Let’s See Each Other

A few weeks ago, I got an unexpected Facebook message from a fellow mom. 

She’d seen me struggling in the checkout line. I had stopped by the dollar store to grab milk with three grumpy kidlets in tow. I want to share what she wrote because we need more of this in the world, now more than ever. 

“I don’t personally know you but I felt the need to apologize for the way the cashier treated you and your children at the dollar store…as a mom who also has three kids I know you didn’t get to relax and chill at all today either. You were busy…busy being the best mom  you can be!! You stopped by the store to grab a few things with 3 kids who were probably ready for dinner and tired from their long day. I see you momma and you were shining!” 

A-mazing! This small act of mom solidarity still has me smiling weeks later. She took time out of her schedule to reach out and say “Hey, I see you. You’re doing great.” 

Here’s my challenge for all of us: Let’s cultivate some small acts of kindness and help each other feel seen during this crazy time. Send an email to a fellow health professional, call a friend, give your partner a back rub. 

We’re all out here doing the best we can. 

Acknowledging that makes all the difference.

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Errin Weisman DO

Errin Weisman, DO is the self-proclaimed wellness guru on Authentic Medicine. She is a life coach, podcaster and fierce advocate for wellness in medicine. She faced professional burnout early in her career and speaks openly about her story in order to help others, particularly female physicians and working moms, know they are not alone. Dr. Weisman wholeheartedly believes to be a healer, you must first fill your own cup. She lives and practices life coaching and medicine in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer’s wife, athlete and mother of three.You can find out more about Dr. Weisman on her podcast Doctor Me First, her website truthrxs.com or hang out with her on social media @truthrxs. Her podcast is “Doctor Me First”.