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Dr Bal in the days when my legs looked real fine!
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Humor is a universal language...
Laughter releases feel good hormones...
Humor is medicine that decreases pain responses....
Try some today!
After medical school, I followed ingrained protocols of "how to be a doctor". I would strut the hallways of the Bozeman Medical Center wearing my white coat & stethoscope around my neck. I was pretty important! One day, on my way to the lab, I walked through a group of kids that were being served by the medical team from Shriner's Children hospital. The clown, Pepe, was bringing laughter to the children as they awaited for their appointments. I walked through the crowd frequently and the children would laugh so hard. One time I quickly turned around & Pepe was jokingly mocking me. Ha! Caught in the act! Soon I began studying with Pepe, and later graduated from clown college. Known as Dr Bal (honoring my nephew Mike as he had issues with V's), laughter and humor has been one of the best medicine for clients and myself!
you kNOW more
Uncle Cy teaching me to walk
~ 1 years old
I faced my fears in 2010, and with the guidance & support from friends I went on my first jaunt around the world. It was suggested to not have a plan but to just experience what life wanted to gift me. Travel with an OPEN HEART. Every country had a special flavor for me to experience, Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Micronesia, Indonesia and other lying islands.
I was volunteering at the Bumi Sahat birthing center in Bali & received the greatest gift of a life time. I was offering medical services to a 30 year old woman who has been paralyzed for 10 year because of a massive stroke. Her body was frozen in a fetal statue-like state with severe muscle atrophy. She had lost all capacities to walk, talk, & even swallow. Her husband would chew her food for her & gently place the food into her mouth while he massaged her throat to stimulate the swallowing reflex. Her eyes were dark with despair but as I looked into her eyes I recognized the “spark of life” that still existed within this beautiful woman! Her body was frozen but her spirit was still alive! Medically I gave her a homeopathic & asked the couple to return in the morning. They arrived to the clinic daily with their extended family which got larger every day! Each day I would look into her eyes & acknowledge her “spark of life”. I taught the team of health providers some new natural techniques to assist her & within weeks the woman gave us this beautiful gift. As I walked from her cot she said, the first time in 10 years that she make a sound; “man oh man” Shockingly I turned back to her & she smiled! We all celebrated with tears of joy. Obviously she was mimicking me although I was not aware I said man oh man often! Quickly she was talking more. She made us laugh as she rose from that crystalline shell that was once her norm. I had no understanding of her language but I sure laughed! She was funny! She was astonishing! Her motor skills increased rapidly & her muscle mass returned. After 36,500 + days in this frozen body I stood beside her as she took her first step. She laughed. I cried.
Weeks passed and the day came when my visa was expired so I had to leave Bali. She walked with me down the hall to a farewell brunch were we celebrated our time together at Bumi Sahat. We shared food and laughed.
One of the staff members took me aside and asked what was it that I had done for that woman to create a such a miraculous recovery.
In my education to be a doctor I was programed to have the answers. Programed to have the right pill. To know more about the person than they knew about themselves. This experience was different than any other patient. What was different? I thought about it then remembered the magic pill I gave her. I did not have the answers. I did not have the right pill. I did not know more about her that she did. I BELIEVED IN HER! I KNEW SHE KNEW MORE than me. Words and actions may of been nill but her spirit spoke clearing and I believed in her.
I went to Bali to assist giving birth to Babies and she was my “midwife” that escorted me to birth my new lease in life & my new business… you kNOW more!
Lets take this journey together so you will be all that you are meant to be. You do have the freedom to be yourself because you kNOW more! I believe in you!
Marching for Women 2017 Montana
Glacier Park Montana 2016
Take a wider view on everything; Illusions kNOw more
Glacier Park, Montana 2017
Dr Valerie pre doc story of Cowboy Ghost
"Cowboy Ghost" - Valerie is lost in a snowstorm in rural Montana. She thinks she might not be able to get out, when she sees two headlights coming to her through the storm. Help is on the way - she hopes. Valerie’s story comes to us from the book Trucker Ghost Stories, edited by Annie Wilder.
Full moon baby
en caul birth
(born in the bag of waters)
Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines
Rare as it may seem, this beautiful lady gave birth to a healthy baby on a full moon with the child remaining inside of the unbroken membrane. Being born en caul is seen as a sign of good luck for both baby and parent. Babies born like this are often considered "natural healers".
Midwife: Lorina Muaña Garciano Solis