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 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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Episode 4: Who Do You Hang Out With In Your Mind?

Welcome back my tribe! This episode explores all things thoughts and core beliefs. Here I will take you on a exploration of how we form thoughts in childhood and into adulthood.   Who do you hang out with in your...
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Episode # 1: Why You Should Burn Your Manual

Welcome my tribe! In this first episode, I share about my journey to discovering the manual and explore the content of our manuals.  In this episode I hope to help you reflect on your own manual. How did your manual...
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Episode # 3: Self-Care: The Priceless Offering

Welcome Welcome! How do you define self-care? In this episode, I invite you to reflect on your personal definition of self-care and whether you feel worthy of self-care. As healthcare professionals we frequently...
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Episode # 2: Who Are You? The Many Ways We Answer This Question.

Welcome back my tribe! In this episode we explore who we are and how we define ourselves.  Where do you go to answer this question? Do you go to the past or the future? I invite you to reflect on how you answer this...
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