Strange times, these.
A decade ago this September, we saw the Twin Towers fall.
We felt our faith shaken, deeply.
We knew fear.
Since that time, we have seen financial devastation in our country, widespread. We have seen jobs lost; houses gone into foreclosure. Divorce rates rising. Families struggling.
Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Mother Nature, unleashed.
Many things once thought secure, now not.
Hard it is to know what we might believe in.
Hard it is, but more important than ever. Hard it is, but in some ways easy indeed.
Now we may believe in our relationships with others.
Now we may believe in love and compassion.
Now we may believe in the healing power of connections.
I believe that we are living in a time of great abundance--we need only know where to look. In 2008, I mustered the help of countless individuals, and Islandport Press, to publish Our Daily Tread, a book which has thus far raised more than $20,000 for the children of Safe Passage.
In 2010, I asked my community to come forward and "Kick Up Your Healin'." Through art donations, musical performances, and a good old-fashioned bake sale, we raised more than $6000 for the National Foundation for Cancer Research, in honor of our friend, Kent Pierce.
Where scarcity seemed more likely, much wealth was found.
Now I am staking my life and my livelihood on my belief that we can continue to find abundance where scarcity seems more likely, and in doing so we can transform medicine. With simple things, such as nutritious food, clean air, 'body play,' mindfulness and--most importantly--good relationships with others, we can heal ourselves, and our fellow humans.
I believe this so strongly that I have, since 2000, dedicated myself to practicing medicine in way consistent with my views. Since 1996, I have been writing about my beliefs for print and online publications, both local and national. Since 2009, I have been appearing weekly on WPME TV/WLOB radio, spreading the "Dr. Lisa" message with the help of co-hosts Ray Richardson & Ted Talbot.
Today, I am taking a bigger leap, and (once again) I am again asking people to join me in my quest.
I am asking companies and individuals to financially support an hourlong Dr. Lisa radio show, beginning September 18 on WLOB 95.5 FM. This show will be available to streaming audiences around the world.
Our show--our message--is being championed by some very dedicated and successful people, including our friends at Maine magazine and our longtime supporter, Tom Shepard.
Others are beginning to line up.
Ultimately I know I will be joined by many who want to support this notion: that healing, as a larger community, is possible. That we can transform medicine.
That abundance is here, now.
That, through our connections with others, we may know love instead of fear.
This, I believe.
Do you believe in the transformative nature of abundance? Join Dr. Lisa in her quest.
Call 207 847 9393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Dr. Lisa radio sponsorship.
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