Stephanie Coulter, M.D.: What’s the best advice your mother ever gave you?
In honor of Mother’s Day, TMC News asked members of the Texas Medical Center community: What’s the best advice your mother ever gave you?
“I went back to work within a week of having a baby. I had a bunch of stuff going on. My mother was worried that I was going to be a terrible mother. She said, ‘You can’t have it all at one time. It doesn’t mean you can’t have it all. You just have to pace yourself.’
My mother gave me that great advice when I was 32, but I gave it to my daughter in college the other day because she was trying to do too much. I told her, ‘You can’t do it all at one time. You can’t take too many classes, run Division I, expect to be great at everything, sleep and eat. You’re going to run out of time.’”
—STEPHANIE COULTER, M.D.
Director of the Center for Women’s Heart and Vascular Health at Texas Heart Institute