Smooth Sailing Life Metaphor

“A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilled Sailer”

In the struggle to balance her own life as a mother, academic physician and spouse, Dr. Worley’s Nautical Metaphor crystallized for her. The metaphor teaches immediate relief and solutions for being overwhelmed, stressed-out and out-of-balance. Dr. Worley has been teaching it, testing it and refining it for over two decades and has been affectionately called, “the sail boat lady” by graduating medical students.    © 1994  Linda L.M. Worley MD

About Dr. Worley’s Trainings:

Places
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  • U.C. Davis, Sacramento, CA
  • Tulane, New Orleans, LA
  • Harvard, Boston, MA
  • Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
  • Brown, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN
  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • Oklahoma University, College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
  • University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
Audiences
  • Youth Groups
  • College Students
  • Medical Students, their Families & their Significant Others
  • Physicians in Academics
  • Multiple Specialties of Physicians in Private Practice
  • Interdisciplinary Healthcare Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinary Students
  • Public
  • Veterans
Life Purpose
  • Living the Life You’ve Always Dreamed of: A Metaphor for Getting There
  • Smooth Sailing Life: Tips for Staying On Course in Demanding Conditions
  • Thriving in the Midst of Stressful Seas
  • Creating a World Class Fleet of Academicians: Navigating the Challenges at Sea
  • Charting Your Life Course for College Students
  • Wellness for Professionals: Living the Life You’ve Always Dreamed of ~ A Metaphor for Getting There
Burnout
  • Burned Out and Overextended: Thriving Despite it All
  • Fueling Your Fire vs. Burning Out! Survival Tips in the Trenches
  • Steady as a Rock in Turbulent Times: Recognizing, Addressing and Overcoming Horizontal Hostility
  • Authentic Power: A Critical Ingredient for Success
  • Thriving Despite it All: Physician Stress Management
  • Practical Survival Tools for Dealing with Difficult Colleagues
Life Balance
  • Achieving that Elusive Balance: Searching for Solutions
  • Finding a Balance in Life: Achieving Your Optimal Career and Life Satisfaction
  • Physicians, Life Balance and Marital Fulfillment: An Oxymoron?
  • Balancing Our Personal & Professional Lives: The Secrets to Finding Inner Peace & Contentment or Is It Mission Impossible?
  • So You Want to Be a Doctor… and Live a Life of No Regrets
  • Achieving the Ultimate Success: A Spectacular Career and Life
Stress
  • Stress Management Do’s & Don’ts for the Young Professional
  • Thriving Despite the Stress: Tips for Living a Life of No Regrets
  • Living Your Best Life: Managing Despite it All! Stress Reduction Tips!
  • So Stressed You Couldn’t Relax if Your Life Depended on It
  • Thriving in Turbulent Times
  • Salvaging the Careers of Disruptive Docs: Mission Impossible?

Live a life of no regrets, filled with love and meaning. Thrive under stress, balance your life and honor your cherished values.