on Thursday March 10th at 7PM CST. To register, go to coach-miles.com/register
February 24, 2022
EP#71: How Money can Lead to Burnout
We are taught many things about money as physicians, good and bad. The problem is, some of these things can actually lead to us overworking and getting burnt-out. So today, we are going to talk about money and our beliefs about it, our relationship with it, and how to work on our thoughts about it to decrease our chances of burnout. Come join The Happy Gynecologist Group, where we find your inner Happy Gynecologist again: coach-miles.com/happy
February 17, 2022
EP#70: Wellness Week
It's ACOG's Wellness Week and I've been celebrating it up right! I've been teaching residents and coming up with new stuff for you guys! Today, I am going to teach you my Top 5 Lessons to decrease burnout and create the life you want as an OB/GYN. Also, join me for the next Coffee with Coach by registering here: coach-miles.com/coffee
February 10, 2022
EP#69: Emotional Exhaustion
Emotional exhaustion is not only one of the main components of burnout, but is a sign that you need to stop and re-evaluate how things are going for you. Emotional exhaustion can be a difficult thing to deal with and is a sign that you may be avoiding your emotions too often. Let me walk you through the 3 main ways that we, as OB/GYNs, get emotionally exhausted and how to start working on them. Click here to sign up for my next Coffee with Coach: coach-miles.com/coffee Click here to learn more and enroll in The Happy Gynecologist Group: coach-miles.com/happy
February 03, 2022
Overworking is a common problem that can contribute significantly to burnout. While our jobs can sometimes contribute, there are also several other causes of overworking. Today I am going to walk you through the top 3 reasons we overwork as OB/GYN's and how to start addressing each. Also, I have another Coffee with Coach coming up! This one is all about How to Handle Complications and Bad Outcomes. To Register for this FREE event, click HERE.
January 27, 2022
EP67: Who Are You Without Your Gift?
Today's episode is all about reconnecting with your identity. Who are you without your gift? Who are you if you aren't a OB/GYN? After learning the hard way that I needed to do this work, I encourage you to do the same--as we will all need to know this someday if we retire or leave medicine. Today I am going to take you through an exercise to dig deeper into this work and reconnect with who you are--outside of medicine. If you'd like more free help from me, check out my website: coach-miles.com/freeresources
January 20, 2022
EP#66: What to do When Everything is Awful
After a recent conversation with a friend, I realized that I needed to talk about where to start when everything is awful. After a bad call night, you can't just sit down and write in your journal or meditate when you are exhausted and mad and frustrated and just want to quit. You need to take these 6 steps FIRST. Join me today and I'll teach you what you need to know about your basic human needs and how to make sure you are in a place where you employ the other tools I teach here. I'd love it if you subscribed and left a review on iTunes so I can reach more OB/GYN's that might benefit from this work. Pay it forward and tell your work bestie to come subscribe too!
January 13, 2022
EP#65: Looking Forward
As we start out in 2022, how do we look forward when the pandemic still persists? The uncertainty and lack of control we feel often lead us to feeling angry or frustrated. So how do we acknowledge that things aren't going how we would like them to and yet still look past how they are going? Tune in today where I walk you through the steps for making goals and dreaming in times of uncertainty. If you are interested in learning more about The Happy Gynecologist Group and enrolling, go to: coach-miles.com/happy
January 06, 2022
EP#64: Listener Q&A
Today, I am answering a slew of questions from listeners like you! We are talking my favorite books and podcasts, how to handle narcissistic bosses, if I'm writing a book, and weight loss (come join me for ALL the details at Coffee with Coach Saturday January 1st, 2022 at 10AM CST by registering for FREE here: coach-miles.com/coffee).
December 30, 2021
EP#63: Support at Home
Living this crazy life as an OB/GYN isn't always easy, and it is much easier when we feel supported. But what do you do if you aren't feeling that support at home? Today I am going to walk you through an excellent listener question that touches on relationships, housework, The Patriarchy, when the division of work isn't fair, and where the feeling of support actually comes from. You can also submit a question you'd like answered or a topic you'd like me to talk about by going here: coach-miles.com/podcasttopic We are also getting closer to enrollment opening for The Happy Gynecologist Group starting in January. To learn more, click here: coach-miles.com/happy.
