Tuesday, February 03, 2009
It sometimes appears that we have so many problems in our lives. Our children, health problems, money problems, divorce, home forclosures, painful lessons.....you name it, things can get pretty crazy. Now, with the ecomomy being so challenging, we really can get stressed.
Let's just STOP and take a look at reality. Are you breathing? Do you have a roof over your head, at the moment? When was your last meal? Are you reading this newsletter on your computer? Do you have some cash in your wallet? Do you have some jewelry in your closet? Are you going to work tomorrow?
I was waiting for my car to be serviced a few weeks ago and there was a National Geographic magazine in front of me. The cover was from Haiti and it was a picture of a woman making "food" from clay, shortening and sugar. Three inch circular hardened "pancakes".....no maple syrup, uncooked, not at all what any of us would consider to be food. I know that I'm making a comparison that appears to be extremely hopeless. How hopeless is your situation? Do you think it will pass and you will rearrange yourself to get out of your "tight squeeze"? Probably, yes. We will survive this and perhaps we will come out even better than before. That is my hope and my dream.
My dear friend and colleague, Carolle Jean-Murat, MD, grew up in Haiti. Through her determination to become a medical doctor, and so much more, she left Haiti for our country.
She is amazing inspirational woman, a board-certified gynecologist by training, medical intuitive, community activist, award-winning author who now offers intuitive telephone consultations, one-on-one and group retreats and seminars for midlife women ... and so much more.
We met "by accident" through her website, when I was looking for answers to some menopausal questions. She not only answered my questions through email, but called me on the phone. Dr. Carolle asked me to massage her family who live in South Florida. Once a year she understakes a juice fast at my one-on-one juice fasting retreat in Delray Beach and once a year I go to spend time with her at her healing center in San Diego. Together, we now offer Juice Fasting Renewal Retreats for a group of 4 women at a time in her private retreat center in beautiful San Diego.
Dr. Carolle has a project involving the children in Haiti.She is on her way to Haiti to deliver some much needed supplies. It's a desperate situation, especially now with the recent flooding from hurricanes.Currently one of the poorest underdeveloped countries in the Westernhemisphere, Haiti has been and continues to be plagued throughout its dynamic history with catastrophic political upheaval and unrest. If there is any donation that you can make to her organization, please do. Any amount will be accepted with gratefulness. Please learn more at www.drcarolle.com