Friday, June 15, 2012

Purposeful Living: Becoming Who We Really Are

A beautiful friend recently sent me this e.e. cummings' quote and remarked, "I read this and thought of you. You are doing it!" Her thoughtful note put a smile on my face and made me glad - because she's right! Plus, she quoted my favorite poet - a fun bonus!

Every day, I become a bit more the person that God created me to be, and the journey has filled my life with a sense of adventure, purpose, and joy.

Some years ago I resolved to start using all the gifts God gave me and to give them back to Him as an offering. Since then, God continues to bless me with open doors to speak, write, and spread hope beyond the exam rooms where I care for patients. It's been an exciting time of rediscovering my gifts and trusting God to continue to develop them as I exercise them.

One of the pivotal experiences in this journey of growth involved meeting Mary, the gifted ex-Disney executive who became my coach. She helped me to focus my energy and define my purpose and goals, which shifted my life in a new and exciting direction. She did not ask me to write this but, if you are in need of coaching and inspiration, whether in your personal life or in your business, consider contacting her. The process of discovery she walks you through can be life-changing.*

I encourage you to look at your life and ask yourself, what do I want? What is the purpose of my life? Where are my choices taking me? As we commit to living a life of purpose and make the changes needed to achieve it, new doors open, and we begin to live abundant lives that make a difference. And that is a great way to live!

Dr Mari

* I now serve as a coach for physicians, a rewarding and unexpected new calling that evolved as a result of my coaching journey. *

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; 
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John 10:10)


  1. It's a joy to watch you in the journey God has for you, and the work He is ordaining in your life!

  2. Ditto! I can't wait to see how things unfold with you and your ministry in this next season of life. No matter what, we'll continue to abide in Him and trust everything to Him. God bless!


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