December 23, 2021
EP#62: Conflict in the Call Group
Do you ever disagree with how your partners manage patients? Do you ever find yourself on the receiving end of a judgmental sign-out? Do you ever find yourself judging your partners harshly for how they manage patients? We have all been there at some point! Today's episode is another listener topic and will walk you through several scenarios and how to handle the conflict within the call group. If you'd like to submit a topic or have your question answered on the podcast, go to: coach-miles.com/podcasttopic
December 16, 2021
EP#61: Transitioning from Work to Home
Today we are talking about making the transition from work to home a better one. By being intentional about de-stressing and planning ahead of time to do so, we can make our time at home more enjoyable and feel more present. Today, I will walk you through several ways to do this and how to apply them to your life. If you'd like to submit a topic to be featured or a question to be answered, go to coach-miles.com/podcasttopic
December 09, 2021
(BONUS) Coffee with Coach: Your Relationship with Your EMR
This exclusive replay of Coffee with Coach focuses on all things charting! Let me teach you how to get in a better charting mindset by improving the relationship you have with your EMR. We talk charts, tasks, portal messages and more. I give you 3 steps to get started and lots of my favorite tips to increase efficiency and decrease brain drama when it comes to charting.
December 07, 2021
EP#60: Imposter Syndrome
Have you ever felt that you are an imposter? Have you ever felt that you needed to prove yourself as a doc? Have you ever worried about what people would think if the really knew you? These are all variations of Imposter Syndrome, which can show up for us in many ways as OB/GYN's. The downside often results in burnout. Join me today to learn why we often get this mindset and how to address it. I would also love it if you joined me for Coffee with Coach this Saturday December 4th at 8am CST. You can register here: coach-miles.com/coffee
December 02, 2021
EP#59: How to Get Through the Holidays Without the Drama
Do you struggle with the holidays or with the end of year hustle at the office? This episode is for you. Today I am going to walk you through 5 examples of how to get rid of the drama, now and all year long. Whether it's dealing with relatives, procrastinating, patients wanting in before January 1st, being on call, or overeating/overdrinking--let's make a plan to deal with it together. Also, I want you to come have coffee with me! I have another Coffee with Coach coming up on December 4th at 8am CST, to register for this fun, free event, go to: coach-miles.com/coffee
November 25, 2021
(BONUS) Coffee with Coach: Morning Routines
This BONUS episode is a recording of the first Coffee with Coach session that I hosted. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee, snuggle in your jammies and let me chat with you. Today's topic is all about morning routines and how they can set us up for success and decrease our burnout. If you would like more free help from me, check out my free course. To register for instant access, go to: coach-miles.com/opt-in
November 20, 2021
EP#58: What to do if You Hate Call
This week we are going to be talking about how we collectively tend to think that Call Sucks. This is a solid belief and is true for many of us as OB/GYNs, but thinking this way tends to lead us to have terrible life experiences leading up to and while on call. Come listen in today to learn how to start to shift how you think about call in order to have a better experience of it and to prevent burnout. Also, don't forget to register to come have coffee with me on Saturday November 20th at 9AM CST: coach-miles.com/coffee
November 18, 2021
EP#57: What Motivates Us
Want to know what motivates us as humans? Anything we can do to avoid pain, get dopamine, and conserve energy. So how are we able to take care of ourselves when we are wired to not do anything except sit around, snack and scroll our phones? Come listen to today's episode where we will be discussing just this! Also, I want to invite you to come have coffee with me! Join me on Saturday, November 20th at 9AM CST for Coffee With Coach! We will be chatting about morning routines that can help us get out of burnout and up-level our lives as OB/GYN's. To register, click here: coach-miles.com/coffee If you have a question or topic you'd like to hear about on the podcast, you can now submit it here: coach-miles.com/podcasttopic
November 11, 2021
EP#56: Be Curious, Not Judgmental
When one of my favorite TV show characters said "Be Curious, Not Judgmental" I really took that to heart. When we are coming from a curious mindset, we are wondering and learning and exploring. We aren't criticizing or judging. Let's dive into how to employ this tactic in our every day lives. I'll also give you examples of how it can change our patient care and how we treat ourselves. If you would like more free help from me, visit my website: coach-miles.com/freeresources If this work has helped you, DEFINITELY check out my coaching program, The Happy Gynecologist Group, where we work on burnout and up-leveling our lives as OB/GYN's. You can learn more by going to: https://coach-miles.com/happy
November 04, 2021
EP#55: 13 Rules to Live By
This week, I want to share with you my interpretation of former Secretary of State Colin Powell's 13 Rules for leadership and how they apply to OB/GYN life. I also share with you how I am working on applying these more in my life and some simple questions to ask yourself to dive deeper. If you'd like more free help from me, sign up to get immediate access to my free course 3 Steps to End Your Burnout by clicking here.
