My interest in medicine led me to the study of Psychoneuroimmunology. A simple description of this field is how dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain directly relate to our immune system. That living in a vibrant and enthusiastic manner has an impact on our overall health and wellbeing. Even our brain’s response to beauty, color, and humor can influence our health in positive ways. Even though this field of research is among the furthest reaches of modern medical study, the concept is ancient. Indigenous healers and ancient cultures understood this and structured their entire lives to achieve a balance in Mind, Body, and Spirit. Below is the timeline of how I came into medicine and ultimately integrated it with my artwork.




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