Being a physician is not easy by any means. We live in a fast paced world, that is just getting faster and faster.
We are constantly bombarded with messages for work or play, and other sounds from the world around us.
As for physicians, we are like race car drivers…always going at our top speed!
We need to learn to pump the breaks before we crash into the wall of burnout.
I spoke with Rita Farruggia, who has experience in corporate America in marketing. She is no stranger to a fast paced life and taking work home. Yet, she made the transition to living a balanced life. She is self taught, and took her passion for living a wellness lifestyle and created
She goes over very simple ways to practice self care throughout the day, and how to be efficient [something we physicians love to do] while doing so.

She has resources on her page @ [journal, meditations].
-Rejuvenate to refill your cup.
-Forgive yourself for Procrastination.
-Get to know ourselves better and realize what are the roots behind our behavior? What’s the motivation behind our behavior based on the life conditioning, based on the experiences that we’ve had. That, so that we can actually understand our psyches more.
Better the relationship with yourself.
-Ask yourself, what is the cost of this behavior?
Self care is not selfish!

Rita Farrugia is a Self-Care/self-love/happiness expert. Rita is the founder & CEO of, which is a wellness e-commerce site devoted to providing organic Self-Care products to amplify your wellness so you can be happy being well. has a mission of being the #1 Self-Care Community in North America.

Rita’s mission is to awaken people to their love, teaching them how to reprogram their subconscious to align with truth through creating a daily Self-Care practice. It is through a commitment to a daily Self-Care practice that we can eliminate the noise of the world, stress, anxiety, and our rapid thoughts. This allows us to be able to align with our personal truth, love, clarity, focus, intuition, and confidence. This process allows us to know who we are, deepens our compassion and ability to love ourselves and others. This is the reason Rita is committed to providing the best natural products you will love to use and wear whether it’s luxurious active-wear leggings to work out or meditate in, clean skincare, or creating a luxurious at-home spa feeling with salt lamps, crystal book-ends, aromatherapy diffusers, natural essential oils, natural candles, all-natural facial masks, crystals and much more at offers the tools/products, free educational resources, and inspiration to use in your daily spiritual and wellness practices.

Improving The Most Important Relationship—With Yourself. Self Care Is Not Selfish. &Raquo; Posttofbgreatfaceshot

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Sapna Shah-Haque Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, MD is a board certified Internal Medicine physician. She was born and raised in Kansas, and attended medical school at the University of Kansas [KU] School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at KU-Wichita as well. After experiencing burnout herself, and watching other physician colleagues burn out, it became a passion of hers to look into different aspects of burnout. While the system does need to change, as it is broken, this podcast is a way to reach physicians and possibly shed light on what is not an isolated situation.