October 28, 2021
EP#54: Life Lessons from Oral boards
Today I share my top 5 life lessons that I learned from taking my oral boards and how they apply to life now. So if you are preparing for boards, or long past that, there is something for everyone in this episode! You can get more free help from me on my website: Coach-Miles.com/freeresources
October 21, 2021
EP#53: How Rotten Pumpkins Changed My Life
Today, in honor of pumpkin season, I want to tell you a story about how some rotten pumpkins exemplified my burnout journey and what I learned from it that truly changed my life. This experience changed how I view myself as a mom and as a doctor and has helped fix my burnout. Let me share what I learned to help you on your burnout journey. If I can help you change your life in any of these ways, please let me know! Send me an email at email@example.com and we can set up a time to chat.
October 14, 2021
EP#52: Crazy Schedules
I'm going to tell you a story of how a scheduling mishap led to me to make several realizations about my work schedule. Today I'll teach you the lessons I learned and help you figure out your crazy schedule too. If you'd like to learn more or enroll in The Happy Gynecologist Group, click here: coach-miles.com/happy
October 07, 2021
EP#51: A Year of Happy
The Happy Gynecologist is 1 Year Old! In this episode, I will be telling you about my story of how I got here, and the things I have learned over the last year. This is an excellent episode to review any time you are feeling stressed or burnt-out, as it is all of my favorite burn-out teachings rolled into one jam-packed episode. Enrollment for The Happy Gynecologist Group is open and I want you to join me! Click here to learn more and enroll: Coach-miles.com/happy
September 30, 2021
EP#50: How to Keep Going During a Pandemic
When the pandemic started last year, we all thought tried to stay positive and get through 2020 the best we could. Now that we are 18 months in, we need to change the way we are caring for ourselves and our mindset around the pandemic so that we don't get stuck in burnout. Today, let me take you through the exact steps I am using to keep going through the pandemic and to stay out of burnout. Don't miss out on my next free, live training: "What Our Burnout Costs Us" on September 26th, 2021 at 8PM CST. Register (so I can send you the Zoom link and the replay securely) by clicking here: coach-miles.com/training
September 23, 2021
EP#49: When to Make a Change (FIXED/FULL VERSION)
Are you considering making a change at work? Changing the schedule or how much call you take? Changing how many patients you see? Changing to GYN only or being a hospitalist? You are going to want to listen to this episode first! So often we try to change our surroundings to try to feel better, but if our thinking remains the same, guess what? You will still feel the same! Let me walk you through what I mean with examples from when I was super burnt-out, and how I started to fix it. Also, if you would like to come to my next live training, register here: coach-miles.com/training
September 16, 2021
EP#48: Everything Is Figureoutable
Today I share one of my favorite mantras that helps me get through crazy times (like when COVID first started) and how I apply it. "Everything is Figureoutable" is a mindset that I learned from Marie Forleo and it has not only driven me to be a better OB/GYN but it gives me hope when things seem bleak. With current events containing lots of negative events right now, I wanted to share my favorite mantra and teach you the deeper meaning as it applies to our lives as OB/GYNs. Also, join me September 9th, 2021 at 7pm for my FREE training. Register here so I can securely send you the Zoom link or the replay if you can't make it live: coach-miles.com/training
September 09, 2021
EP#47: How to Deal When You Just. Can't. Even.
When was the last time you were so mad that you thought "I just.can't.even..." You just couldn't deal with it. You were so frustrated and upset and angry. How did you end up feeling better? As humans, we typically try to avoid feeling negatively and will deal with our negative emotions in a few ways that are less than ideal usually. We have been taught by society and by medicine some ways to resist, react or avoid these negative feelings. But these coping mechanisms often lead to burnout. So today, I am going to teach you how to process your negative emotions in a way that actually helps you. Because when we end up face down in a carton of ice cream or buying all the things on Amazon to feel better, we usually only feel better temporarily. I'm also hosting a live, FREE training on September 9th, 2021 at 7PM CST, where I will teach you what burnout can look like, if you need to address your burnout and how to do so. To register for this fun event, go to coach-miles.com/training and I will send you the link to join and a replay if you can't make it live. I'll also be telling you about my new Happy Gynecologist Group at the end if you are interested in learning more.
September 02, 2021
EP#46: Mean Girls
What's your self-talk like? Does it resemble the movie Mean Girls? What happens when you have a complication at work? What does your inner self-talk sound like then? We often have negative self-talk in order to try to make ourselves do better or be better. But having negative thoughts NEVER leads to a positive result--only negative results come from negative thoughts. Let me show you how to stop the Mean Girl self-talk and to start building the relationship with yourself again. Also, come register for my FREE training "How to Tell if You Need to Address Your Burnout" on September 9th, 2021 at 7PM CST by registering here: coach-miles.com/training
August 26, 2021
Today we are going to learn about the science behind anxiety to better understand why we have it and how it can become a frequent emotion that we feel when we are burnt-out. In this episode I will also teach you the exact steps I teach my clients for processing the emotion of anxiety and how it applies to life as an OB/GYN. Be sure to check out my free course if you would like more help: coach-miles.com/opt-in
August 19, 2021
EP#44: Creating the Life You want with Dr. Carolyn Moyers
Today on the podcast, we are going to explore the possibilities. What would your dream practice look like? Most of us don't know where to start on even answering that question. My guest today, Dr. Carolyn Moyers, shows us how she is chasing her dreams by creating a unique practice in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Moyers is an example of what is possible when it comes to creating the life you want. If you would like to explore creating the life that YOU want, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange a time to chat and go through my Before and After Process--no strings attached.
