How to appreciate the ’doctor you don’t see’ with Dr. Viola Lanier
Dr. Viola Lanier is the epitome of a healthy form of busy-- working as a medical liaison, leading a non-profit, and being present with her family. Each of these roles lights her up and lets her know she's using her degree to be of service to others. We dive into the mis-education society has around different terminal degrees and the roles each type of "doctor" plays in your cancer journey. We specifically talk about how a cancer diagnosis and recovery centers on treatment/response rather than other needs beyond medicine. Tune in for other takeaways including: Sometimes we need to say, “It’s been a big day,” instead of “I’m busy” or “ok”Drop expectation or plan and give people some time to connectWhy do we have a job? Trying to fill a needThere’s always a need, but can there be some grace (in your schedule and to yourself)Social media as your water cooler break – it doesn’t take much to acknowledge that something resonatedSociety has misinformed us all; the doctor you see is an MD and the doctor you don’t see is your scientific doctor—both play huge rolesFor me to feel safe I have to have boundaries: establish them share themAs I’m getting older I’m done with unvaluable connection… some things will bring value to you, space, person... but if no one is getting value, that connection isn’t meant to drag out and that’s okWhat’s spiritually nourishing for me? Owning what my new awareness and beliefs are... not being afraid… not betraying myself; not shrinking backAwareness campaigns create activism and advocacy not (necessarily) asking for anything from healthcare providerWe share our wins and losses, knowing that they didn’t select me where I am at the time, we don’t know what else is going on behind the scenes Book recommendations 7 stages of Spiritual SuccessAnatomy of the SpiritMyth of NormalYou Can Heal Your Life More From Viola: Linked in : https://www.linkedin.com/in/viola-lanier-2016/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.violalanier/Young Women Crush Cancer Inc.