MENU

contact

services

RESOURCES

blog

about  

home

Β© 2007-2020 CHANDRIMA LLC

Terms & Conditions

Disclaimer

Privacy Policy 

FAQs

SERVICES

Resources

blog

about

home

Food, Flowers, Friends

doctorsirichand

@

MENU

contact

services

RESOURCES

blog

about  

home

Β© 2007-2020 CHANDRIMA LLC

Terms & Conditions

Disclaimer

Privacy Policy 

FAQs

SERVICES

Resources

blog

about

home

Food, Flowers, Friends

doctorsirichand

@

contact

Boundaries, an Essential Choice for Balance

Aug 2, 2021

Boundaries, an Essential Choice for Balance

How do you build resilience and boundaries in medicine without becoming prickly to others?

Maybe you don’t. Let me explain.

It seems paradoxical for women in medicine because if we create a boundary, it is viewed as something that needs to be managed, shifted, or adapted to others’ expectations. And as a result, women in medicine are often maligned as these boundaries are essential.

I love looking to nature for inspiration. Hence my cactus pic. Cactus can survive in remarkably intense conditions. And they do so by some exciting adaptations. Not the least of which is thick skin.

While living in the desert these last 15 years, I have observed all kinds of cactuses: small ones, large ones, green ones, blue ones, sharp ones, thin ones, and round ones. Prickly and not so prickly. And yet, there are some core elements in common. They can survive the pressure of the ridiculous heat of the desert and endure conditions that would be unsurvivable for other plants.

We are provided with extreme circumstances through the journey in medicine, from lack of sleep to being present with others in their most harrowing moments of suffering. Some of the coping skills that we develop are essential for longevity in our careers, especially for women who often juggle various needs on their emotional and physical bandwidth.

It is a sign of intense courage to see, cultivate, and know what maintains resilience in ourselves and others instead of judging them for what they need to keep their own balance.

Just as the cactus is different, each clinician has a mechanism of adapting to the stress of being in medicine. Each person cultivates adaptive tools that give them a sense of ease and peace at the end of the day so that they can keep going. And we are not responsible for managing how others feel about that. We will never be able to please everyone. And frankly, even if we could, it would be exhausting.

Take a moment today to reach out to someone who has good balance in medicine. Ask them how they did it. And honor/acknowledge their efforts. Learn from them and add new skills on how to navigate it. There is no glory in dying on the hill of trying to please everyone.

Blog Posts with Focus On Local, Seasonal Food in Phoenix

Listed below are all recent blog entries with tutorials. These entries use the freshest of ingredients from your local farmer’s market or garden.

Dr. Siri Chand 

SHARE

May your life be nourished and vital! 

*Please note as an amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases which means I will receive a small fee if you purchase them. I have only included things I truly use. This post is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comment here

Comments

free download!

10 Delicious
Plant-Based
Ayurvedic Recipes

Grab the guide β†’

Get On The List

Sign up for information about a whole foods plant-based lifestyle, future classes and updates.

FIND EASE IN THE KITCHEN

Join me for long form instruction where you can dive into my and hear my perspectives as a cook and doctor! 

YOutube

6

Frankly, not too much time here HOWEVER if you tweet at me I'll respond.

Twitter

5

Let's collaborate. Here is where you can review my educational background and certifications.

Linked in

4

Join in this private facebook group where I share daily recipes and videos to enjoy the kitchen. 

Facebook group

3

I've been saving all my favorites for the last 10 years into boards for you! 

Pinterest

2

Here is where you can quickly find all my favorite recipes as well as lifestyle techniques for vitality. 

Instagram

1

Let's Connect on Social Media
Click on the icon

weddings engagements destinations
weddings

back

weddings engagements destinations
weddings

weddings engagements destinations
weddings

Join our list

Receive our weekly updates, travel tips, and of course stories of couples in love!

back

My favorite plant-based recipes sent to your inbox.

Free Ebook

β—‹ 10 PLANT-BASED RECIPES
with an Ayurvedic Focus




β—‹ SPICE CABINET INTRODUCTION 




β—‹ HOMEMADE CHAI & GOLDEN MILK Recipes 





By joining, you'll get this exclusive ebook for free and be added to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy. 

Plant focused recipes that are oriented to bring you to a deeper relationship to spices and flavor. Recipes I make every week. 

Get your spice cabinet together in this new found joy of cooking where you may need a few new spices and herbs for your meals. 

Recipes that we are always asked for. Like walking or brushing our teeth, these recipes nourish us everyday. 

My favorite plant-based recipes sent to your inbox.

Free Ebook

β—‹ 10 PLANT-BASED RECIPES
with an Ayurvedic Focus




β—‹ SPICE CABINET INTRODUCTION 




β—‹ HOMEMADE CHAI & GOLDEN MILK Recipes 





By joining, you'll get this exclusive ebook for free and be added to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy. 

Plant focused recipes that are oriented to bring you to a deeper relationship to spices and flavor. Recipes I make every week. 

Get your spice cabinet together in this new found joy of cooking where you may need a few new spices and herbs for your meals. 

Recipes that we are always asked for. Like walking or brushing our teeth, these recipes nourish us everyday.