This week, I was part of a trip called “Patch Adams: Clowning & Caring and Ecuador” where we visited different hospitals, nursing homes, orphanages, psychiatry wards and addiction centers as clowns…We danced, I braided hair, we laughed, we clowned, we hugged, we played, we listened...It was amazing! Which brings me to this point: see, in medical school, we are so focused on making sure we’ve completed the patient’s chart, or that we have enough time to study so that we can pass our boards and our exams that sometimes we forget the humane side of medicine. We are taught to not get too attached to patients so we don’t get too emotional when things go wrong. But this week, I was reminded why I chose medicine as my career: because of the art of healing and caring through laughter and love. I was reminded how important it is to just sit by a patient and spend time with him/her. I was reminded how love can bring so much peace (society would be so wonderful if we just loved one another) So I want to share how grateful I am for having been part of this trip and like Patch says: “clowning is a trick to bring love close”🌸♥️🌸💫
Hoping everyone can share love around them today, it is soooo needed 💕💕
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I see so many people writing to me, and writing to Anthony William @medicalmedium about being bloated... and putting the blame on celery juice... When it’s important to understand what the root cause of your bloating actually stems from! “Bloating really stems from an overburdened, toxic or sluggish liver that can then lead to digestive troubles...One of the major causes of a weakened liver is the presence of toxic heavy metals, like mercury, lead, cadmium, or copper in your system, which are one of the groups of Liver Troublemakers. Environmental chemicals and toxins also play a role in weakening the liver. Detergents, colognes, gasoline, insecticides, pesticides, and preservatives are all examples of toxins that we are constantly surrounded by. It would be impossible to avoid all of these on a regular basis, but what we can do is eat the right foods to protect our livers and keep them strong and healthy. Another reason is because of pathogens and their byproduct can also move from the liver into the intestines. These can all bleed from the liver when it’s overburdened and sluggish and coat the lining of the small intestine and colon, causing more bloating as it hampers any good bacteria that are present and feeds bad bacteria and other unproductive microorganisms... Another factor that impedes the liver is a high fat diet, which are the same as high protein diets whether they are based on animal foods or plant foods. In both cases, the high fat content of the diet leads to bile production being inhibited, which prevents food from being broken down fully. This alone can lead to bloating.” Anthony William @medicalmedium 💚SPIRIT💚
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations” .
7 years ago I left everything I knew in CA to head out to Texas with the absolute love of my life. I was terrified leaving my family and a job that I loved.💗💗
But the life we have built together is so much more amazing than I could have ever imagined. Building a family and a business I am so passionate about! 💗💗
and Be BEAUTIFUL!
"You can shift your entire life in a new direction, when you develop and express a grateful heart." ❤️ @terrisavellefoy (👈follow her!)
I just received an awesome email challenge from Terri! Here's what she said, "Here's my 30-day challenge for you: Only express gratitude (without any complaining) for 30 days. And during this time, write down something every day that you are thankful for.
Then let me know what happens in your life after completing the challenge!" 🙋Who's willing to do this with me?! ❤️ #gratefulheart#30daychallenge#journaling#begrateful#gratitude#happyheart
Laughter is one of the best medicines out there.. trust me I'm a nurse.😉 Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Its said that as children, we used to laugh hundreds of times a day. But as we have grown to adults, life tends to be more serious and laughter is one of those things we do infrequently. It is suggested that when we seek out more opportunities for humor and laughter, we can improve our emotional health, strengthen our relationships, not to mention find greater happiness—and even add years to your life. Who wouldn't want more time?🤯 💪Physical health benefits of laughter:
Lowers stress hormones
Relaxes your muscles
Prevents heart disease 💡Mental health benefits of laughter:
Adds joy and zest to life
Eases anxiety and tension
Strengthens resilience 📲Social benefits of laughter:
19 days into 2019!
I am working on being more intentional. Planning my weeks can be a challenge because my schedule is different every day. But I am determined to make the most of my time.
One the things I struggle with most? Meal planning. I hate it. 🙈 But it’s super important for us so we can reach our financial goals. So, here’s the proof. I’m doing it, guys! 😆 It sucks. And I hate it. But here’s hoping it becomes habit. That’s the intention!
These 2 boys make me so happy! They were having a blast at Incredible Pizza today. Then we went to Target and I taught them how to Tokyo drift in the shopping cart followed by Biggie on the radio and a dance party with their crazy mommas.
Some days are just fun and today (despite a slight hangover) I had a blast with my FRamily. Couldn’t do life without ya @heintzk & Kannon! #ourboys#happyheart