Love Is The Strongest Medicine: Notes from a Cancer Doctor on Connection, Creativity, and Compassion

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My very reason for being is to elevate the well-being of humanity.

To cultivate self-compassion and empathy for others.

And to have fun while doing so.

To laugh in the face of adversity.

To keep showing up day after day.

With a smile, a laugh, a song, a dance.

To dance with the sine wave of life.

The ups and downs.

The ups and downs that we all experience.

In all the years I've been teaching this, the WORLD has completely transformed.

So many things are so very different, and yet...

Some things never change!

For example, people are still being kinder to others but not to themselves.

In fact, most people are downright jerks when it comes to themselves.

And for what?

If we can't nurture ourselves, how can we nurture and coach others?

Most of the time we don't even know how awful we're being to ourselves.

It's subconscious.

You see, we know when we're being kind to others.

"Jen told me she loved the webinar and it changed her life."

And we may have some insight as to when we're being kind to ourselves.

"I listened to my body and took a nap today."

We know when we're off with others.

"I could have spoken to Jen without raising my voice."

And we know when something feels off with ourselves.

"I don't sleep well."

But that's where it stops for most.

Two legs of the life tripod.

We know what we know.

I know how to diagnose and treat breast cancer.

That's the first leg of the tripod.

And we know what we don't know.

I know that I don't know how to build a rocket ship that can land on Mars.

That's the second leg of the life tripod.

But we have no idea about the third leg of the tripod.

And that's what I don't know that I don't know.

It's the most vital part of the tripod.

The subconscious blocks to our well being.

It's where the seeds of self-sabotage come from.

The other two legs are useless without the third.

All real growth, the getting down and dirty in the soil, the roots of all transformation lean on the third leg of the life tripod.

It's something I'm working on now.

It's where we beat ourselves up without even knowing we threw the first punch.