Saturday, July 13, 2019

Recent & Upcoming Events, Including Official Book Launch!

It's been a very full and meaningful few weeks since the release of my fourth book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine. I am so grateful for the extremely positive response from so many physicians, residency directors, attendings, residents, medical students, physicians in practice, medical school faculty, and other clinicians. I have also been so touched by the many people who have purchased copies to give as gifts to their physicians! It has been heartwarming to dedicate those books to my colleagues knowing they will receive such an encouraging and valuable gift from patients who appreciate and value them. How special!

These physicians will be able to use the book as an encouraging, inspiring, practical resource throughout their careers. After a long journey full of obstacles and challenges that could have easily derailed and halted its publication, the book is already making a difference among my colleagues. I couldn't be happier!

Here's an abridged summary of recent and upcoming events that links to my new website. This includes information about the official book launch, which will take place August 4th in Winter Park, Florida. I'm also thrilled to have started a book study with female physicians in Orlando. Our first meeting was inspiring, hopeful, healing ... and I can't wait to read through the book and work on the practical exercises together!

Yes, I plan to use my book, too, as the coaching manual it is, especially as I enter into an exciting season of serving my colleagues, residents, medical students, hospitals, clinics, and the entire medical team in new ways now that the book is available. Truth is, we would all benefit from such a resource!

Thank you to the wonderful women who contributed so much to the success of our first meeting this week. If you are a female physician (MD, DO, or MBBS) in the Orlando area and would like to join us, please let me know here.

Earlier this month, I wrote a July 1st message for new interns, residents, and all physicians. You may read it here, and feel free to share it with others. We're all in this together!

Joyfully,
Dr. Mari (Amaryllis)

Monday, May 27, 2019

My New Book is Now Available!!

TODAY IS THE DAY! 

My book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine, is NOW AVAILABLE!!!

https://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781545654286&HC_ISBN=

It's been a tremendous privilege to research, write, and work on this project for years, including pursuing further training (beyond being a Board-certified family physician) as a health and wellness coach, in leadership coaching, and in targeted coaching to prevent physician burnout and support my colleagues on a journey to greater meaning and joy.     I have learned so much from my colleagues. This resource is an expression of my gratitude for you your dedication, unswerving commitment to our patients, and excellence and my desire to bless, encourage, and empower each of you!
The book is interactive, practical, and hopeful as well as a call to action. I remind physicians of the sacrifices we made to become physicians and of the privilege we have to care for our patients in what remains a noble profession!

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FROM THE BACK COVER

 

Written by a physician still navigating the dizzying reality of our healthcare crisis, this book inspires a proactive journey toward personal wellness, professional fulfillment, and a deeper sense of meaning. Fully informed yet not disheartened by modern hurdles, Dr. Sánchez confronts barriers and highlights what must be done to preserve the patient-physician relationship, restore our hearts, and rekindle the sacred in our noble profession.

Thank you for helping spread the word about this unique resource for physicians, medical students, residents, fellows, medical schools, training programs, hospitals ... and all who love and work alongside these dedicated professionals!

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My new website is now live; check it out HERE!

Special thanks to my wonderful husband and children and to so many friends who are like family for your loving support and encouragement throughout the writing process! A special heartfelt thanks to every one of you in my support team during unexpected challenges that transformed both the book and its author! Thank you to all who reviewed the manuscript and offered such valuable input. And my deep gratitude to every physician who reviewed the manuscript and offered advice and encouragement and such lovely endorsements of the book and my work on behalf of physicians and patients. The journey has been long and full of obstacles and, yet, here we are!! Just like our training: every drop of sweat and tears and all the long nights are worth it to experience the joy that awaits in the morning

I am thrilled to share this unique resource. I have not seen another book like it, so I pray it is read by everyone who needs it (and by leaders in medical schools, residency programs, and hospitals who can make it accessible to those who need it but may not otherwise know about it!). My sincere hope is that this book will help transform the culture of medicine while equipping and inspiring my colleagues in their daily lives and workfor their benefit and that of our patients.

Be well, and thanks for helping me spread the word!

Dr. Mari (Amaryllis)

P.S. Contact me HERE with your feedback, comments, and questions, and share the link to the book with your family, friends, and colleagues! 

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

My New Book is Coming Soon!

UPDATE: This unique, interactive resource is Now Available! It's the perfect gift for graduating and new medical students, interns, residents, and physicians in practice. See what physician leaders are saying about it HERE!
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It is with tremendous JOY I announce that my new book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine, is coming this May 2019!

https://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781545654286&HC_ISBN=


After years of research, writing, and revisions, the book is now around the corner, and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. As you know, I have now been speaking to physicians, medical students, residents, and health professionals for over a decade, even before physician burnout was talked about like it is now. All these years of interacting with hundreds of physicians one-one-one before and after my presentations have equipped me with so much knowledge and awareness to add to my twenty-five years in medicine and leadership that began when I served as chief resident and as president of the Florida Association of Family Medicine Residents.  

It's been a tremendous privilege I have learned so much from my colleagues. This resource is an expression of my gratitude for you your dedication, your unswerving commitment to our patients, and your excellence and my deep desire to bless, encourage, and empower each of you!

The book is practical and hopeful as well as a call to action. I remind physicians of the sacrifices we made to become physicians and of the privilege we have to care for our patients in what remains a noble profession!

FROM THE BACK COVER

Written by a physician still navigating the dizzying reality of our healthcare crisis, this book inspires a proactive journey toward personal wellness, professional fulfillment, and a deeper sense of meaning. Fully informed yet not disheartened by modern hurdles, Dr. Sánchez confronts barriers and highlights what must be done to preserve the patient-physician relationship, restore our hearts, and rekindle the sacred in our noble profession.

Thank you for helping spread the word about this upcoming resource for physicians, medical students, residents, fellows, medical schools, training programs, health systems ... and all who love and work alongside these dedicated professionals!

To receive a notice as soon as the book is available, let us know HERE!

My new website is now live; check it out HERE!

Thank you for your loving support and encouragement throughout the writing process! It's been long and difficult and full of obstacles and, yet, here we are!! Just like our training: every drop of sweat and tears and all the long nights are worth it to experience the joy that awaits in the morning

There is a morning ahead for every physician who is burned out, burning out, or recovering from burnout. Yep. That's all of us right there, I know! Stay encouraged, find your tribe, and continue to rely on one another just like you did in training! 

If the system continues to disempower and undervalue physicians despite our sacrifices and expertise, then it is time for physicians to empower one another.

That is what I am here to do, and that is what this book will accomplish for our profession. I can't wait.

Stay encouraged!

Dr. Mari
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.  
Psalm 30:5