August 12, 2021
EP#43: How to Stop Being Busy
Was call busy? Is the clinic crazy busy? What does busy look like for you? How do you know what is busy vs. crazy busy? Busy is a mindset. Come listen to today's episode to learn how to stop being busy and some of my favorite ways to maximize your time. Come get my free training course: CLICK HERE
August 05, 2021
EP#42: When Being Employed Sucks
When we are employed physicians, often we think we don't have any control over the things that happen at work, which results in us being miserable. We think we aren't in charge, so we can't make any positive changes at work. But in reality, we should be taking charge of ourselves and who we are at work in order to make a positive change. In today's episode I will teach you how to do this and I will also teach you The Model can help us when we are employed physicians. If you'd like to send me a question or topic you'd like answered in an upcoming episode, email me at: email@example.com If you'd like to get my free course "3 Steps to End Your Burnout" click here.
July 29, 2021
EP#41: How Medicine Makes Us Committed to Suffering
Medicine teaches us many things. It teaches us to spot abnormalities and anomalies and disease. So often, it is also modeled to us that we should hate call, that the ER likes to punish us and that patients are wasting our time. These are lessons we learn over years of training that we accept to be true. These lessons condition our brain to be Committed to Suffering. We look for the ways that our job causes us to suffer. We revel in misery. We find comradery in complaining. But what if it didn't have to be like that? What if call didn't suck? What if the ER's aim wasn't to punish us? Come learn some valuable tools for dealing with our Commitment to Suffering that medicine has taught us and learn how to re-wire that conditioning in a way that serves you better.
July 22, 2021
EP#40: What's Your Calling?
In medicine, we often relate to feeling "called" to our field. Answering our calling is what gets us through the hard years of training. However, once we are done with training, we can find ourselves feeling more like it's just a job we clock in and out of to pay the bills. Today we discuss a parable that I find useful in evaluating how we think and feel about our job. Come let me walk you through the steps to evaluating where you are at with your job, and how to feel like it's your calling again. For more free resources, go to my website: coach-miles.com and click on "Free Resources."
July 15, 2021
EP#39: Are You a Control Enthusiast?
Do you like to control things? Are you "Type A" or a "control freak" so to speak? We like to control outcomes in medicine, but do we really ever have true control? Many of us find ourselves trying to control more than just outcomes as a way to feel better. Today, we dive in to why we often try to control our surroundings, and what to do when it isn't helping us to do so. If you are interested in working with me, go to my website to learn more and enroll: coach-miles.com/workwithme. For my Free Course, 3 Steps to End Your Burnout, sign up for instant access by clicking here.
July 08, 2021
EP#38: How Wanting Can Prevent Burnout
Our training in medicine often teaches us that what we want doesn't matter. We put off our interests and lives until we complete our training, then we can find ourselves struggling with who we are outside of medicine. This is often a major contributor to burnout amongst my clients and amongst physicians in general. By allowing ourselves to want things and to dream about things again, we open our mind to living intentionally and creating the life we want. For more information on my coaching program (Quit Your Burnout, Not Your Job), click here: coach-miles.com/workwithme
July 01, 2021
EP#37: What to do When You are Struggling at Work
Our medical training often makes it hard for us to tell others that we are struggling. Often we think they should just know and offer to help us. We often assume that our boss or administrator knows that we are struggling and we feel victimized when they don't help. But when we think this way, it strips us of all of our power in the situation. We need to realize that the company we work for highly values us as a physician and that we are experts at being OB/GYN's, so when something in the workflow isn't gong well, our opinion matters. In today's episode, I walk you through how to approach admin and ask for a scribe, as an example, in a way that focuses on solutions and empowers you to have a say in things. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: Coach-Miles.com Instagram: CoachMilesMD
June 24, 2021
EP#36: How to Handle the Shit Show
Today I am going to walk you through my process for how to handle the day-to-day stress of being an OB/GYN and then what to do to handle the Shit Shows that happen in this job. I have developed a Shit Show Plan for myself and I walk you through what that looks like and what to do to make yours. Enrollment is open for Quit Your Burnout, Not Your Job! To work with me click here: www.coach-miles.com/workwithme To get my free mini course, 3 Steps to End Your Burnout, click here and sign up so I can email it directly to you: www.coach-miles.com/freeresources
June 17, 2021
EP#35: What to do When You Run Behind in Clinic
Do you find yourself running behind in clinic? Then do you find yourself beating yourself up or stressing over how much you run behind? Many of us have beliefs about how running behind makes us bad people or rude. These beliefs don't serve us and may actually lead us to run even more behind! Come listen today to learn more. Also check out my newest FREE Mini Course on my website that I have developed to teach you the REAL causes of burnout and 3 essential steps to beating it. You can sign up for this 3-part video course by going to coach-miles.com/freeresources and signing up with your email to gain free access! Enrollment for my July session of Quit Your Burnout, Not Your Job is also opening this week, and I talk about the details in my free Mini Course.
