Evidence-Based Muscle: The Carbo-load.

For the past 4 months, I have been training for the Boston Marathon. My weekends off have consisted of running 16-20 miles through sub-zero wind chills, snowstorms, and unseasonable warmth.  Even with the unpredictable weather, I have thoroughly enjoyed my preparation. After living in Boston for 4 years and spending much of my time in the … Continue reading Evidence-Based Muscle: The Carbo-load.

403(b)s and 401(k)s – The marathon from residency to retirement.

C/C: Altered Financial Status HPI: A 27 year-old EM intern presents to the hospital for orientation. He has $200,000 in student loans. While at orientation, he learned about the many benefits offered by his employer. They include a 403(b) retirement plan, health/dental care, and a subsidized gym membership. He has no idea what a 403(b) … Continue reading 403(b)s and 401(k)s – The marathon from residency to retirement.

Pause for the Cause: 5 Tips to Improve Your Outlook Not Requiring Yoga Pants

When I say mindfulness, what do you think of? Did granola, yoga teachers, NPR, and Whole Foods pop into your head? That’s OK; at least you’re honest. I felt the same way before incorporating mindfulness practice into my day. Now, I am a convert. The medical literature contains many studies that demonstrate clinical improvement for … Continue reading Pause for the Cause: 5 Tips to Improve Your Outlook Not Requiring Yoga Pants

IRAs and Delayed Gratification

More Delayed Gratification…Retirement Accounts! Physicians know delayed gratification. As a student, resident, and attending you say “no” to many weddings, birthdays, family get-togethers, and weekend events. Your mental fortitude is a well-developed muscle. Similar to your medical career, financial planning requires a disciplined approach. Today, we are going to discuss IRAs. First, a personal note, … Continue reading IRAs and Delayed Gratification