Fang Farrier : Dentist; see also *gnasher basher, *toothwright and top gum
Life behind and beyond the mask.
Discussing tough topics like depression, burnout and suicide alongside nutrition, movement and recovery.
Working on everyday resilience, personal and professional development.
The context is dentistry but applicable to all walks of life.
There’s a certain level of anxiety that comes with starting something new, it has to be there, it informs our body that we’re leaving our comfort zone. It doesn’t feel great it can feel quite uncomfortable, but sometimes, just sometimes we can get away with labelling it as excitement. however, deep down it’s a little bit of fear, just enough to let you know that what you’re doing doesn’t have a guarantee, the result is uncertain. Everything done outside that comfort zone risks failure and it’s a risk we have to be willing to take if we want to grow.
Podcasting is my new thing this week, quite different to video, presenting or writing. The episodes will cover what led to my burnout, how I might have seen it coming, identified it sooner and how I found a way to recover; Things that we weren’t taught at dental school but maybe should have been; and conversations that need to be had but are being tip toed around. an uncensored, no holds barred look at life behind and beyond the mask.
In a year that’s put the ‘I’ in isolation, the need to connect is greater than ever. The need to know that you aren’t alone in this, that there are lessons from each other and all around us.
When I was going through my burnout, I felt it was all my fault, just me. not so much unique as freak, freakishly broken and I thought it was for me alone to fix. If you take nothing else from any of my blogs or podcast, it is that someone else has stood where you stand and leant into the help and experience of others to move through it. Being in that place can feel incredibly lonely.
You are not alone
So stay tuned, episodes coming soon and join the conversation on twitter @fang_farrier