Bloom Where You’re Planted

The first months after I began to practice family medicine were crazy. Besides trying to set up our home and help our kids adjust to their new school, my work was super-intense from day one. Mornings started for me at 4:15 AM, and I often didn’t finish evening rounds and charting until nearly midnight. WhileContinue reading “Bloom Where You’re Planted”

Finding Relief in Suffering: Part III

I am the first to admit that my visual arts skills are pathetic. It goes way back to second grade when I stunned my teacher with a watercolor painting showing Godzilla destroying a city. I improved considerably after taking drawing and painting classes in college. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep using my newfound skills, and IContinue reading “Finding Relief in Suffering: Part III”

Finding Relief in Suffering: Part II

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself trailing behind a young couple with a school-age child as we all headed toward the entrance of a department store. It was impossible to avoid hearing the couple arguing. The woman seemed determined to ridicule the man for the music he played on their way to theContinue reading “Finding Relief in Suffering: Part II”

Letting Go

A man wandered too close to the edge of a cliff and slipped over the edge. Fortunately, he was able to grab a tree growing out of the rock, saving him from a fall to certain death. Unfortunately, it was all he could do to hang on, and it was only a matter of timeContinue reading “Letting Go”