So the study is out…
Anti-depressants do not do what we have been told
For years and years.*
But - an escape of laughter is a tonic for mind AND body.
So is an hour vacay, a walk in the park,
A cuppa with a good friend.
The joy, the lightness that follows
- Is the best antidote for worries and depression.
It is SO comfortable…
To believe what we have learned to believe.
To think the way we have learned to think.
To be with folk that think and believe as we do.
Yet, stepping out of that comfort…
Opening up to totally new thoughts
Can be really uncomfortable,
Until, you find you have grown.
Until you find you are open
Until you scoot along the path
Of Constant and Never-Ending-Improvement.
There’s something in you
… that the world needs.
You are here for a reason…
And that reason is to transform the world
One other folk at a time.
Never doubt how much you are needed.
Happy New Year!
Medicine is changing at the speed of light. Politics, dogma, “trust the science” and big money are tearing each aspect of medical practice apart worldwide. It is time that we care for our patients and our beloved profession, using the highest ethics and LOVE for all people. We must take the lead.
Here is essential reading to start your new year off. I cannot recommend it more highly! The book is The Next Wave is Brave.
“My mentors and teachers failed to impart to me in medical school, the terms and conditions that prioritize courage [in the practice of medicine.]. Alas, in the medical profession, there are many heroes, but courage is optional.”
“I’m sad to say that [courage] is really, very rare.”
— Peter McCullough, MD in The Next Wave is Brave.
In love, I ask you to join me. Together, our courage can buoy our world!
Sure, you wonder sometimes…
If you are ready to move to the next ‘step’;
If you are able to deal with what’s happening;
Gather your courage
And know with your Divine help
Even if not ‘ready’,
You can do it!
How do you know that?
Because the other choice
Leaves you where you are now.
Grasping, worrying, wondering,
Not growing toward ‘more’.
You can do it.
Things couldn’t possibly be any better than…
...being free to think as you think,
Perceive as you choose,
Being grateful instead of feeling the victim.
Choose joy, happiness, gratitude.
Even your mistakes - take you to better.
Are you confused, not sure?
Trying to decide?
Maybe the Universe is slowing you down
'Til an even better option emerges.
Live in gratitude.
Until the option that comes up
Is so obvious, so incredible,
That you feel sure.
Enough of all of your heart’s desires.
Enough of every supply.
How to access your enough?
Focus on your wonderful life,
And less on feelings of “not-enough.”
It won’t get any easier, better, more,
Until you expect it to.
Your awareness and understanding
Of the all-providing activity of
The Divine within you
Is your source.
...Is often the best parts of our lives!
Your comfy bed.
Your feet touching the floor each morn.
Say thank you
Right now for your breath.
And in the morn, say thank you for your cozy bed,
And your feet on the floor when you arise.
Because gratitude changes the seeming mundane
To the miraculous that is our everyday.
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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