7 Lessons About Living from Stories of the Dying by Karen Wyatt, MD
7 lessons About Living from Stories of the Dying, is one of the most inspirational books I’ve ever read. Karen Wyatt’s stories will make you laugh, cry and think about what it is that really matters… and the answers may surprise you.
After reading this book, I just knew I had to have her on my radio show. I just picked up the phone and called her. To my surprise, Karen was one of the more open and engaging people I’ve spoken to. She is very knowledgeable about her topic and can just put you at ease with a smile.
Take some time and really listen to this podcast.
I think that you will find the 7 Lessons About Living from Stories from the Dying, inspirational. At the time I was reading this book, I was processing my feelings about my Dad dying, what that meant to me as well as the rest of my family. My Mom was considering moving in with me and we really hadn’t spent much time together since I was about 16… you know things were weird.
Are You Going Through a Hard Time, Right Now?
Consider what it is that you have lost or are losing? Many people think that the only thing there is to grieve is the loss of a family member, a spouse or child or perhaps a family pet. Our dreams, our careers and our aspirations are just as important. We may just not have considered them as losses.
Dr. Karen Wyatt
is a family physician who has spent her 25-year medical career working with patients in challenging settings with hospices, nursing homes, and indigent clinics. She has founded a free medical clinic in a homeless shelter, accompanied three medical mission teams to Honduras. Led a non-profit clinic for the uninsured in its growth from a 4-hour per week all-volunteer operation to a full-time, full-service medical center.
Creative Healing, LLC
Motivated by her compassionate heart she has put her spiritual beliefs into action by being of service to others in need. She Developed Creative Healing LLC an initiative to integrate spirituality into traditional medical practice. She has twice testified at Senate briefings on the cutting edge model of integrated medical care, combining physical and behavioral health, which she helped create and implement in her clinic for the uninsured.
Applying her writing skills to medical topics, Dr. Wyatt has written the book What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying. A book, which details her experiences as a hospice physician. She also wrote a chapter entitled “An Integral Approach to the End of Life” for the book Consciousness & Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine, edited by Marilyn Schlitz and Tina Amorok (Elsevier, 2005).
Dr. Wyatt wrote and self-published the book A Matter of Life and Death: Stories to Heal Loss & Grief and the ebooks, Loss and Grief Survival Guide and Coping With Life-Threatening Illness. She has done numerous lectures for hospices and other groups on end-of-life issues and presented a workshop for the 800 members of the American Holistic Medical Association on death and dying.
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Dr. Wyatt received the Spirit of the American Woman Award in1996, was named one of Utah’s 100 Notable Women in that same year, and in 2005 was a recipient of the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award for Summit County, Colorado.