Who Am I To Tackle Such A Task?
Or In Other Words: My Common Sense Disclaimer
This blog is designed to be a dialogue of discovery. It is not intended to serve as medical advice or diagnosis. My suggestion for anyone who reads this is to question everything, run the ideas by the professionals you work with…ask them for detailed answers and explanations for why they agree or disagree. If you encounter resistance and/or anger question THAT as well. The situations that have brought me to the ideas I will explore in this blog start in early childhood and are as diverse as one can imagine. My family experiences helped me to develop interest in and knowledge of international travel, farm life, nutrition, heath, spirituality, values and a love of books and learning. On my own I pursued a career in modeling and acting. While not as financially lucrative as I may have hoped it brought me a wealth of knowledge and experience. During this time I lived all over the world, met people and saw and did things that few people ever get the chance to in a single life. My scholastic background is in research science and sports medicine. I am a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Athletic Trainers are an athlete’s first contact for any medical problems they have regardless of their origin. I was fortunate to study in a premier program at the University of Colorado with a diverse population of athletes. In this program I worked closely with the team Primary Care Physician, Orthopedic Specialist, Psychologist and Nutritionist. I graduated with a degree in Kinesiology, with honors through the engineering department and as the president of the Pre Med Honor Society. In my junior year, during Desert Storm, I studied abroad in Australia which provided me the chance to experience the medical profession in an entirely different way, it significantly changed my view on the ‘American Perspective’. My interest in health and science was so intense that I felt the only way to satiate it was to reach the highest levels of education in the field. Having been rejected for entrance into medical school and becoming disenchanted with the process and the profession I went on into an entirely new field, small business and retail management. I now help my husband with his many business ventures including a computer company, importing and a ski shop. I am exploring a writing career and honing my accounting and financial skills with day trading. In exploring my own dyslexia, medical issues, relationships and life challenges I have delved into research from all over the world and from many different schools of thought. My scientific approach and widely varied experience has helped me build bridges between many apparently unconnected ideas and disciplines. Many religions teach that EVERYTHING is connected. I am having fun discovering some of those connections. I hope you find the information helpful on your journey and invite you to share your insights with me.