My final manuscript for TalkRx heads to the publisher shortly, so thanks for your emails and support along the way. I’m back in the real world again and excited to regularly communicate with you!
I just returned from Kripalu Retreat Center on the East Coast where I led a weekend workshop previewing communication tools from my upcoming book. The close-knit community, authentic connection and powerful insights from participants gave me a glimpse of what’s to come.
Fifteen years ago, as a medical resident, I never imagined that the trajectory of my career would have taken such an exciting turn. Through the courage of my patients, my medical education and personal experience, I’ve discovered that our inability to communicate can make us sick. No one argues with the science that stress wreaks havoc on our bodies and causes and exacerbates almost every disease. But who knew that clear, direct communication had the power to heal us by lowering those stress levels, improving health and getting us off medications?
So how healthy is your communication?
- Do you say yes when you really mean no?
- Do you avoid conflict at any cost?
- Do you struggle to make the “right” decision?
- Are you still in a job or a relationship that has long since expired?
- Do you take over the counter or prescription meds to manage symptoms of insomnia, headaches, anxiety or depression?
If you answered yes to any of these, this is a good clue about where some of your stress may be coming from. Once you realize this, the next step is understanding your part in in the situation so you can make a different choice.
Recently, Lisa Garr (host of The Aware Show on GaiamTV) and I got to chat about this very topic. Our interview will entertain and educate you on the answers to some of life’s most common communication dilemmas. Tune in here to watch our show.
To healthy communication,