A new normal…or something beautiful on the other side of this?

Last week I said: This is an extraordinary time. Please, don’t let this time pass without reflection. If you are inclined toward reflection, here is a conversation I found inspiring.

Dr. Gabor Maté is a renowned speaker, and bestselling author, highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.

A medical doctor with twenty years of family practice and palliative care experience, Dr. Maté worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing, he has been awarded the Order of Canada, this country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. He is also co-developer of a therapeutic approach, Compassionate Inquiry, now studied by hundreds of therapists, physicians, counsellors, and others internationally.

Dr Rangan Chatterjee is a medical doctor with over twenty years’ experience whose mission is to simplify health and empower people to restore their health and well-being. He practices what he calls progressive medicine, which takes a full 360-degree approach to health. His focus is on how the body’s systems can better work together to reduce the risk of chronic disease while improving vitality. He’s well known in Britain for his popular television show, Doctor in the House, and is the host of the podcast which follows.

Their conversation is timely and impossible to summarize. It’s well worth watching. If the video doesn’t show up below, you can watch it here.


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