Eight years ago I made a pact to honor myself every year by taking time away to do things that bring me joy. It’s a prescription I’d written myself after recounting countless times I found myself focusing on the wrong things such as responsibilities instead of my diverse experiences; financial pressures instead of abundance; deadlines… Read More


“I just want you to know, the night before my surgery, I prayed for you, Dr. Liza Marie Colimon. God knows you and sees what you do.” She even included my middle name. It was the best compliment I had ever received from a patient. The conventionality of Western Medicine keeps discussions of spirituality in… Read More


Honor Health Vow # 4 I Promise to Be an Active Participant in the Patient-Doctor Relationship Good afternoon Ms. B. Wait, how do I interrupt? As I walked into my patient’s exam room this week at the end of a very busy morning packed with procedures, there I stood, waiting over a minute at least… Read More


I am often amazed by the Double Standard which characterizes the moral code and pulse when it comes to healthcare in the United States. I love my country, but we have work to do to heal a broken system which is moving further and further out of the hands of the professionals who actually are… Read More


So I have a confession. I’ve been guilty of misaligning my priorities and was recently called out when I saw my gifted gastroenterologist last week. I had it coming. A soft stern look is all I received. My block has nothing to do with my relationship with the doctor. Making the appointment was my first… Read More


After discussing fibroids, an upcoming surgery or an irregular period, it never fails… “Dear Doctor, one more thing; my vagina is too wet! Why?” I always take this as a compliment when the question comes at the end of a visit. This tells me my patients feel comfortable and embraced their desire to ask that… Read More


I’ve been a Mother for over 11 years now. And I’ve learned that Mother’s Day is truly a personal experience for all of us. For me it’s become about gratitude. I’ve abandoned expectations of relaxation and receiving acts of appreciation. I woke up today feeling grateful that I can fully see the blessing in it… Read More


I woke up this morning trying to ignore the pit in my stomach. I decided to distract myself… deter my thoughts from the CNN news blast that keeps showing up on my iPhone.  I had taken a news holiday in order to avoid recurring symptoms of anxiety and frustration for the past 100 days especially… Read More