Like you, I’m still in shock after Tuesday night’s presidential election results.
Yesterday morning I couldn’t move. I wished I had a stasis pod to put myself in for four years with my beloved and my bestie like this:
And then… I had a thought.
One person in the white house cannot stop progress. Yes, he is scary and creepy, and I might even bury my head in the sand regularly for the next four years and vomit, but… he doesn’t have as much power as we think he does.
I wanted to remind you of another revolution that’s taking place in the United States right now. One that is unstoppable and one that you are a big part of.
A revolution in healthcare is sweeping our country and growing. 35% of the US population or one hundred twelve million people use cash-based private healthcare practices and wellness businesses (including holistic and integrative medicine) outside medical insurance. And that number is growing.
As Dr. Esther Sternberg, author of “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being,” shares in her TEDx talk:
“The major standard setting and licensing bodies in the design professions are now setting human health and well being standards for all their buildings. The future now talked about in medicine is person and place centered well-being. We want to know the place around us keeps us well, and helps us heal, as well as helping the planet.”
So please remember: The work you do is SO dang important. You partner with your clients and patients and take them from a place of anxiety and fear to a place of hope and relief.
And you do this every single day in every interaction with your clients and patients and your work family and community.
As Brené Brown shares in her book, Rising Strong: “The truth is that falling hurts. The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up.”
Please stay strong with me, be brave and continue to do the wonderful work you do. The world needs you.
And once in awhile, it’s okay to bury yourself in the sand and vomit.
We’re in this together.