Dr. Dennis Godby, owner of the Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center, ran 3000 miles across the USA with his son and nephew to raise awareness of naturopathic medicine.
Here is Dr. Godby’s redemptive view on suffering through the Covid-19 pandemic:
“Typically, people don’t change unless they go through some kind of pain or suffering. When things are going well we don’t change so one of the things we can learn through all of this is resilience. We have a chance to decide what kind of people we are.
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers are flying all the way to New York to save peoples’ lives. They are risking their own lives to save the lives of others. While some of us are fighting for not wearing masks at Costco. So really, times like this bring out the best and the worst in people, and I really think it shows the content of our character.
We all have different battles to fight. It seems that women are carrying a heavier burden now, taking care of the family, schooling the kids, while they are working at other jobs. Mothers have to be strong and resilient.
It is easy to say and hard to do but it’s really what humans need to do in these tough times: To always remember that in 2020 we thought that we were not going to make it through, yet we were resilient. For me resilience means just bouncing back no matter what confronts us. It part of being a human being.
Covid-19 is always going to be a part of your story. You can be proud of how you bounced back and what have you have learned to make yourself into a better human being.
I have been involved in all kinds of different programs through COVID-19 even though I am now actually working so many more hours. I felt that if I am not going to grow more now, when would I take the time to do it?”
Thanks so much Dennis. And, to find out more about Dr. Godby’s practice and his run see Green Facts below.
Dennis Godby: As a naturopathic doctor, I have witnessed the power of a preventative lifestyle and naturopathic medicine to transform the health and lives of thousands of patients.