Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dr Mari's Health & Hope Corner (featured in Hope Matters)

Introducing Dr Mari's Health & Hope Corner


Olympic athlete Eric Liddell said, “I believe God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”

When I write, I feel God's pleasure.

I have worked as a family physician for over fifteen years while always nurturing my love of writing. I have written for the American Family Physician Journal, contributed to several devotionals, and gained editing experience through various projects over the years. Then, about eighteen months ago, I became involved in one of my favorite writing ventures. I joined the Little Pink Book™ team as their translator and copy editor.

Having lost my mother to breast cancer in my early twenties, I found Maryann Makekau’s When Your Mom Has Cancer and When Your Mom’s Cancer Doesn’t Go Away to be works of love. With compassion and endearing simplicity, these books conveyed what I wish someone had told me years ago. While translating them into my native Spanish, I was surprised by the showers of healing and hope that I received in the process. I experienced the words of Proverbs 11:25b, “He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

As a doctor, I strive to care for the soul and minister to the spirit while treating the body. While not impossible, nurturing wholeness can be difficult to achieve in the traditional medical office, and writing provides another way to share my message. Mother Teresa urged us to do “small things with great love.” Dr Mari’s Health & Hope Corner is one such “small thing” offered to encourage, inspire, and help others to find greater purpose, healing, and hope.

Be whole!
Dr Mari

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