I truly am so honored to be a physician as it gives me an opportunity to get to know people as part of most special discussion of health and wellness. Yet I will admit that I struggled while making a decision as I am enamored with not only health and science, but also with many other fields. I knew in selecting a career that I would chose one that would allow me to funnel my joys and passions.
When seeking my professional calling, I actively explored a career in education in addition to medicine. As a part of many great discussions with loved ones, my father impressed upon me that as a doctor that I would have the ability to teach people much about their health and healing. Years later, I discovered that the word “doctor” originates from “docere” which in Latin means to teach.
As with most who seek to be a teacher, I honor the need to continually learn and respect the classic hallmark of learning— repetition. However, it is not uncommon for any of us to read or hear something over and over again yet still have not gleaned its full meaning. Instead it is with having a meaningful experience and being immersed in most if not all of our five basic senses that we learn our lessons. Health and wellness are not simply topics to only read about but that we need to be fully engaged in by seeking an experience. Such experiences will include best nutrition to nourish, movement to build the body, and sleep to restore. As part of this ongoing blog, I look forward to encouraging a journey and set of experiences that are fully immersed into health and wellness.
Cheers to your health,