I still remember the day I received the results. "The baby tested positive for Down Syndrome." When the woman told me that I was having a girl, I collapsed to the floor and burst into tears. I was growing this precious life inside of me and was in love with her already. I was also suddenly afraid of all the unknowns.
In the hyper-active, turbo-charged, fast-paced world that we live in today, time just simply seems to fly by. Not only are we trying to keep up with work, busy careers and all that's happening in our personal and social lives, but more than anything we're also trying to just simply keep up with ourselves.
Just because you're in the field of holistic health does not mean you need to stay sequestered in holistic health media, or even in health media. By thinking expansively and creatively about who you are, what you do, and whom you serve, you can position yourself as relevant for a diverse cross-section of media.
When we acknowledge our humanity and express our vulnerability; when those of us in leadership positions create the space for others to do so as well; and when we establish daily practices to cultivate serenity and harmony in our lives, we take care of our own hearts, and in doing so, have the power to restore the heart of medicine -- a win-win situation for both doctors and patients.