Opening the Door to Compassion

Compassion is generally seen as necessary for any successful society, and many religions espouse compassion as a vital ingredient in human interaction. But what is it compassion really? And how do we have compassion for others and then ultimately, for ourselves? I...

Give Yourself Grace

I’ve been thinking about grace lately: How little grace we offer to ourselves and to others. Maybe it stems from perfectionist attitudes about life and love or maybe we feel we just don’t deserve it. Do you ever remember a time you just cut yourself a break and...

Life is Crazy Out Here! What’s a Woman to Do?

Hey everyone!  I wanted to take a few minutes and acknowledge that life is super hard sometimes. In fact it can downright stink. Many times, in the age of digital togetherness we exist in a vacuum of loneliness. I see patients every day, so I see your pain in so many...

Marriage vs. Health

Having a health problem sucks a lot already, but the stress your health may put on your marriage can stress your life even more. Symptoms can be tough on your spouse: You’re tired. You don’t sleep well. Your lab shows your adrenals are in level 6 failure,...