Dr. Jackie Huntly

Lead from Within: Paying Attention to the Space Inside

If someone asked you to describe your “inner self”, how would you respond? Would you stay silent, be confused, feel irritated, begin to babble or simply ignore the question? In many ways it is extraordinarily strange, yet extraordinarily common that we resist taking the time to understand and reflect on the innermost workings of the …

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Physician Career Change: Beware the “Sunk Cost Fallacy”.

After years of education and training the meaning and purpose of medicine deeply embeds itself in the “DNA” of physicians. Burnout was already at an all-time high in physicians prior to the pandemic, and has only worsened since its onset. For some physicians, despite their best efforts, their desire to practice medicine, particularly in the …

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Ingenious Solutions- “The Medici Effect”

Reading The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson triggered visceral moments of excitement, resonance and inspiration within me. No discipline thrives without innovation. Being open to the knowledge and experience of diverse fields of endeavor not only stimulates novel ways of thinking, but promotes the spirit of collaboration. I believe it was around the time I first read …

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A Physician turned Artist Transcends Boundaries

The Artist Within I recently read the fascinating story of Dr. Gindi, a German/Egyptian physician turned sculptor. She traveled the world as a general practitioner before shifting her life into that of an artist, studying at the Florence Academy of Art. Although she states that this may not be the most expected transition for a physician, she …

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