I have always found it interesting that we seldom relate with our definition of health until we feel sick. As such, health is often discussed in the context of what is not working or what is “broken.” In this light, healthcare becomes a means for correction and a conversation about how to restore what is missing.
In my experience, it is this perception that limits our potential for healing.  By recognizing the innate integrity of each individual, we can turn our focus to what is working and create space and support for new possibilities.  Because each person has a unique sense of purpose that changes with time, and because health supports our ability to engage with that purpose, the definition of health can not be static or uniform.
My goal in practice is to provide a safe place where patients can explore new ways of caring for themselves and connect with the daily strategies that will serve them in the moment but also going forward. I am often humbled to see that healing takes unanticipated forms and that the biggest medicine is often that which is most accessible.  I am honored to be in a profession that works to facilitate life, not because life is broken, but because it is sacred.