Events

Upcoming Speaking Events, Leadership Activities, & Service

FMA CME Committee meeting and accreditation surveyor training. Orlando, FL. March 2017.
- FACTS Presentation for medical students. Gainesville, FL. April 2017. For more information about FACTS, please visit their website.
- Board of Directors meeting, Florida Academy of Family Physicians. April 2017.
- AAFP Chapter Leadership Conference. April 2017.
- Will serve as Doctor of the Day at Florida's Capitol; guest at House of Representatives. May 2017.
- Livestream presentation for physician residents throughout our lovely state on physician wellness & burnout prevention. May 2017.
- Physician panelist, Prolife Women's Conference. Orlando, FL. June 23-25, 2017. Register here.
- Contact me here if you're interested in attending one of my future retreats based on my book, The 3 Y's of Faith: Keys to a fruitful walk with God.

Recent Events, Talks, & Retreats (Abridged)

2016

- Physician Leadership Development Challenge. Dec 2016.
- FAFP Board of Directors meeting. Dec 2016.
- Graduated from the FMA Leadership Academy. July 2016.
- On the Road to Wellness: Physicians, The Triple Whammy, & Burnout Prevention.™ A presentation for young physicians. June 2016.
- Webinar for physicians and other healthcare professionals and administrators. From Triple Whammy to Wellness: Physicians & the Triple Aim.™ June 2016.
- Florida Medical Association Leadership Academy meeting. Orlando, FL. May 2016.
- Honored to be one of six State delegates to the Family Medicine Congressional Conference. Met with legislators at the U.S. Capitol, Washington DC. April 2016.
- Florida Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors meeting. Orlando, FL. April 2016.
- Presentation and group coaching for the Women's Interactive Network: Women Living Well: Tips for a healthier you! March 2016.
- Blessed to serve as Doctor of the Day at Florida's Capitol and invited to afternoon proceedings at the Senate floor. Jan 2016.
- Led spiritual formation women's retreat at Canterbury Retreat Center. Jan 15-16, 2016.
- FMA Leadership Academy meeting. Coral Gables. Jan 2016.

2015

- FAFP Board of Directors meeting, Amelia Island. Dec 2015.
- FMA Leadership Academy, Gainesville, FL. Dec 2015.
- Book signing, Winter Park, FL. Sep 2015.
- Speaker during annual conference, Women in Medicine and Dentistry, Sep 2015. Cultivating A Servant Heart. CO Springs.
- Presented webinar for physicians: Cultivating A Servant Heart. Coalition for Physician Wellbeing. July 17, 2015.
- Led one-day women's retreat on essentials of spiritual formation based on my book, The Three Y's of Faith. Inverness, FL. June, 2015.
- Keynote speaker at annual Emergency Dept Summit, Orlando Health clinical team/leadership: From Burnout to Thriving in Healthcare. Orlando, FL. May 21, 2015.
- Led worship service for physicians during Florida Academy of Family Physicians spring conference. Orlando, FL. April 2015.
- Facilitated Finding Meaning in Medicine session for physicians and healthcare administrators. Ponte Vedra, FL. April 2015.
- Workshop presenter during Church Leadership Retreat. Essentials of Spiritual Formation (based on my book, The 3 Y's of Faith). Canterbury Retreat Center, March 14, 2015
- Preventing & Overcoming Compassion Fatigue (webinar for nurses/clinicians). Feb 11, 2015.

