15
Dec
14

Here Are Some People to Inspire You to Write

We’re nearing the end of National Novel Writing Month and entering the season of giving thanks, so I thought I’d share a few presentations by writers to inspire you. These are TED Talks – short (~20 minutes) inspirational talks you can find on YouTube for just about any topic you’d like. Writing books: Elizabeth Gilbert […]

http://nhwn.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/here-are-some-people-to-inspire-you-to-write/

29
Jan
12

Life Matters

It is written and often stated that it is the struggles , failures in each of our lives that grow us . Witnessed tragedy – suddenness – how can I process all I am seeing ? A young man well known to me , an MD completing training in General Surgery , excited for the life before him – accepted to a fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery . One day , one moment , one life altering medical event – no warning , no reason or explanation – acute vertigo and then unable to walk manifesting massive involuntary neuromuscular movements . Now confined ! Why ?

20
Aug
11

Resonant Hearts

It is my genuine , sincere desire to share with an audience of which I am one about what I term “The Human Condition” . As a physician/surgeon who deals with the heart and the true reality of ” life in the balance ” , I feel justified in sharing ” Human Interest ” stories that RESONATE with my heart and my HOPE is that they will RESONATE with your’s as well. Therein lies our bond , our commonality , our connectedness , and yes ultimately at least some aspect of our needed ” HEALING ”
I certainly do not have all the answers , for that I am certain and sure of . My desire and HOPE is that through our sharing , we together can create , construct a “resting place ” for you, me , and our SOULS .Confess , we all need to rest , restore , rejuvenate , and grow – linked , bonded to another dealing with , struggling over many of the same issues bering down on us .
So please , know that I will share from my heart to your heart. I come from maybe a different vantage or perspective point of view but I know there is a common PULSE / BEAT that RESONATES HEART to HEART ,and SOUL TO SOUL . This is not all meant to be “weighted ” – it is VITAL that we share our interests , our hopes and dreams , as well as our passions.I want to be a part of HEARTS that RESONATE

09
Jun
10

Heart Matters

The plethora of self-help books,seminars,counselors,psychologists and pschiatrist not to mention the excessive use of anti psychotic drugs- mood uppers and downers/antidepressants,antianxiety,sedatives,narcotics,etc exist to help us cope with life. Is it possible to seek a more fulfilling ,productive,enjoyable,and “Healthy” life ?  We will dialogue about the ill effects of stress,anxiety,etc and those of the out of balance non intentionally pattern and apathy of life as we know and fell it now.

How do we fill the hole in our soul ?

05
May
10

Heart Matters

We can chose to seek the “best possible life” or surrender to gravity that pulls us down and ultimately affects our disposition, mood, state of mind, physical and mental health as well as relationships with others we encounter regularly.  For life to be “in balance” we must strive for mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.  This program and our focus on it will lead us into a healthly pattern on the journey of life rather than allowing outside circumstances in our world to dictate who we are and how we act. 

As I begin this blog, I speak from the perspective of my own life that includes both success and failure but most of all growth through experiences and through wise counsel including personal  relationships which have greatly impacted my life.  For instance, as a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon,I have gained wisdom from mentors, colleagues,  nurses, patients and their families.  Each day is an adventure with life lying in balance – ie, life or death for those whom I am honored to care for.  Therefore, as I write this blog, I intend to share my perspectives from a life in medicine which incorporates a vast amount of experience in dealing with physical,mental, emotional and spiritual matters not only in the healthcare arena but in and through my own life struggles.

I have learned much and desire to interchange thoughts and ideas regarding what we deem to be most important in life. 

TOPICS (Suggested)

  • Physical Health – exercise, nutrition, cardiovascular state, appearance, obesity, vitamins, dietary recommendations…
  • Mental Health – state of mind, focus, anxiety, depression, overload syndrome, apathy, personal peace, pyschiatric medications…
  • Emotional Health – response to trials and tribulations in our world, “heirchy of needs”, self actualization, compassion, empathy, genuineness or congruance, character, integrity, humor, temperment, love, passion…
  • Spiritual Health – God, prayer, faith, beliefs, trust, transformation, sin, repentance, servanthood, forgiveness, accountability…

QUESTIONS (Suggested)

  • What is most important to you in your journey through life?
  • What do you stuggle with the most in your life?
  • What barriers prevent you from living your preferred life?
  • What do you most long for to fulfill the emptiness that may be so prevalent in your life?
  • Who are you on the inside and does that match who you are on the outside?
  • What is trust, love?
  • What brings you joy and contentment?
  • Do you pursue goals?  are you driven to succeed?
  • What motivates, inspires you?
  • What hurts the most emotionally?
  • What are your passions?
  • What is your mission statement?
  • etc…

I hope this interactive blog educates, touches you, inspires and motivates us all toward a life that is rich and impacting. 

“TO TOUCH AND BE TOUCHED”

coastal1douglas

29
Apr
10

Heart Matters

I encourage you to follow, offer comments, regarding matters of the heart. My passion is to share and receive wisdom pertinent to the journey of life we are all taking. Subject matters for which I personally am passionate about include relationships, intimacy, spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental well being. My hope is that this will prove to be an encouragement to us as a community, and allow us to share this adventure together. I am a heart surgeon, passionate person, love humor, exercize, wine, and culinary experiences, music, organic gardening, quotations, dogs, reading, and travel. There is much more to share, however, I welcome your thoughts, as to how we may live the best possible life. “The best possible life”.