What I learned on a week long dental mission trip in the Dominican Republic The last time I went on a dental mission trip was when I’d organized one with my classmates back in intern year of dental school in Manipal University. The year was 2013. Our goal was to set up community clinics in… Continue reading El Valle mission trip
It’s that time of the year again, when we begin to wonder how the year has passed us by and we ask ourselves if we have accomplished anything at all. It’s so easy to be hard on yourself when perhaps the 1-2 major goals you had at the beginning of the year don’t seem to… Continue reading Wins of 2021
Although I would sincerely recommend everyone read the book, Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta MD, in its entirety, I couldn’t wait to summarize its key points in a blog post. It has become the most influential book I have read all year and one that has inspired me to make important changes in my day-to-day… Continue reading Keep Sharp
I’ve blogged previously about the differences between mentors, coaches and sponsors, and also about why we all need coaches at different stages of our lives. This blog post is about how to go about finding a coach. I am breaking the process into 5 steps to keep it concise. You need to know what you… Continue reading How do you find a coach?
I began writing when I was only 12 years old; just short stories and some really embarrassing poetry. The goal for writing at the time was to be published in the most important magazine of the 90’s. In the Middle East, for a third culture kid like myself, Young Times was the epitome of ‘cool’.… Continue reading Writing and career advancement
I am a general dentist and have been practicing in the States for more than three years. After moving to Silicon Valley, I started working a few days a week in the omnipresent tech industry. I had not anticipated how challenging yet deeply fulfilling my work in healthcare technology would be. Here are a few… Continue reading 4 things the tech industry taught me
In everyone’s life, there appear few milestones that we feel would be insurmountable. And, once you cross them, you do not know what to do on the other side. You never thought you’d get that far in the first place. It happens to all of us. Can you think of when it happened with you… Continue reading Could your dream change?
When colleagues found out I was moving to San Francisco from Seattle, many heavily discouraged me from doing so. ‘Why are you moving to one of the most expensive cities in the world?’ ‘San Francisco is saturated for dentistry; you will be paid less, asked to do hygiene, and that, coupled with high rents, will… Continue reading Moving during the pandemic
I initially met Jessica via the Creative Collective, a support group for women in health care. The group meets monthly, where we share our joys and struggles, side hustles and dreams. This inner circle of women has been fundamental to my growth over the past year alone. It is because of this group, that I… Continue reading Being unapologetically YOU with Dr. Jessica Metcalfe
5 years ago, I wouldn’t have pictured myself going on a retreat, let alone with friends I met on Instagram. As an immigrant with Indian upbringing, going on a wellness retreat seemed self-indulgent. Time out for YOURself? Geez! That mindset has evolved considerably over 2020. Especially, after I went on a retreat with members of… Continue reading Why you should go on a retreat