Posted in In the Know, Personal Conviction


We are a society that constantly makes us choose one side or the other.  Think about it, there are Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, black and white, and for those with life-altering health concerns there is usually a choice between allopathic medicine and alternative therapies.

It’s amazing that at a time in our evolution when we could really benefit from combining resources we’re still boxed into checking only one box.  I know doctors that disapprove of alternative modalities which is unforutnate because the flip side of that is the individual who refuses the benefits of modern medicine.  Yes we make choices and the hope is that it will serve us.  When Suzanne Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer she chose not to utilize western medicine.  Many decide on alternative treatments one the options that are already approved have worn out their welcome.

How can we become more holisitic in our thinking without hurting anyone’s feelings or having anyone be mad?  Is it possible for those facing health challenges to be comfortable speaking to their providers about complimentary therapies and having everyone learn from the experience. 

I’m currently researching the “art and healing” options in our community.  It is a way for the individual to look what’s often hard to reach just by thinking.  It’s not embraced universally in the medical community so maybe we’re looking at finding our secret club house to experiment with art and then we can slowly incorporate the conversation into our visits with our medical providers. 

It’s important to understand that splitting is not beneficial for healing, curing or any type of recovery.  We are at our best when we are whole and can have access to all our experiences and are open to all possibilities.  It’s about creating a life that is open to alternatives and keeps us willing to incorporate new things along the journey.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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