This Learn True Health episode features Dr. Heidi Semanie, who, after the following experience, obtained her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. She also has a B.S. in Biological Science with minor degrees in English and Anthropology.
No level of education, no number of degrees could have prepared her for her extremely challenging three months as a paramedic in the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She describes the magnitude of work, of need, of the devastation she saw. It was like a war zone with looting and police escorts. Imagine seeing a bathtub in a tree, houses piled on top of each other, dead bodies that you must remove from the raging river.
Before this experience Dr. Semanie had wanted to become a trauma surgeon, but having seen what she saw, having been so intimately involved, “I just thought that I didn’t want to be the person somebody saw once a year to check in. I wanted to be somebody who could be on the ground, helping, hands-on.”
Dr. Semanie describes her student years at Bastyr University. She made some life-changing discoveries that will encourage Learn True Health listeners to reach for the stars in their quest for excellence.
Here’s What You’ll Discover:
How to make your experiences become a positive predictor of your future calling.
How to listen for the whisper so you don’t get hit by the cosmic 2 by 4!
What it’s like to witness the aftermath of a natural disaster and how to survive the experience in a positive way.
How to listen to the Universe so that life sets you up to succeed.
Health AH-HA Moment:
The Four Agreements are: 1. Sleep 2. Water 3. Food 4. Emotional Connection with Loved Ones.
You need to be healthy yourself before you can help anyone else.
Always listen to your intuition.
After hearing Dr. Semanie’s choices, decide what 3 items from a supplements store you would want to have on a tropical desert island.
Spend the next week being honest with yourself. Discover what stories you tell yourself that keep you from your intended goals, e.g. “I’ll just have this one chocolate because I need the sugar.”