For most of my adult life, I have searched for things to help me to heal from loss. My father died when I was only four years old at a time that I was unable to process or understand much of what had happened. My next major loss occurred when I was in my second year of medical school and my grandmother, with whom I was very close, died before I was finished needing her. Both instances were so hard to understand, at least the why part. It seemed so unfair. I needed both of these people in my life and what was I to do without them. Coping with the loss of my grandmother was done as an adult, however, frequently I felt like the same child that was fatherless at a very young age.
Both of these experiences made such a powerful impact on my life that I have made a career out of supporting people who are grieving their losses. Something that I learned unexpectedly was that supporting others in their grief, helped me, as well. This has become a very special part of my medical practice. Loss is so universal, yet, one does not think much about it until it is very personal.
So, I never thought about having this great benefit of healing from supporting others. People are so appreciative, yet, I really have received such connection with someone who is suffering and missing their loved one, just like me when my grandmother died and my dad died. It is my blessing to be of service.
Thank you for allowing me to sit beside you and share in your suffering.
I think about the people in my life that I love right now and how special they are to me. I want to appreciate them now and let them know how much they mean to me.
Welcome to my new Web Site! I am a Family Physician living in the Midwest and have been working in healthcare most of my adult life and for the past 20 years as a doctor. As my experience of healthcare becomes more challenging and complex, for my patients, it has become more chaotic and difficult to find help when they need it. One thing that does stand out for me is that adequate healthcare does not equal wholeness or happiness. I talk with patients every day who appear healthy yet are having headaches, muscle aches, gastrointestinal difficulties, abdominal pain, stress. They are missing something. They are not happy. They have no passion or meaning in their lives. The advantage to being a Family Physician is that I have many long term relationships with my patients. This is very beneficial in building trust with my patients and being someone who can listen to the fears and sufferings that many people face. I have learned to believe in the power of healing the human heart. It is so incredibly powerful to be listened to and to be heard. This is the purpose of this blog, to encourage and inspire those who are suffering. I am begining to believe that the Universe wants us to be happy. Regardless of where you are in your life at this moment, healing is available to you, literally, just a breath away…
Close your eyes and take three deep breaths while focusing on a golden light located at your heart. Imagine that light breathing along with your breaths.