Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Interview with 4word

Last year I had the privilege of serving as a mentor for a national organization for professional Christian women called 4word. I could sense God leading the process every step of the way and feel blessed to be one of their mentors. After our work together, they interviewed me about one of my passions: helping healthcare professionals and other caregivers avoid burnout and compassion fatigue while caring for others.

So here's the interview they posted today where I speak about burnout, wellness, and tips for a healthier 2015. The bottom line is simple: We can't give what we don't have, so we need to keep our emotional and spiritual tanks full so we can love and serve people from the heart. If we don't do this consistently and intentionally, burnout is a likely outcome not only for healthcare professionals but also for clergy and caregivers in any setting.

During the interview, their questions brought back so many wonderful memories like playing with doctor kits as a child, getting to pray over a group of adorable tweens, and the prayer that changed my life. They asked about my work at Grace Medical Home some years ago and my current work as a coach to help doctors thrive in a broken system.

It was a fun interview and I hope you enjoy it!

Dr Mari

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