The simple act of being in community with other people can drastically improve your likelihood of living a long, healthy, and happy life.
Maintaining healthy social networks can actually help you live up to 50% longer!
What is this you say??
Laughing, dancing, learning, hanging, painting, eating, exercising, and living life in community with other people whose company you genuinely enjoy can actually prolong your life?!
There’s all kinds of amazing health benefits that come with going through life with other people:
Conversely, loneliness is linked to a slew of different health abnormalities. A 2017 study found that loneliness increases a person’s risk for:
This is why I feel strongly about cultivating GROUP EXPERIENCES in my delivery of medical care!
Shared Group Medical visits are a creative solution to increasing access to helpful medical information to more patients.They also improve the health of patients by allowing them to receive meaningful health tips and effective tools to implement lifestyle changes.
One of the best things about Shared Group Medical visits is that you are sitting alongside and learning with other patients that may have the same questions and concerns as you, so you don’t feel as isolated on your journey to more abundant health and vitality! You will likely hear different tips and advice that you may not receive during a solo visit.
I’m always seeking better ways to offer access to high quality care to my patients, which is why I’m so excited to start offering Open Office Hours in 2020 (starting January 9) where all members (Active Members and those who have graduated to Basic Access) have an opportunity to share and learn from each other every Thursday at 6pm in my office (and also remotely via Zoom!).
Don’t worry- we keep ALL information HIPAA compliant and private by discussing generalities without identifying specific people.
During Open Office Hours, I will discuss:
1. Recent lab results and explain how to interpret them
2. Answer questions that have come up during the week
3. Help members get un-stuck with whatever they're struggling with
4. Invite guest experts every month for special educational topics
We aren't alone.
Learning and sharing from each other's journey helps us thrive.This is why I have workshops, private Facebook Groups, and NOW Open Office hours. I also expand this in my public speaking with hospitals, residencies and other industries struggling with burnout (it's EVERYWHERE!) in my program Right Brain Rescue.
Together we rise!
P.S. If you want to know all the inside info about Open Office hours you can watch here!