June 10, 2021
EP#34: Long Hours and Burnout
Have you ever wondered why we work such long hours in this field? I think the answer to that question is much deeper than "because there's a lot of work to be done." I see 5 common reasons why we work long hours in OB/GYN and they aren't what you might think! We need to look at the real reasons why we end up overworking and begin to realize it's not just the amount of work. Our beliefs and our conditioning often lead us to over-work, not our contract. For more free resources, check out my website: coach-miles.com/freeresources
June 03, 2021
EP#33: The Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself
Burnout can feel like you are stuck on a hamster wheel--running and running, exhausted, but getting no where. Often, this is related to the questions we ask ourselves. When we ask our brain a question, it's job is to find potential answers. So if we ask negative, Dead End Questions, we get negative, dead end answers...and a negative, dead end mindset. In this episode, we discuss what Dead End Questions are and I give you some Better Questions to ask yourself. For more free resources, go to my website: coach-miles.com/freeresources
May 27, 2021
EP#32: The Truth About Birth Plans
Wanna know the truth? Your truth is different from mine. Because it is based on your thoughts, experiences and life. The truth is subjective. This applies to when patients bring birth plans to the hospital. Come learn why patients do this and how to deal with it in a way that doesn't add to burnout. To reserve your spot on my wait-list for "Quit Your Burnout, Not Your Job" click here: https://coach-miles.com/workwithme/
May 20, 2021
EP#31: The Price of Admission
We will all pay a price to do the things we love. How much is too much to do those things? What if we thought about call/charts/clinic as the price we pay to play? Come learn what I mean by this and how to start changing your beliefs about work so that you are ready to pay the price of admission without feeling burnt-out. In this episode, I teach you a technique to change your thoughts about work in an easy and doable way. Come join the waitlist for my next round of "Quit Your Burnout, Not Your Job" by clicking here: https://coach-miles.com/workwithme/
May 13, 2021
EP#30: External Validation and Burnout
For some more free resources, head over to my website: coach-miles.com/freeresources Listen in today to learn about what validation is and how it leads to burnout Learn a helpful metaphor for being an OBGYN that can help you prioritize yourself Learn the questions to ask yourself to begin working on your self worth so that you no longer have to rely on validation from others.
May 06, 2021
EP#29: Life's Pleasures
When we are burnt-out, our brain doesn't have much dopamine floating around. It is in survival mode. Dopamine is what gives us motivation and satisfaction. Many times, our brain will try to feel better by seeking out large amounts of dopamine from external sources, such as sugary snacks, alcohol, social media, or online shopping. These are all examples of concentrated pleasures, which give our brain a large amount of dopamine all at once. When we seek these things out, our brain then prefers these things over natural pleasures. This is problematic in a couple of ways--first, the natural pleasures help us decrease burnout, and secondly, the concentrated pleasures usually lead to negative results for us. Come listen to learn if you are using natural or concentrated pleasures for dopamine, and how to harness natural sources of dopamine to reverse your burnout. For questions or comments, find me on: Instagram: CoachMilesMD Facebook: Quit Your Burnout, Not Your Job My Website: Coach-Miles.com Or email me: email@example.com
April 29, 2021
EP#28: What to do When You Feel Disrespected
One of the leading causes of burnout is the lack of respect from admin, staff and colleagues. The problem is, respect is a feeling, and feelings come from our thoughts. When we are burnt-out, our brain is in survival mode and primarily is run by the primitive part of our brain, which views most interactions as negative. Today we are going to discuss why we often feel disrespected when we are burnt-out and some strategies for what to do about it. Follow me on Instagram at: instagram.com/CoachMilesMD or on Facebook at: facebook.com/CoachMilesMD Visit my website: Coach-Miles.com to learn more about my program, Quit Your Burnout, Not Your Job!
