Permission to Burn Your Manual

Permission to Burn Your Manual

Hosted by: Cathi Whaley MD

Permission to Burn Your Manual is a podcast hosted by Cathi Whaley MD, a physician who recovered from career and life burnout starting with burning her manual--the book that defined her personal expectations of self...

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Episode 16: Are You Using Your Power to Choose Wisely?

In this episode we will explore why we want to use the power to choose wisely and the various components that increase or decrease our power. I'm also showing you a framework to increase your power to choose...
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Episode 15: Treating Your Busyness Addiction: Stillness with Dr. Nissa Keyashian

I'm so excited to host my friend Dr. Nissa Kiyashian, a psychiatrist and mindfulness instructor.    I found it so hard to learn to be still and rest.  Fortunately for me, my sister is a psychiatrist and mindfulness...
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Episode 14: Are You An Addict? Hooked on Busyness...

We are afflicted with so many addictions these days...it's just the human brain being human.  No addiction impacted me more than the addiction to busyness. I am now happily recovering but sharing my journey through...
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Episode 13: Navigating a Crisis--Eradicate the Overwhelm

Tune in this week as I dive into how we navigate a crisis.  Tragedy is happening everyday, but the concentration in which we have been focusing on these tragedies has been highest over the last two years.   Doubt and...
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Episode 12: The Ultimate Stalker--Feelings

In this episode, we will explore feelings...a somewhat complicated topic which I aim to simplify within this episode.  Why do we do the things we do? Quite simply, we take actions or avoid taking actions because of...
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Episode 11: Are You Addicted to Checking A Box??

In this episode, I am discussing the arrival fallacy.  If you search on apple podcast you will find tons of podcast episodes devoted to this topic. However, this episode ties together the previous two episodes and...
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Episode 10: Comparison Is the Diluter of Pleasure

You've heard me talk about the idea that comparison invalidates our suffering. And we've all also likely heard the phrase "comparison is the thief of all joy," but I have a different take on that phrase. In this...
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Episode 9: The Necessary Evil In Thought Change

Short and Sweet! In this episode we will explore the necessary evil of cognitive dissonance- the byproduct of any thought change. While cognitive dissonance has some very negative connotations in the world of...
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Episode 8: The 5-Letter Word To Burn

In this episode we are going to explore the power of language and how certain words keep us past-focused vs. future focused. By keeping ourselves past-focused, we miss out on the limitless potential that exists in the...
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Episode 7: The Shackles of a 10-yr Plan

In this episode we are going to explore how a 10-yr plan might be sabotaging your efforts at living a life you design. We will also discuss how to craft a 3-5 yr plan that doesn't pigeon hole you into a "new manual"...
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Episode 6: Purge the Perfectionism! My Battle Cry

On this episode you will hear me explore perfectionism as a culture within medicine. I share with you how I cultivated perfectionism as a third year medical student on the surgical rotation and suggest ways in which...
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Episode 5: Can You Take a Compliment?

In this episode we explore why those internalized opinions matter and how they influence our ability to celebrate ourselves.   Can you take a compliment? Do you believe the words when someone offers you a...
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