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“You never have to ask anyone’s permission to lead, Just lead.” Vice President, Kamala Devi Harris

In honor of African-American month, I have selected a quotation from Ms. Kamala Devi Harris. We certainly achieved an historic milestone with America’s first ever female Vice President, so her place in today’s weekly affirmation feels apropos. "You…

“Not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” Dalai Lama

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."  -Dalai Lama Wow. I needed to hear that at this very moment. Savor that notion for a bit. Disappointment most often follows when we do not get what we…

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” C.S. Lewis

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." C.S. Lewis I am a physician to many hundreds, nearly a thousand patients. Many of them hold me in high esteem, telling me they will do anything I ask them to.…

“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation.” -Dale Carnegie

... "Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are." I want you to ponder this for a moment. Then I want you to write down the name of someone who satisfies this in spades. For me, it would…

It’s never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

Turning the clock back to reminisce over what might have been, lament over what was not is akin to believing that your past designs on your life were somehow better or correct from the outset. To despair is to lay claim to history as more perfect…

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Einstein

Do not wait for the world to salute your deeds. Do not do for the goal of affirmation or adulation by the masses. Do because it’s right. Do because it feels right. The outcome, the adulations, the desserts – that’s icing that adds inches…

“A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.” – Benjamin Franklin

This is pure gold. Take a moment to take that all in. Perspective is everything. And if we seek the years in our life, we may forget to appreciate the life in our years. Please endeavor to live your best self, for in that endeavor we might find…

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

This tugs at my heartstrings. May we never be so self-interested and self-invested that we forget about what makes humans so unique. We are social beings by nature – we need one another in some capacity. I hope we all find human worth and…

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Wow. If that doesn’t give you an A-HA moment! She was so wise. This truly resonates with me. I cannot have sincere and meaningful exchanges as a credible doctor to my patients if I do not maintain my head. I will laugh and cry with them,…

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

How many times do you look back and wish you had held the lid on the steaming pot? How many times did you need to count to 20. I ask you what I ask myself – are things truly that insurmountable? Of course not. Perhaps we have too much time…