April 22, 2021
EP#27: Beliefs That Cause Burnout
Beliefs are thoughts that we have thought over and over again. They are thoughts that we believe to be true. When we have beliefs about work, sometimes they can lead to burnout, as I quickly learned. By examining these beliefs, you can start to question whether your beliefs about work are really serving you or not. Listen to find out what beliefs are, and how they may be leading to burnout for you! If you have questions, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit me on Instagram (CoachMilesMD) or Facebook.
April 15, 2021
EP#26: Failure and Burnout
In medicine and on the road to get here, we have been taught many things about failure. Mostly that it is bad. And that to be good, we must avoid it at all costs. After a recent event at work, I decided to dig deeper into failure and what we make it mean about us as physicians, and as people. Come listen today to see if you do the same, and how to go about addressing it. You can always find me at my website: coach-miles.com or on Instagram (CoachMilesMD)
April 08, 2021
EP#25: The Sunday Scaries
Sunday Scaries. I'm pretty sure they should have their own ICD-10 code. And they suck. That's what I've decided. I used to struggle with this regularly, even on non-Sundays... Sometimes it was a mini-version of the Sunday Scaries, where I didn't want to get out of the car when I get to work. But I've found the way to get rid of the Sunday Scaries for GOOD. So come and listen to find out whether you have Sunday Scaries, where they come from, and what to do about it. If you have any questions about this or other topics, reach out to me at: email@example.com You can also find more information on my 1:1 Coaching Program, Quit Your Burnout, Not Your Job, which is enrolling right now, on my website: coach-miles.com/workwithme I'm also on instagram: instagram.com/coachmilesmd
April 01, 2021
EP#24: Celebrate YOU!
Doctor's day is next week, and with "feeling unappreciated or disrespected" as a top cause of physician burnout, I want to talk about how to celebrate YOU so that you don't fall into this category! Because it doesn't matter what kind of Doctor's Day celebration is held--it's your thinking about it that matters. So if you find yourself grumbling because the hospital provided lunch is lackluster, I want YOU to celebrate YOU in a way that brings joy. And this isn't just for Doctor's Day--birthdays, anniversaries, or just a random Thursday--celebrate YOU. Because YOU are AH-MAZING.
March 25, 2021
EP#23: Perfectly Imperfect
So many of us in medicine have perfectionistic tendencies, and to a point it has served us well. Come listen to today's episode to find out if perfectionistic thinking is still serving you or if it is leading to negative results in your life at home, at work and with your relationships. I will also teach you a concept that helps my clients ditch their perfectionistic thinking to start thriving and growing as the perfectly imperfect human that you are. Also tune in to learn about my 12 week coaching program, Quit Your Burnout, Not Your Job, and some freebies I am offering on my website!
March 18, 2021
I'll admit it, I have had kind of a love/hate relationship with social media in the past. I have definitely used it as a source of buffering in the past. Especially while waiting on a delivery or on a surgery to start. The negative consequences included me not doing my charts and orders in a timely fashion and it also contributed to my burnout! This week we are going to discuss social media and it's affects on our brains. We will discuss how to evaluate whether this is something that you need to work on or not, and the questions to ask yourself to get started.
March 11, 2021
EP#21: Rewriting Your Burnout Story
So often our Burnout story is a rough one. It is a painful one. It can be full of negative emotions and terrible details. In today's episode, we talk about how I rewrote my burnout story, and how you can too. Tune in to hear my original burn out story and how I changed it. For more details on my upcoming program, visit my website at coach-miles.com or follow me on Instagram (CoachMilesMD) for updates on when to enroll! And I'd love it if you left me an iTunes review!
March 04, 2021
Buffering can show up a lot of ways in our lives, like emotional eating, having a glass of wine and watching Netflix or scrolling our phones. Essentially what we are doing is trying to escape or trying to feel better. Come learn more about how to tell if you are buffering and what to do about it!
February 25, 2021
While on call this week, it was interesting to see my brain go into a scarcity mindset, and it got me thinking about how scarcity can play into burnout. Come listen to what scarcity is, how it can show up in our lives, and how we can get out of scarcity and live from a place of abundance instead. I'd also love it if you left me a review on iTunes so I can get the word out to other OB/GYN's! You can also find me on Instagram (CoachMilesMD) if you have any questions, or on my website: coach-miles.com.
