We had the good fortune of connecting with Margaret Hampton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Margaret, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Being a mother of two boys and married balance is always something I am looking to find- until recently. What I have learned is that balance is a good goal to have but it’s never actually attainable. I have found that when work is going great and business is full, I slip behind in being a fully present mother, and visa versa, When I give my all to mothering, work suffers. So the answer for me is to give myself grace in knowing that it all can’t be smooth and perfect and to let myself off the hook. I do my best where I can and try to just ride the ebb and flow that life always provides.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
While I was finishing my Master’s program I knew I wanted to work on a medical team treating patients with the best of Eastern and Western medical modalities. I am still proud to this day that I found the place in Boulder with the best reputation for integrative/functional medicine and walked in with my resume in my hand and asked for an interview. Many people have asked me how I got to be part of such a great practice and my response always is “because I asked!”
Dr. Brunschwig began practicing integrative and functional medicine before there was even a term for it. I know I wanted my business a part of vision different that standard care medicine in that we seek the root of the disease or illness, without just treating the symptoms. Eastern Medicine is highly sophisticated and is capable of treating a variety of disease and imbalances, and I wanted to be a part of bringing this awareness to the greater public by being a part of reputable name in the area for medicine. It is so exciting that when a patient walks in our door, the breadth of medical knowledge inside our office is ready to help people heal on a variety of levels. We share information and data readily with each other to optimize patient care and forever learning and growing as practitioners. I believe this model of medicine should be the standard.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There are so many fantastic spots in Denver! I love having a quiet meal in the quaint neighborhood of 17th Ave., followed by a stroll through City Park. A wonderful afternoon can be spent of course in the 5 Points area, spying the art, eating at Il Posto and having a cocktail on the Ramble Inn’s rooftop patio. it can’t be a complete trip to Denver without heading down the funky shops of Broadway, trying on vintage clothes and eyeing eclectic housewares. I used to leave in Highlands/Sloan Lake neighborhood so we’d meander up there for a lunch a walk around the lake and dinner at El Five over-looking the city. Lastly, you can’t have a visitor and not take them to Red Rocks. Either for a morning sunrise or a sunset, it’s an absolute must.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I owe my Shoutout to mostly my husband, but also my co-workers to a large extent. My husband and I had our first baby when I was in my Master’s program. It was a lot of juggling of schedules and time. He also owns his own business and we really had to work as a team so I could complete my degree. A few years later, another baby and my doctoral program. He has been my rock and my biggest advocate. Secondly, my colleagues have been amazing. We are family medical practice and truly try to live our mission which is to put family first and give each other support and kindness through all of the demands of life. I think partially why we are a thriving practice that achieves great results in treating illness is that we treat and honor the whole person, whether they are a patient or a colleague.
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