082: A Voice For Wellness & Sustainable Happiness In The Vet World w/ Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson
A prominent figure in the vet world and advocate for veterinary people, Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson is a voice for wellness and sustainable happiness in the veterinary world. With a career spanning over 20 years, Kim has dabbled in both large and small animal practice before finding a home in the pharmaceutical industry.
Today Kim is getting real about anxiety, depression, and the importance of cultivating the ability to deal with all of the emotions that come with a full life. Despite her predisposition to look on the negative side, Kim makes an effort every day to retrain her brain and focus on the positive. If you take away one thing from this episode, it should be that you are normal, you are not broken and you are not alone.
By working to walk away from the ‘name, blame and judge’ and towards the ‘recognize, embrace and connect’, Kim can help you recognize your sinkers and ballons and stay connected to everything around you. The information you learn on this episode will provide strategies to help you learn from the burns of life instead of letting them overwhelm you.
Are you ready to burn through instead of burn out? Share what you related to the most in Kim’s story in the comments below.
In This Episode
The importance of dwelling on happy memories instead of the loss
Finding what you need internally instead of relying on others to give it to you
How to follow your unique path by recognizing your triggers and staying connected
Ways to leverage self-forgiveness as the foundation for career longevity
Recognizing your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual balloons and sinkers
“I learned to recognize that I have anxiety, recognize that I have fear, recognize that I am scared because I don't have control over something. And then I embrace it instead of fighting it.” (7:55)
“I think I’ve learned a lot about life as a veterinarian, I’ve learned a lot about death from being a veterinarian, and it's not that I’m okay with it and I just want it to come, but I’ve accepted it because I see it and I have to support it.” (15:28)
“You are normal and you are not broken and you are not alone and I see you.” (22:20)
“I can't expect someone to give me what I need to hear, I need to give it to myself.” (33:01)
“I was getting so many requests to be out there helping that I couldn't do my job and those requests together. So I had to make a decision. And the decision was to walk away from financial security and dive in and start this movement.” (36:08)