I guarantee you will never meet a person who embodies such unique and diverse gifts as Carolyn Messere.
Carolyn is Intense, Brilliant, Creative, A law of attraction genius, The Queen of manifestation…
Oh – and did I mention she is also a colorectal surgeon?
That’s right. Dr. Carolyn Messere is one helluva powerhouse. And she is joining us for a Shift Series to talk about the real stuff – the big stuff – the power of stepping up and claiming your life’s path and purpose.
Carolyn is just beginning to take steps on her path beyond the mainstream medical world and she is already creating big ripples. I feel honored to call her a friend and thrilled to introduce you to her here. Hold on your your hats…this is no kiddie ride.
Carolyn and Lindsay are talking about claiming your life’s path and purpose .
Claiming your life’s path and purpose
Q. Tell us a little about yourself
I’m a physician with an intense interest in holistic health. I see the body, mind, spirit as needing equal amounts of care. I recently decided to retire from my surgery job, because I want to devote myself to this holistic practice. I want to teach people to take care of themselves, instead of handing out prescriptions and removing vital organs.
What is your philosophy on healing or overcoming health challenges. There is so much more to health than just the physical part. You can eat super healthy, workout every day, do everything right to have a healthy body, and still run into trouble. You have to balance out the physical with a healthy emotional and spiritual life. We are made to have all of these things, physical, emotional, spiritual in cared for.
Q. How have you used adversity in your life to fuel your commitment to balance and wellness?
I’ve been through a lot in my life. It was a struggle for me to get into medical school, get through medical school, finish residency, get a “real” job. In the medical world, we are taught to put the patient first. We will run ourselves ragged to take care of another. For many, many years, I got little sleep, little time to eat in peace, little vacation. Even when I was sleeping, eating, vacationing, in the back of my mind I was worrying about patients and feeling guilty. This resulted in burnout, depression, and ultimately made me a much worse doctor. It wasn’t until I learned that I need to take care of myself first and believe that the patient can take care of her/himself that I began to truly heal.
Q. How do you stay healthy, resilient and vibrant?
I meditate every day. I eat healthy most of the time, but I allow myself the occasional indulgence. I do yoga, workout on my x-iser, and spend time with my dog. I have a lot of friends that I spend time with. And I have a spiritual practice, devoted to self-healing using prayer, Reiki, crystals, Tarot cards, a process called Light Body, and the Law of Attraction.
What tips do you recommend for your clients dealing with / healing from illness?
I really believe in the benefit of the Law of Attraction. When you begin to believe that healing is possible, that a new life is possible, then you achieve it. Please, by all means, eat healthy, exercise, take care of your body. It’s essential. But take care of your spirit. Believe in something. Practice your expression of that belief.
Q. If there was only one thing a person could find the energy and resources to make a priority what would it be?
Identify what you believe in and practice that. Practice it like your hair is on fire.
Q. What is your favorite inspirational quote for healing?
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”
I am a practicing physician with an MD and board certification in both General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. My background in surgery includes a deep understanding of physiology and anatomy of the body, including experience with chronic rectal pain, pelvic floor disorders, and incontinence. I also have extensive training in meditation, Buddhist philosophy, Reiki, and energy healing. Other ongoing training includes functional medicine and nutrition with an emphasis on detoxification, Peruvian shamanism, aromatherapy, and Light Body meditation. I am a certified Quantum Success Coaching Academy Coach, as well. Oh, and an Instigator.
A physician teaching you how to take charge of your own health