I’m here to introduce you to a different sort of episode this week – which has a part one – which is what you will hear today – and a part two – released to you next week. Because I want to start sharing with you a little bit more personal and let you know what is going on behind the scenes. I have found myself at a bit of a crossroads wondering whether or not I need to leave the medical profession, and luckily enough I have a friend – Sarah Weiler – who hosts a podcast called ‘Knowing When To Quit’ – because quitting or ending anything – brings up A LOT of emotions. And may or may not be what is required at any given moment. It is tricky terrain to navigate – and Sarah is here to help us do just that.

I really hope you enjoy the insight from these episodes and get a better understanding of where I am coming from and how I want to support you all moving forward.

Excerpt from Sarah’s Podcast:

I’m so excited about today’s episode, which is part 1 of a 2-part series with Dr. Jude Galea- she’s an A+E doctor of 20 years, the founder of the Witchy Women platform- and host of the podcast Dr. Body Mind Soul, both of which help people inform themselves about alternative therapies away from western medicine. Jude is changing the conversation about medicine and is in the process of going through a big personal transformation with her identity as a doctor.

The episode you’re going to hear today was recorded exactly a year ago in May 2022 when Jude was taking a break from being an A+E doctor and living in Mexico, setting up her business.

At this point a year ago, she’s very much still weighing up whether she should leave the medical profession and can see the pros and cons of both leaving and staying.

In next week’s episode, we will see where she has got to one year on in terms of the decision to leave.

The process of putting these two episodes together side by side really highlights to me just how hard the decision to quit can be. It’s rarely an overnight decision, it’s complex and it can take a lot of processing.

Thank you, Jude, for sharing your story and allowing us to accompany you in your exploration of what it means for you to quit or remain in the medical field.

In this episode, we discuss:

·     Jude’s relationship with being ‘a doctor’ and why she decided to be a doctor.

·     When she first wanted to quit medicine

·     What medicine HAS given her over the years and why she’s stayed

·     Jude’s exploration of alternative therapies and what she’s doing to change the narrative

·     What we mean by ‘healing’ and how the body works naturally

·     Jude’s experience with plant medicine and how it informed her decision to leave

Jude’s website: drbodymindsoul.com

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