Arsenal of a Warrior-Shari’s Story Part II

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Life Defining Experience On the path that is our journey, many people can describe a life defining experience – something that shaped part of their identity or helped them characterize their moral belief system. Sometimes these events or challenges become the very thing prompting them toward faith in their Creator, God. Unfortunately, but occasionally, these … Continue Reading

3 Tools in a Healing Warrior’s Arsenal: Shari’s Story

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Uncommon Valor Over the years, as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I’ve met countless numbers of patients challenged with facing countless numbers of devastating diseases. Some of them stared straight into the eyes of death. They persevered through a tumultuous battle against a potentially fatal diagnosis. But they survived. Their victory is certain testament to … Continue Reading

3 Tips for Rolling with the Seasons Of Life

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Many authors have described the seasons of life as a model that reflects virtually every aspect of human existence. The seasons are cyclical changes in life with temporary but unique attributes. What Are the Seasons of Life? As analogies for the various phases of growth we endure in aging, the seasons represent steps along the … Continue Reading

3 Ways Patient Health Care Advocates Can Help to Navigate the Health Care System

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There’s good news and bad news when it comes to navigating the health care system in America. The good news is that we live in a country with the most technologically advanced medical care in the world. The bad news is, that for our citizens, determining how to best utilize our health care system, in … Continue Reading

The One Place We Forget to Look When Looking For Answers

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Why is it the last place we look, is always where we find something we lost? The question is actually an old riddle. The answer is amusing but not always obvious. It’s the last place we look because once we find what’s lost, we stop looking. Seriously though, when looking for answers to the calamities … Continue Reading

3 Areas Of Our Healed Selves

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Throughout my career in medicine as a physician, physical therapist, and patient, I’ve recognized that total body wellness requires the healing of our physical, mental, and spiritual selves. All three aspects are affected by trauma or disease, and unless they’re functioning optimally, with synchronicity, some part of our being is unbalanced, and the whole self … Continue Reading

5 Stages of Grief: The Effects of Tragedy and Loss

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In my previous post, I shared my candid thoughts about when bad things happen to good people after the senseless shooting of Christina Grimmie on June 10 in Orlando. You can think of this post on the 5 stages of grief as Part 2 of this same topic, as we struggle to make sense of it all. … Continue Reading

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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Many times in life, as Christians, we witness or experience events in which bad things happen that leave us asking, “Where is God in all of this?” During traumatic or painful incidents we wonder, How could a loving God allow such a tragic thing to occur to those who love Him? Even worse, after a … Continue Reading

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