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We are the Caretakers of Hope

Hope hands smWhen people are in pain, when people suffer from terrible injuries or disease, the quicksands of despair can pull them under. Too often people can’t imagine ever feeling well again. My job as a physician, and my personal job as the spouse of someone with seemingly endless head injuries, is to create the space for hope.

Hope is a critical ingredient in healing. Without hope our bodies tighten into worse pathology. Our bodies harden into stagnation. Continue reading