You know those experiences that just make you happy when you remember them, like a great birthday party or a fabulous meal with friends…when your heart, soul and body get that deeply satisfied, good feeling? Well that’s how I would describe my time with Dr. Karen Wyatt, MD…hospice caregiver and a diamond mine of wisdom on how to live abundantly.
Author of “What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying,” Karen is a family physician who invested her 25 year medical career working with patients in challenging settings, such as hospices, nursing homes and indigent clinics. She is the founder of a free medical clinic in a homeless shelter and of Creative Healing LLC ~ an initiative to integrate spirituality into traditional medical practice. In addition to being a prolific author, Karen has testified twice at Senate briefings on cutting edge models of integrated medical care.
Karen’s beautiful, compassionate heart really shines brilliantly in this interview, which I have put into two parts so you won’t miss a single delicious drop. In Part One, she shares precious insights she learned from being present for hundreds of deaths, and you’ll be amazed at how they have affected her soul. I’m sure it will affect you too…in the best of ways! Please join me for Part 1 of my interview with Dr. Karen Wyatt, MD.
In this episode you’ll learn about:
- How to be fully accepting while in a relationship
- “Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. There is no need to run, strive, search or struggle. Just be.” by Thích Nhất Hạnh
- “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)
- How conflicts helps you grow
- The healing force of love
- The Fetzer Institute on Forgiveness
- The Heart Math Institute
- “What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying” by Karen Wyatt, MD
- “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner
- There is perfection in the chaos…in the disorder.
- Your worry is perfect. Even your flaws are perfect. The tapestry of life is…perfect.
- The Steve Jobs 2005 Commencement Address to Stanford University
- The paradox of equanimity…finding peace in the midst of chaos.
- Learning to live with paradox. Being versus doing. Balance, and getting back to the “still point.”