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Brain and Mental Health
Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Mindful Medicine to Transform Physician Burnout

FEELING ALONE IN A VALLEY OF BURNOUT

Twelve years ago, I didn’t know that the symptoms I was suffering had a diagnosis of physician burnout.  As a newly appointed faculty member in neurology at that time, no media headlines or studies were in existence to give my symptoms a name.  Instead, I hoped that no one would find out the shame and struggles I was hiding underneath my starched white lab coat.

How do you know if you or a colleague is suffering from burnout?  I always ask physician groups to look for the following:  a feeling that the lights are on and no one is home.  You may be going through the motions, struggling to keep up, and feeling disconnected from your life emotionally.

I just internalized the symptoms of emotional exhaustion and a low sense of personal accomplishment. I thought my problem was that I was a physician failure. I pushed myself to exceed RVU (relative value unit) expectations in the increasingly profit-driven world of medicine. I could never find the time in my 80- to 100-hour work week to catch up on research, medical records, or tend to my personal health.  

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Chief Wellness Officer
Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Meditate Together, Move Forward in Success Together: Corporate Meditation & Mindfulness at Evolution Hospitality

CHIEF WELLNESS OFFICER

I’ve had the honor to be named as a consultant Chief Wellness Officer at Evolution Hospitality. I will be working with the leadership team to guide wellness initiatives to their almost 5500 employees at corporate headquarters, and throughout 50 other hotels all over the United States that they help to manage. How inspiring is this idea that allows me the ability to bring principles of mindfulness, meditation, and integrative medicine together for an entire company?  Evolution Hospitality (Evo) is founded on a culture is focused on its team members through their guiding people-driven culture  The goal is to help every employee be the best version of themselves, personally and professionally.  

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Brain and Mental Health
Dr. Romie Mushtaq

4 Mindful & Easy Tips for Happiness at Work

What would make you happy today? 
Leaving your work at the office this weekend?
Opening that bottle of Rose?  
Achieving your 4th quarter sales goals early?
Planning a well-deserved vacation?

What if the answer to happiness was not in any of these kinds of desires, and something much more simple?   In the following article I will discuss the mindfulness-based techniques backed by neuroscience and psychology that you can start today for a happier workplace.

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Corporate Health and Wellness
Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Qualities to Cultivate for Mindful Leadership

What are common core values of leaders who practice mindfulness in both their personal and professional lives?  

Mindfulness-based techniques include a core practice of meditation.

“Meditation is medicine for the mind and a core practice required for mindful leadership.” 

1. A mindful leader cultivates compassion, focus, and creativity while being of service to others.

2.. A mindful leader creates present-centered awareness through a personal mindfulness-based practice such as meditation.

3. Meditation is the action of making an appointment with yourself.  During meditation we distant ourselves from the distractions of the outside world, and shift our focus inwards.

4. Start your meditation practice by turning off digital devices and sitting comfortably in a quiet place.  Close your eyes and focus on your breathing.  Inhale to the count of three, and then exhale to the count of four.  If you find your mind wandering, focus back on your breath.

5.  A regular meditation practice has been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels, build emotional resilience, foster creative thinking, and improve memory.

Below you will find a link to a free gift I am offering that discusses a key concept in mindful leadership, setting intentional boundaries.  These techniques will help you avoid negative energy and stay grounded in present-centered awareness.

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