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An Open Letter to Humanity

I’d like to apologize.  I am truly sorry for not sooner seeing the racism that exists in this country and for not doing more to change it.  I was raised to value the inherent nature of all humans and…

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The Gifts of Uncertainty and Surrender

For most of my life I was a control freak. Mind you, I’m not talking about controlling other people.  Rather, I liked making logical, rational decisions that resulted in predictable outcomes.  In a sense, I “micro-managed” every aspect of…

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On Health and Wellness and Me!

  Who Am I? No, this isn’t going to be an existential discussion, but rather an introduction.  Hello.  I’m Melissa.  If you’ve seen my website, you know I’m a doctor with a love of eastern and energetic medicine.  Those…

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My Soul’s Journey

  I think I was born on fire.  As a small child, I remember feeling that longing to fulfill my destiny.  My childhood fantasies included converting my dad’s office building into a homeless shelter. Even while young, I was…

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Self-care comes in different forms. Most people think of self care as doing something pleasing for the physical body. This type of care is very important and can typically be done without anyone else and without significant cost. That…

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The Mission

  Sustainability Modern life and American culture values “doing” through distraction and bulldog determination. Goals are achieved through burying or stuffing emotions and putting one’s nose to the grindstone. Believe me, I know! Most, if not all, physicians have…