It’s 2021 and it is time to find harmony in your life. This year is supposed to be different…and it still can be. That’s why Empowering Veterinary Teams and Get MotiVETed came together to create ClinLife-21- a book that mixes the clinical skills with life skills. Within these pages lies wisdom, insight, humor, and maybe, just maybe that one piece that resonates to your very core.
We know the value of a life well-lived and a career well learned and set out to show the interconnectedness of the two in ClinLife-21. This book weaves together the clinical and life skills we all need to find wholeness, hence the title ClinLife. Throughout these 21 chapters, you’ll find insight into the authors’ own careers and lives and glimpse their journey to MindFULLness. By the end of the book, you’ll have a host of new tools in your kit to improve your wellbeing and clinical skills separately, and of course together.
We have intentionally kept this book short and light to improve its ease of reading and usefulness. It is a reference that you can keep with you physically or electronically at all times. In your moments of struggle or doubt, this guidebook will serve to do just that, guide you. Remember though as you are reading this book that the authors didn’t understand all of this in one day or even one year. There is a reason they call medicine a ‘practice’ and the same applies to life.
Don’t attempt to make all these changes at once and don’t stop revisiting these ideas, tweaking your approach, and of course, practicing. Happy reading. This book is your first step to finding harmony in your ClinLife!