Nationwide — Cheryl E. Woodson, M.D., has been a practicing physician for almost four decades. However, nothing in her practice prepared her to deal with her daughter’s life-threatening illness. Every day for one month she wrote an affirmation to reassure her daughter. Those affirmations have been published in a book entitled, Dear Lauren, Love Mom: 31 Days of Affirmations for My Daughter, for Myself, and for YOU (ISBN 978-0-996-7809-2-6) available on Amazon.
As Dr. Woodson wrote to her daughter, she found healing for herself. “In my race to build a career, raise a family, and deal with other life-stress, I had ignored the soul bruises, insecurities, and disappointments that were still influencing my decisions and relationships,” Woodson says.
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. In addition to our already filled plates, we are in a worldwide pandemic, and we see worldwide upheaval around injustices we have suffered every day for centuries. Many are anxious about what will happen next. Dear Lauren, Love Mom will help readers find hope and take a healing breath each day.
About the author
Cheryl E. Woodson, M.D., has taught and practiced medicine for almost 40 years. Her many honors include three board certifications (Internal [Adult] Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Health Care Quality Management), fellowship in both the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society. A 2004 American Medical Association training film and the August 2009 profile in the Aetna African-American History Calendar on Health Literacy showcased Dr. Woodson’s commitment to effective patient-doctor communication.
Woodson’s career has included faculty appointments in Geriatrics at both The University of Chicago and Northwestern University Medical Schools. She also developed a unique community-based program where frail older adults and their families receive Level of Care Prescriptions (LOCRx TM) and where adults of all ages learn to avoid the health issues that challenge their seniors. She challenges all adults to LIVE OUT LOUD and AGE EXCELLENTLY!
Dr. Cheryl is also an entertaining, informative, and inspiring speaker whom The New York Times called “a frank and funny woman.”
Cheryl E. Woodson, M.D.
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