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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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Corporate Mindfulness
Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Mindset Secrets of Female Leaders

I entered neurology at a time when less than five percent of neurologists were women.  I knew very quickly to keep my head down, heels high, and stay laser focused.  The truth of the matter was that most days I felt overwhelmed and lonely trying to keep up with the 80-90 hour weeks.  
 
The fashion in our closets, the men we date, and our hairstyles have may have changed over the years. One situation has remained on course — for the majority of us working women in the United States isolation in leadership positions in the workplace remains. The number of women in senior leadership positions remains at 10-14% depending on the industry; a statistic has not shifted in 15 years.

Today, we are standing in the midst of the unprecedented movement about the role of women in the workplace.  Rooted in the critical conversations around the #metoo and #timesup movements, the tide is shifting to help heal and empower women.   

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