February 18, 2021
EP#18: Sprinkle a Little Love on Top
With Valentine's Day approaching, come find out how I can make any situation better, by Sprinkling a Little Love on Top. In today's episode, we will discuss what love is, where it comes from, how we feel it, and how we can use it to take care of ourselves and reduce burnout. You will also find out if you are placing conditions on your love for other people (which means certain conditions must be met before you feel love towards them). I will also give you tips and tricks on how to show yourself more love! Leave me a review on iTunes and follow me on Instagram (coachmilesMD). You can also find more free resources on my website: www.coach-miles.com
February 11, 2021
I like my creature comforts when I am on call. Yes, I bring my own pillow and bedding and body wash. But after an unexpected outcome, I found myself looking for more comfort to my stress. I was looking to sugar and phone scrolling to feel better. The problem with these things is, they don't actually comfort us. They just numb or blunt our emotions. So go get your comfy pants on and listen to ways that you can provide your mind and body comfort to close the stress cycle! While you are there, leave me a review so together we can spread the word to other OB/GYNs that this podcast exists! You can always find me on Instagram at CoachMilesMD or on my website, coach-miles.com.
February 04, 2021
EP#16: The Manual
The manual is a list of unspoken rules you have for other people. Like a Girl Scout manual that says what a good girls scout is, we also have a manual for what a good spouse is, what a good sister is, what a good friend is. It is a list of things we think other people should do, so that we can be happy. But often, this leads to tension and resentment in relationships or feeling frustrated with people/patients/coworkers. Come listen to find out more details on what a manual is and if you currently have one for the relationships in your life. Then leave me a review so I can spread the word to more OB/GYN's (or healthcare workers in general) about this podcast! The goal is to help as many others that I can with this work! To find me, visit my website: coach-miles.com or follow me on Instagram at CoachMilesMD
January 28, 2021
EP#15: Guilt or Shame?
Did you know that there is a difference between guilt and shame? And that if you experience more shame, there are higher rates of associated depression, anxiety and burnout? Mom Guilt is like "I feel bad for giving my kid M&M's with breakfast," whereas Mom Shame is like "I'm a bad mom for giving my kid M&M's with breakfast." We also tend to shame ourselves as doctors when we have complications. The difference between these is vital to how we view ourselves as a Mom, as a Doc, and as a person. Come and listen to today's episode and discover if you are shaming or guilting yourself regularly and what to do about it. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, and Google podcasts! You can always follow me on Instagram at coachmilesmd or visit my website at www.coach-miles.com.
January 21, 2021
EP#14: People Pleasing
I'm a recovering people pleaser. There, I said it. Maybe you relate. People pleasing comes from our deepest primal fear of rejection, because if we were kicked out of the herd, we would be in danger. So no wonder it sucks to feel rejection. Come listen and we will discuss the ways that people pleasing often shows up, and how to show up in a more authentic way (to yourself and others).
January 14, 2021
EP#13: Where does overwhelm come from?
Overwhelm is a part of being an OB/GYN at times. But today, we dive into the causes and the tools I often use when coaching my clients to ditch their overwhelm and get a place of finding better solutions. From deep seated beliefs, to the evolution of women in the workplace, we talk about all the things that lead to our overwhelm and what to do about it. Listen in to hear more! For questions, comments or topics you'd like help with on the podcast, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on instagram @ CoachMilesMD
January 07, 2021
EP#12: The Secret to Toxic People
Toxic People can really get us in a negative mood if we let them. Come along and listen today to find out my Secret to dealing with them. I'll also share the concept of Emotional Childhood and Emotional Adulthood, which is a something I teach my coaching clients to help them take charge of their emotions 100% of the time. I also am discussing my new coaching program, "Quit your Burnout, not your Job," which starts enrolling on January 1st, 2021. If you are interested in details, listen in, or go to my website coach-miles.com or find me on Instagram at CoachMilesMD .
December 31, 2020
EP#11: How to Reduce Your Burnout in 8 Hours
As an OB/GYN, we expect to lose sleep to deliveries and call and getting paged. However, many times, we aren't taking advantage of time off to actually catch up and get the right amount of sleep that we require! We often want to stay up late to take advantage of our time off, but this leaves us feeling chronically tired. With studies showing sleep deprivation leads to build up of beta-amyloid, and possibly increased risk of Alzheimer's, it is more important than ever that we prioritize getting sleep when we are able to. Come listen to find out the best sleep recommendations and ways to start improving your sleep, and your burnout, tonight.
