Balancing Your Life/ The 4th Mantra of Meditation– Speak the Truth/Mini-Medical School: What Doctors Hear with Their Stethoscopes Host: Dr. Davidicus Wong Guest host: Vanessa Butler Balancing Your Life Health is a balance of the important areas of your life and achieving your potential in each of them. Because life is constantly changing and we are constantly moving, this is a dynamic balance. When we lose our balance, when should you ask for help? Choose your personal goals in each of the important areas of your life. The 4th Question and the 4th Mantra: What am I saying? Speak the truth. Dr. Dave talks with Vanessa about the fourth level of his 7 Questions, 7 Mantras Meditation method. We are judged by our words and actions – even when we act impulsively and speak without reflection. Are we speaking from the perspective of our egos, our little selves, or are we speaking from our greater Selves? An exercise in mindfulness: for one day, reflect on every word you say. Is what you are saying bringing you closer or further from your true self? Is what you are saying building bridges and connecting you to others? Is it supportive of the other person or is it for your own benefit? In your speech, let your true self shine through. Mini-Medical School In Vanessa’s first day in Mini-Medical School, Dr. Dave talks about the iconic instrument of medicine, the stethoscope. What does the doctor hear? The meaning of crackles, wheezes and stridor. How the stethoscope is used on the abdomen and over the heart.