2013-14

- Retreat staff/presenter on the power of prayer (Show Me Your Glory). Canterbury Retreat Center. Dec 5-6 2014.
- Presented webinar/facilitated discussion with physicians: Chosen, Equipped, Joyful in Ministry. June 20, 2014.
- Cultivating Healthy Hearts in Business (Orlando Business Series, Latina Style Magazine). May 15, 2014.
- Mentor/table leader, Entrepreneurship conference for girls (Girls Going Places). May 5, 2014.
- Cultivating a Servant Heart in a Busy Practice. Presentations for physicians. April 2014.
- Cultivating a Servant Heart in Healthcare (half-day seminar for healthcare professionals). Nov 8, 2013.
Living on Purpose: A key to contentment, peace, and effectiveness (one-day seminar, Institute of Christian Studies). Sep 21, 2013.
- Walking with Jesus in Healthcare. Presentation for Faith Community Nurses. July 2013.
- The Power of Testimony: Christian Community Health Fellowship Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. May 2013.
- Walking with Jesus in Healthcare: Opening devotion at Healthcare Leadership Retreat, Knoxville, TN. May 2013.
- Walking with Jesus While Caring for People: Glennon House healing ministry. March 2013.
- Shared excerpts from Walking with Jesus in Healthcare with physicians during worship service. Physician Well-being Conference. April 2013.
- When Faith and Medicine Meet: Table talks with physicians. Physician Well-being Conference. April 2013.
- Known, Set Apart, Appointed: Canterbury Retreat Ctr. Feb 2013.
- Find your Purpose: Inspiring high school students to seek, trust, and follow God. Jan 2013.
- Celebrating Women as God's Masterpiece: St Luke's Cathedral. 
- Health, Hope, and Healing: A Taste of Wellness event for Breast Cancer Awareness, Ft Walton Beach, FL.
- Knowing God Through Journaling: Clergy Wives' Annual Retreat, Delafield, WI.

Writing Projects in Progress (Abridged)

- Volume I of my devotional, Walking with Jesus in Healthcare, has inspired healthcare servants as far as Kenya and Australia. I am writing volume II (based on The Acts of the Apostles). For more information on this series, please visit my website.
- I am writing a book on the purpose, relevance, and necessity of mourning the losses of life--a hopeful, inspiring book I've been working on for about seven years. It will be finished at just the right time ... likely not for a few more years!
- I am writing a book for patients and another one for physicians. More to come in 2017!
- I am writing commentary on Philippians & Colossians for The Journey (will publish May 2017).

Recent Interviews (Abridged) 

Interview with 4word, a national organization serving professional Christian women, Feb 2015.
- Radio interview with TIME Magazine writer Maryann Makekau and author Rob Harris, May 26, 2014.
- Radio interview with Jo Rathmanner on Connecting Faith Live, Jan 3, 2014. We discussed my book, The Ultimate Girls' Body Book (Zondervan). 
- Radio interview with Hope Matters and Rob Cares, Feb 2013.
- Radio show guest with Healing Ministry at The Glennon House, March 2013.

Recently Completed Writing Projects

- I published The 3 Y's of Faith in 2015, Volume I of Walking with Jesus in Healthcare in 2012, and coauthored The Ultimate Girls' Body Book (released Jan 2014, Zondervan) 
- Bible commentary on Galatians: A 25-day study for The Journey (will publish May 2016)
- The Radiance of God's Glory (A 25-day study of Hebrews for The Journey, Jan-April 2014)
- Turning Points of the Faith (published by BRF, May-Aug 2013) 
- Faith in Action: Living a Life of Blessing (A 25-day study of the book of James and the Sermon on the Mount for The Journey, May-Aug 2012) 
- Editorial review of (award winning!) peer-reviewed research paper for Osteopathic Family Physician Journal 
- Editorial review/copyedit of Spanish translation of 8 Secrets of a Healthy 100 by Dr. Des Cummings 
- Peer review, CREATION Health Life Guide: Rest at its Best and others (Florida Hospital Publishing) 
- Copyedit, When Your Grandma Forgets: Helping Children Cope with Alzheimer's
- Daily devotions for Good News Daily (published Holy Week 2013 and May 2014) 
- Spanish translation, When Your Dad Goes to War: Helping Children Cope with Deployment and Beyond
- Spanish translation, Nowhere Hair (¿Y el pelo?)
- Peer review of manuscripts for Florida Hospital's Publishing Dept (ongoing)

Thank you for visiting this rest stop. Linger a while, relax, and get inspired and renewed. Invite your friends to do the same and come back soon!

Faithfully, 
Dr Mari

"...for God's gifts and His call are irrevocable." 
Romans 11:29

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