RANT: What Are You Doing?

New yearsAs the New Year looms, and resolutions bloom in your mind, think to yourself.  What am I doing? Am I being as kind as I can be? As healthy as I can be? As patient as I can be? The best example I can be? Am I taking time for me? Am I giving myself to others? Am I present throughout the day? Am I doing things I love?

Um, no? Well, why not? What keeps you from doing what you love? And what shifts do you need to make in your world to allow you to be a better, kinder, more thoughtful, happier, loving you?

How do you spend most of your days? Are you satisfied? fulfilled?  If not, look inside—not the fridge, not the inside of an empty wine glass—take a look inside you. That’s where change begins. That’s where you find the real, better, brighter version of you.

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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