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Mindset Secrets of Female Leaders
Written by Dr. Romie on Mar 8, 2018
Mind Tags: emotional resiliencefemale physicianmindful leadershipstress managementwomen leaderswomens health

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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3 Secrets To Overcoming Emotional Eating
Written by Dr. Romie on Apr 15, 2016
Mind Tags: Weight LossIntegrative NutritionHolistic Healthemotional resilienceemotional eating

What are you craving right now?

Tell me, what do crave in those moments? You know "those moments."

In a world of mindfulness, the goal is to live in the present moment without judgement to attachment.

"Those moments" are created by situations in our lives that trigger negative emotions in our brains. With negative emotions such as depression, fear, anxiety, or guilt it can be difficult to detach from the story, situation, and our associated moods. My go-to food in those moments are centered around vitamin C.  Not citrus. Chocolate.

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Finding Hope In An Empty Nest
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 24, 2015
Mindful Living Tags: Stressmedia expert analystgriefemotional resiliencedepression

The time of year is upon us, back to school stress and for others realizing that empty nest syndrome is a pain like no other.  Several of my friends sent children off to college, and they find themselves alone for the first time in 18 years. I watched feeling like a helpless friend, silently praying for the parents and jumping for joy for their children’s dreams. 

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Are You A Drama Queen (or King)?
Written by Dr. Romie on Jul 20, 2015
Mind Tags: Self-EmpowermentmindfulnessMindemotional resilience

Have you been accused of being a drama queen? Your emotions live on a roller coaster zooming between ecstatic elation and dreary gloom. It is a given that you cry at romantic comedy movies, and your relationships mimic the theatrics displayed by the Real Housewives.  

New brain research finds that your inherited genetic tendencies from your parents may be partly to blame.

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