The Big Sick: Best Film To Tell The Truth About Having a Sick Loved One

The Big Sick, the film comedian Kumail Nanjiani delivered with his wife, Emily V. Gordon, did not win Best Original Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards. That honor went to the searing and timely Get Out, and rightfully so, given the award is meant for stories that spring from the mind fully-formed, like the goddess Athena. The Big Sick is a more dramatic retelling of real life — Gordon’s battle with adult Still’s disease (also known as the scariest thing I saw in medical residency) — and Nanjiani’s awkward bonding with her parents — difficult enough without the object of your affection in a coma. But the film deserves … Continue reading The Big Sick: Best Film To Tell The Truth About Having a Sick Loved One

How to Find a Financial Advisor (And Why You Need One)

Financial advisors and wealth managers are not just for rich people or for investing in llama futures and bitcoin loan sharks. Health professionals have complicated financial lives. Huge debts, job search expenses, salary negotiations, moving costs, nanny salaries, high rents and mortgages near the medical center, wedding expenses, and even unforeseen costs like car accidents can make investing and saving for retirement seem decades away, but a wise planner can be a great resource while a veterinarian or anesthesiologist concentrates on her practice. Good financial planners excel at calming their clients down, getting clients sorted out with insurance policies (that … Continue reading How to Find a Financial Advisor (And Why You Need One)

Happy Thanksgiving: Setting and Maintaining Family Boundaries [Especially for Asian and South Asian Families]

“You have to come visit us every weekend with the kids, because we took care of you when you were little.” “Spend only $300 per year on clothes. You don’t need to impress anyone in your office.” “Of course I called that manager at Google. I had to find out why they didn’t hire my son after the last interview.” Every day, thousands of people sit on couches in their therapists’ offices , learning they lack boundaries in their interpersonal relationships. Whether it is a parent controlling the life of a self-sufficient adult child, a wife belittling her husband’s hobbies, or … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving: Setting and Maintaining Family Boundaries [Especially for Asian and South Asian Families]