My guest today is Frieda Wiley, PharmD. Join us as we discuss her book Telecommuting Psychosis: From Surviving to Thriving While Working in Your Pajama Pants. This is part 12 of 15 in my Pharmacist Authors Summer Series.
Bio (Summer 2023)
Frieda Wiley, PharmD is a pharmacist-turned-medical writer and journalist who has written for publications like O, The Oprah Magazine, WebMD, and US News in addition to corporations, universities and the National Institutes of Health. A telecommuter for more than a decade, she has spent eight years researching the effects of working from home on physical and mental health. She shares her findings and experiences in her Amazon-bestselling book, Telecommuting Psychosis: From Surviving to Thriving While Working in Your Pajama Pants available on Amazon, BN.com, and other outlets.
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Highlights from the interview
Dr. Frieda Wiley explained her experience with remote pharmacist work from 2012 to present. In the beginning, she thought that transitioning from in-person work to remote work would be seamless. Unfortunately, it was not seamless for her. Video conferencing was not common in 2012, and she felt isolated. Although video conferencing is common now, remote work can feel isolating.
There is no clinical criteria for telecommuting psychosis, as of May 2023. Therefore, Dr. Wiley shared her own definition during the interview. How much a telecommuter struggles depends on their personality type and the nature of their work.
The audience for this book is telecommuters, career-development professionals, creatives, entrepreneurs, researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists, anyone who has a sedentary job (ex: truck drivers), and clinicians in the mental health space.
Dr. Wiley read a sample from Chapter 3: “Nine Major Myths About Telecommuting.”
You can buy the book on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and by request at independent bookstores. At some point, Dr. Wiley would like to narrate the audiobook.
“There’s no shame in seeking help in the mental health space,” according to Dr. Wiley. As with most 12-step programs, admitting there’s a problem is the first step.
Although Dr. Wiley describes the features of telecommuting psychosis in her book, she also shares data, resources, her story, a screening questionnaire, and solutions for successful telecommuting.
Dr. Wiley is working on a 3-book Women in Politics series for children. The books will highlight women who ran for president before Hillary Clinton. It was Dr. Wiley’s childhood dream to write children’s books.
Links from this episode
Freelance Medical and Science Writing website https://friedawiley.com/
Book Web Page: https://friedawiley.com/books
Instagram @ drfriedawiley
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Dates, authors, and book titles in the Pharmacist Authors Series
(Part 1 of 15) June 5, Introduction to the Pharmacist Authors Series (Episode 220)
Part 5 of 15) June 19, The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast Episode 224 Interview with Sue Ojageer, PharmD on her children’s book The Pharma Heroes: The Power of Precision Medicine
(Part 7 of 15) June 26, The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast Episode 226: Interview with Christina Fontana, PharmD about her book Moving Beyond the Counter: Elevating into Heart-Centered Health Care through Entrepreneurship
(Part 8 of 15) June 30, The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast Episode 227: Interview with Jade L. Ranger, PharmD, about her book Mustard Seed Mentality: Unscripted Pearls of Wisdom from a Wife, Mother, and Entrepreneur
(Part 9 of 15) July 7, The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast Episode 229: Interview with RDML Pam Schweitzer, PharmD and her daughter Amy Graves about their children’s book Alice and Jack Hike the Grand Canyon
(Part 10 of 15) July 10, The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast Episode 230: Interview with Cory Jenks, PharmD about his book Permission to Care: Building a Healthcare Culture That Thrives in Chaos
(Part 11 of 15) July 14, The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast Episode 231: Interview with Donna Bartlett, PharmD about her book MedStrong: Shed Your Meds for a Better, Healthier You – Aging Well Through Deprescribing
(Part 12 of 15) July 17, Interview with Frieda Wiley, PharmD about her book Telecommuting Psychosis: From Surviving to Thriving While Working in Your Pajama Pants. Plus, we touch on her 3 children’s books in development.
(Part 13 of 15) July 21, Interview with Tim Ulbrich, PharmD about his book Seven Figure Pharmacist: How to Maximize Your Income, Eliminate Debt, and Create Wealth
(Part 14 of 15) July 24, Interview with LaQuoia Johnson, PharmD about her book How Rxacism Manifests Inside the Small World of Pharmacy
(Part 15 of 15) July 28, Pharmacist Authors Series wrap-up (solo show)
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