Being an Introvert in an Extroverted World

When I was an awkward teenager, I thought that being an introvert was a bad thing. It was at that age where you just want people to like you, and surely people will like someone who is fun, outgoing and ‘extroverted’? I was the shy, quiet girl who preferred a good book to a night […]

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Saying No

Hi, I’m Gen, and I’m a people pleaser. Yip. I’m a “yes sure, no problem” kinda gal. When someone asks me to do something, my instinctual response is to say yes. Hey Gen, can you please see another 10 patients before you go? Hey Gen, can you please be in charge of drawing up the […]

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Patience with Patients

In South Africa we have something called the Patient’s Rights Charter. It is a set of rights and responsibilities for all patients, regardless of age, race or social standing, to ensure that all South Africans have access to basic health care. One of the rights that a patient is entitled to is the right to […]

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Breaking Up With Perfectionism

Perfectionism is defined as the refusal to accept any standard short of perfect. The refusal to accept anything that is flawed or faulted. The refusal to accept anything but the best. The trouble is though… Perfect DOES NOT EXIST. There is nothing on this big green planet that is not in some way flawed. Yet […]

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