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Brain and Mental Health
Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Pause: Stop the Stress-Success Cycle

Are you happy and fulfilled with your career and life at this moment?  You have worked hard to acquire titles, possessions, and achieve goals on your life checklist.  Perhaps something feels as if it is missing from your life, so you reassess or reassign another goal to cross over to the path of contentment.  

I too spent my years checking off the lists to make sure that I became a doctor, got married (and then divorced) in style, and collected designer high heeled shoes.

There was a signature sound of my designer high heels that echoed in the hospital corridors where no stilettos had ever roamed before.  The click-clack of my heels was the signal to my physician colleagues, nurses, and patients that I had arrived.  Female brain doctor, epilepsy specialist, and never-to-recover chocolate addict. The truth of the matter was that I was overwhelmed and sleep-deprived trying to keep up with 80-90 hour work weeks.  Despite professional success, I felt all alone.  My single prayer every morning was that no one would discover my shame and loneliness that was I hiding underneath a starched white lab coat.

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