My name is Dr. Abraham. To me, health and wellness are contingent on cultivating peace with our circumstances as they are, however difficult or joyful they may be. Wellness, to me, is a state of being: a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual experience of peace and contentment with the present.
My own journey, which used to be filled with discontent, resulted in a habit of ignoring my thoughts, my body, my feelings, and my boundaries. Through my adult life, especially in my MS in Integrative Health and Nutrition, my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and my relatively recent personal mission to live a mindful life, I have begun to see the transformative power of little habit changes (especially changing the habit of negative self-talk and resistance to thoughts and emotions) as a powerful tool for improving relational, mental, emotional and spiritual freedom. Befriending myself has been the outcome of my training in holistic approaches to health. The love I’ve grown for myself was worth all the years in school. A long life free from all affliction isn’t my end goal any longer; life is unpredictable and even the healthiest people can get sick. Now, the aim of my life is to live what I’ve been given to the fullest! That’s what I try to help my patients with- channeling the emotional identity we build around our health to find out how we can live life with more peace, joy, and freedom that transcends the momentary challenges.
If I could recommend to you three books, I would recommend 1. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 2. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown and 3. Habits by Charles Duhigg or Atomic Habits by James Clear.
If I could give you three pieces of medical advice, I would offer 1. Stay hydrated 2. Vary your diet and learn to appreciate bitter flavors 3. Cultivate an attitude of acceptance toward mortality. Life has an end; say YES and live it while you can.
If you’re ready to take the first steps toward a more peaceful relationship with your health, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here to help.
Best wishes to you!