Imagine your family free of the possibility of illness... finally having your health in your hands and making informed decisions to treat an illness that does not appear to have a cure. Our guest speaker certainly provided hope in the realm of personalized medicine. Karen Possemato, Chief of Staff at iIlumina, presented concrete evidence on how DNA testing can help treat a specific disease; leaving no doubt on how the field of genomics is becoming more utilized and creating more impact in the way illness is treated today.
Changes in technology, as in pretty much everything in our lives, are only a couple of decades old; in comparison with all the technological and scientific advancements throughout our history. To put the speed of technology and science adoption --specifically genomics-- in context, Mrs. Possemato discussed how the activation of T cells treated President Carter's melanoma. She also discussed the potential of GMO's to fight hunger in impoverished countries…
She is affectionately called the 'mother of hospice' in San Diego. She has influenced hospice and palliative care nationally. And in honor of her work, she has been named "Woman of Wonder" by the CHEERS Foundation. She has addressed the La Jolla Women's Club on the adventures of creating a hospice organization in San Diego. Just recently, the California State Institute of Palliative Care named in Dr. Howell's honor an award given to individuals that advance palliative care in our community and beyond.
She has done so much more! She is the reason why Soroptimist International of La Jolla founded the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research. And she is, quite frankly, a star in our organization.
She has dedicated her career to ensuring women are empowered with information on women's health to make sure we become our best health advocates. She works tirelessly on efforts to light the curiosity of young minds to pursue a career in wo…
"The purpose of our lives is to be happy”. –Dalai Lama Did you know... Over 70% of people report living in a state of chronic stress? Happiness results from the strength of your neurological pathways and strengths are more powerful than weakness? Your emotions have executive power in your brain?
There is not one strategy that leads to happiness; it results from dedication to a holistic—or mind, body, and spirit—approach. It takes focus, effort, and intention on a daily basis.
Life then, becomes a happiness journey, not a destination to attain.
Everyone wants to be happy. In fact, most everything we do is because we believe on some level it will make us happy. We have been led to believe that when we are unhappy or stressed, all we need to do is change the way that we think and we will be happier. Or is it?
The Happy Map is a result of two decades of researching and applying the best of conventional and unconventional strategies for happiness. In The Happy Map, Drs. Stokes an…