Last week, I received a letter from Claudia, a 41 year old female doctor working in an Accident & Emergency department in a central London hospital.
“Dear Carole, I feel trapped in a mundane existence. I feel that I am stuck; my life is out of control and I am going nowhere! When I first started out, I believed that a better life was possible. I dreamed of achieving great things and living a life full of value and purpose. I wanted to become a great doctor and make a difference to society – there was nothing more important to me. However, over the years, the demands and frustrations of the job have crushed my dreams and I have now settled for an unremarkable existence, having lost my vision for the future. Can you help me to get off this endless treadmill onto a new, more rewarding path?” Continue reading