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

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Banged Up and Bruised? Good!

Banged Up and Bruised? Good!

We've all got them.




We're banged up.

Bruises from living.

I've got bruises, you've got bruises.

It's called being out there in the world.

Being human.

Being alive.

Don't die with your soundtrack still in you.

Take action.

Be the director of your movie, saying "Action!"

But you're also the action hero in your film.

Rambo or Rambette.

So write the script every day when you wake up.

First thing when you open those bright eyes of yours.

Then follow the script.


Take action.

Things don't always work quite right.

You forget a line.

You blow it.

Another bruise.

So what.

Scars = showing up for the shoot.

Experience it.

Hug it.

Try again.

This shapes us.

Sometimes for the better.

Sometimes for the worse.

Take action anyway.