In speaking with a friend from England today, we were both talking about how our businesses have evolved as we have evolved.


That makes perfect sense. Yet as with many things that make perfect sense – when we stop long enough to think about them – we both realized we have been busy “doing” our lives and haven’t always taken the time to just observe our lives. Some parts of it perhaps, some specific piece we knew we needed to assess, but this was our WHOLE lives we were talking about.

Having lived long enough to develop a great deal of wisdom and to learn from the thousands of amazing adventures I have been blessed with, I am aware of how important it is to, on occasion, just stop. When we don’t, we frequently find an illness or an accident forces us to stop. (I frequently heard patients say to me, after a hospitalization or injury, “I guess it was time to stop anyway, right?”)

If you see life as a spiritual journey, an adventure of learning to be all that you have been called to be, by stopping, listening, observing what you have accomplished, what you have learned, and what has changed along the way, you truly do get a far greater sense of all that you have lived and all that has changed within and around you.

It’s a much-needed gift you give yourself.


Take some time today to do just that.

Where are you in your life?

Where did you think you would be at this point?

Are you called to do anything different?

Can you see the many successes?

Do you realize that you are the man or woman you have chosen to become?

Every experience you have had in your life has offered the option of responding or reacting this way or that. You and your life are the byproducts of all the choices you have made in doing just that.


About Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.