What a reminder to find the time.
Find the time to read, do art , visit yourself without someone else entertaining you.
Find the time to call patients at home instead of waiting in our waiting rooms full of illness to reduced their risk of infection.
Find the time to walk, connect with nature without going to the gym, shopping, scheduling yourself exhausted with kids activities.
Notice what it feels like to have time to yourself.
No panic, just to restore.
I make art.
Thinking that the craft store would be overwhelmed, I went to get more materials.
No, the panic is in the grocery store.
Please find your place of calm.
I created this large piece with clay, made stencils - Leonardo da Vinci writing, walnut shell texture and a final gloss medium on stencils made of the heart outline. I think I will repeat this with EKG strips in the background. I just wrote my ACLS. Understanding what I create is part of the beauty.
Next is the brain- right vs left. I am thinking in a different space. A beautiful balance to find Joy in my work and life of curiosity as I explore the space between Science of Medicine and Art.
Alexandra Ginty MD
I am simplifying a history that has changed me. It started with bilateral breast cancer, hereditary BRCA mutation; I was in survival. Many challenges later, I have to get back up, everyday. I am in survivorship. We must look after ourselves in order to help others. It becomes purposeful; living in acceptance with self-compassion. That's my new compass.