September 01, 2012
Building a village takes time.
It takes dedication, and persistence.
It takes passion, and enthusiasm.
It requires the hands and hearts of many.
And, above all, it calls for faith.
Deep, abiding faith.
I am--we are--in the process of building a village. In our village, we believe that health and wellness are possible, and necessary, and worthwhile.
We believe that nurturing strong bodies, and clear heads, and joyful spirits, is an honorable pursuit.
We believe in the power of relationships, and community.
We believe in love, and living authentically.
For the past year, these ideals have found voice on our radio show. Called the "Dr. Lisa Radio Hour & Podcast," our weekly show is a forum where individuals can share the ideas that have brought wellness to their lives and the lives of others.
We've had doctors and teachers; businessmen and artists.
We've had singers, and architects, and landscape designers.
We've had those who care for the land, and the water, and the air.
Each week our show connects those who have a story, with those who want to listen to that story--and perhaps be inspired to live their own stories differently.
Or be inspired to share their stories, themselves.
This village building has required the time and energy of many.
Village building, as noted, always does.
It is the support and feedback of those who have joined our village that keeps all of this going. Support from all of the show sponsors, who have personally invested their dollars in a cause they believe in.
Feedback from guests and listeners, whether via email, or Facebook, or streetside conversation, telling us that they hear us, and they value the village we are creating.
We could not keep doing this without them--without you.
I could not keep doing this without you.
So thank you. Thank you for your words, and your prayers, and your thoughts.
Thank you for your financial support. Thank you for your willingness to be part of something bigger.
Thank you for helping me build this village.
You, my friends, have given me hope.
You, my friends, have caused me to understand the meaning of faith.
Camino Seguro, 2011