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The Wishbeads Podcast

Hosted by Alexa Fischer.

Episode 91 | Jessie Mahoney, M.D. on Transforming Physician Wellness

In this episode of the Wishbeads Podcast, I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jessie Mahoney. She's a board-certified pediatrician who is now a full-time certified physician coach and physician wellness leader.  She coaches physicians 1:1 and in topic-focused small groups. She leads CME wellness retreats in spectacular locations across California, teaches mindful yoga for healers, and speaks nationally on solutions to the physician wellness dilemma and how to prevent and heal burnout. 

Jessie shared her journey of discovering Wishbeads and how they’ve become a key element in her retreats. From the moment she was gifted her first Wishbeads bracelet, Jessie felt a deep connection to the concept. She detailed how she selects specific stones for each participant, reflecting their personal growth and the challenges they've overcome during the retreat. It’s inspiring to hear how thoughtfully Jessie uses Wishbeads to enhance the retreat experience, making it deeply personal and transformative for each attendee.

Our discussion delved into the significant impact these retreats have on physicians—a group who so often face immense pressure and stress in their daily lives. Jesse highlighted how the retreats serve as a sanctuary for self-reflection and rejuvenation, helping physicians to reconnect with their inner selves and rediscover their passions and motivations. It’s truly moving to see how the integration of Wishbeads can amplify these effects, providing a tangible reminder of their journey and intentions.

I was recently thrilled to learn that her wish of opening her own retreat center is coming true! To learn more, visit her website and find her on Facebook and Instagram.

Dr. Mahoney worked for more than 17 years as a Pediatrician, Site Chief of Pediatrics, and Chief of Physician Wellness at The Permanente Medical Group/Kaiser Permanente Northern California (2002-2020.)  She graduated from Dartmouth College and earned her medical degree from UCSF. She is a mom of 3 young adult sons and a new grandma.