5 Ways Anyone Can Benefit From Music

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A Worthy Question As a physician, patients frequently asked me questions about my life, including those about why I do what I do. Their interest is often a barometer indicating they’re closer to recovery. Their focus begins to turn outward instead of inward. Recently, one of the questions I received gave me pause (and cause) … Continue Reading

The Perfect Gift For Everyone On MY List This Holiday Season

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Another Holiday Season Is Upon Us It’s that time of year again. Not long following Halloween I start wondering, what’s the perfect gift for everyone on my list this holiday season? To be honest, I usually try to think of that one gift that everyone can use. Ideally, the gift should be appropriate for loved … Continue Reading

Questions In These Precarious Times Need Answers

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In these troubling and precarious times it’s only natural that fears and insecurities are on the rise. The result is an equally rising number of questions that warrant and deserve some kind of answers. Some things are conspicuous: Fear causes even the bravest to abandon the trivial while holding fast to the certain—What we know. … 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

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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