The biggest thing for me is compassion. Having compassion for myself is very challenging for me. I find it easier to be compassionate to my patients, my staff, my loved ones than I do, deep down, to myself.
But it’s a huge personal value for me, because I was my own worst critic. I was trying to do so much in achieving and succeeding by all these criteria I had. It was really when I started to see myself in a far kinder, more compassionate light, that I would just say to myself, like, Are you just trying your best? Just ease up. – Dr. Sally Safa
“Being true to myself and having self-compassion.”
“Knowing that everyone is fighting their own battles.”
“I want people to be honest, so I need to be honest myself.”
“I owe it to my family to be my best, because they rely on me.”
“Remembering the web of connection: What we do to one person affects others.”
“My hope and belief that if I follow through with those values, I can…