December 24, 2020
Medicine is full of achievers. Most of us identify as one. But what this sometimes looks like is postponing our happiness until we achieve the next great thing. It sometimes looks like striving for more and more to find our happiness. But often when we achieve the next great thing, the happiness is short lived or absent. This is known as Arrival Fallacy, and many of us fall into this in medicine. We postpone our happiness until we are done with med school, then residency, then boards. What I teach you today, is a system that I teach my clients to start finding that sense of achievement every day, without having to bust your ass to do more, earn more or achieve more. Because the things you are doing are enough, right now, in this moment. You are enough. The system I teach you trains your brain to generate the feeling of accomplishment and pride every day. AND it can help you blow your own mind with results. So tune in and let me share the love! I'd also love it if you would leave me an iTunes review so we can get the word out to more OBGYN's that this podcast exists and is here to help! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Instagram @CoachMilesMD
December 17, 2020
EP#9: 3 Steps to Beating Your Burnout (Part 2)
This is part 2 of the 3 steps, so go back and listen to Episode #8 for the first step. Episode 9 goes into detail on the last 2 steps, including Being Kind To Your Body and Nurturing Positive Relationships. I've got several ideas of how to do both of these, so tune in for all the details! As always, you can find me on Instagram (@coachmildmd) or learn more on my website coach-miles.com !
December 10, 2020
EP#8: 3 Steps to Beating Your Burnout (Part 1)
What if beating your burnout could be easy?? Today, we will talk about the science behind burnout and will start to discuss how to beat it. I have simplified the process that will allow you to emerge from your burnout, just as I did, in 3 easy steps. This week we will discuss the first of these steps in details and give you ideas to start beating your burnout today. Next week, with Part 2 of this episode, we will go into steps 2 and 3. Find me at: https://coach-miles.com/ or message me on Instagram @coachmilesmd
December 03, 2020
EP#7: Burnout and Your Brain
Our primitive brain can be an asshole sometimes. This is the part of our brain that keeps us safe and alive. It is constantly scanning the horizon for danger. You know, lions and tigers and bears and stuff. It doesn't know we live in a world of Whole Foods and WiFi now....so it can get a little confused. It's also the part of our brain that gives us the urge to do things.... Like punch someone in the face when they make a rude comment. Luckily, as humans, we have evolved to have a prefrontal cortex to make our rational decisions...and to tell our primitive brain that punching someone in the face isn't typically a great idea. When our primitive brains offer us the solution of punching someone in the face, we choose not to listen to it. So when it offers that everything is awful and we are not ok, we don't have to listen either. With the chronic daily stress we have as OB/GYN's plus a pandemic, our primitive brain may be in overdrive telling us that we should run back to the cave to escape the lion. This often shows up as anxiety and fear of the unknown and BURNOUT. Of course our primitive brains are worried. Of course they are. We've never been through a pandemic. But it doesn't mean we aren't ok. Right now, in the moment, nothing has gone wrong for most of us. Sometimes it helps to remind our primitive brain that we aren't being chased by a lion. Some of my favorite thoughts to practice when my primitive brain is in overdrive: "Of course you're worried brain, but it's OK. We are safe." "Things ARE hard right now brain, but we will figure it out. " "Thanks, no thanks brain. I've got this." "Everything is figure-out-able." Borrow one of mine or find your own. But tell your primitive brain to chill out. You've got this. ❤️/Coach Miles I'm always here to help on Instagram ( CoachMilesMD ) or on my website Coach-Miles.com !
November 18, 2020
EP#6: Charting Solutions
When most physicians think about charting, it is definitely a negative thought process. The problem with this is, when you have negative thoughts, you get negative results. Come join me to learn about my favorite charting solutions to make your work day easier and to help you emerge from burnout. Find me on Instagram at Coachmilesmd or visit my website: coach-miles.com if you have questions, comments, or would like to hear about a specific topic on the podcast! I'd also love it if you left me a review on iTunes, as that helps me reach more people that need help with burnout!
November 12, 2020
EP#5: 3AM Phone Calls
The most common cause of physician burnout is bureaucratic tasks, or our thoughts about these tasks. The way we tackle these tasks matters to our overall well being. So come listen and learn some tools so you can tackle them like the Bad-A that you are.
November 07, 2020
EP4: Feeling Stuffers Unite
Lesson one of medical school was How To Stuff Your Feelings 101. We have to be Feeling Stuffers to some extent to do our job well, but doing it too much can lead to burnout. Today we will define what a feeling is and I will teach you how I started processing my negative feelings associated with work to become a Recovering Feeling Stuffer.
October 29, 2020
EP#3: Burnout and The First Steps to Fix It
In Episode #3, we will start to look at the first steps to getting out of the "deep dark hole" of burnout by defining the problem and discussing the first steps to addressing it.
October 23, 2020
EP#2: Patient Complaints
Patient complaints are a major stressor for many OB/GYN's, but how we handle them matters. In this episode, I will teach you the tools you need to never be blindsided by a complaint again.
October 19, 2020
EP#1: Welcome to The Happy Gynecologist!
Welcome to The Happy Gynecologist! Today we are diving in to the world of burnout as it exists amongst practicing OB/GYN's. I will teach you some basic tools to get started on tackling your own burnout and help you on your way to loving your time at work again.
October 16, 2020