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Tag: relaxation

Racing Across The Bonneville Salt Flats

By Loree K. Kalliainen, MD, MA, FACS That I have spent many summer vacations on a salt desert in Utah never fails to make me smile. Growing up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, tenting beside a lake, swatting mosquitos, was the norm.  My husband, Kevin Clemens, and I started to go to the Bonneville Salt Flats […]

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Relaxation: It’s A Matter Of “Who”

By Nathan A. Monaco, MD As the junior member of a hand center comprised of six practicing upper extremity surgeons and as the father of three children under the age of six, summertime relaxation for me comes within the context of fulfilling a few responsibilities that I have been fortunate enough to accumulate over the […]

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The Solution: Mini-Vacations

By Jin Bo Tang, MD Relaxation could be rare for a busy surgeon with an academic burden. However, taking one or two weeks away is not uncommon for surgeons in many countries. How could you find relaxation if you do not regularly take vacation or your schedule cannot afford being entirely away from any profession-related activities? […]

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Peace And Balance In Nature

By Mark A. Yaffe, MD Terrariums are self-enclosed ecosystems that are easy to make and, with curator skill, completely self-sustainable for months or years. They have a fantastic inherent Zen. Finding local seasonal plants, mosses and lichens as close as one’s own backyard is an amazing way to slow the pace of life and reflect […]

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