Introducing myself and my journal: Shine

laurie menk otto
Posted August 13, 2009 from United States

About Me: I am a mother to one beautiful daughter, a wife, and a naturopathic physician. I try daily to make a difference in my world by recognizing the beauty in everything before me, listening to and learning from my growing child, and nurturing the beauty and strength I witness in the women I share my life with. I am excited about the future. When I read the stories in World Pulse and hear of the strength, peace, and change women are bringing to the world, I am deeply moved and optimistic, I feel deeply peaceful and powerful. Thank you for being here.

My Passions: nourishing children to become secure and strong visionaries, gardening, medicine, reading, running in the woods

My Challenges: seeing the larger perspective that can to help calm me amidst life's daily challenges

My Vision for the Future: a healthy thriving family networked with families extending world wide - a sort of global family

My Areas of Expertise: medicine, cooking creative healthy food, optimism

Comments 4

  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Aug 14, 2009
    Aug 14, 2009

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

  • aliĝngix
    Aug 16, 2009
    Aug 16, 2009

    Hey, welcome to Pulse Wire, a wonderful on-line community--as I'm sure you are about to find out--that acts as a space for woman and men to put their thoughts down on a any number of subjects. I hope you find you way around here, there are many friendly people on here willing to add their own thoughts to you own musings.

    I noticed you are a physician. Would you happen to have any remedies or preventive measures that help with seasonal allergies? If you don't mind asking off the spot like that, but Maria de Chirikof was asking for one and I was wondering if you would happen to know of something that would help her out. Thank you! ( Thanks--and sorry!--and I hope you enjoy the inter-active community that is Pulse Wire! See you around.

  • LauraB
    Aug 20, 2009
    Aug 20, 2009


    I saw that you are a part of the book club! Have you started Daughter of Destiny? I love this idea and can see that discussion with spirited, engaged, smart women around the globe can have great impact.

    I'm so glad that you have enjoyed feeling this pulse- gaining strength and inspiration from the members. What you wrote in your profile very much resonates with me. You must have a very full and rich life right now with a family and career. I wonder how our recent national debate on health care is striking you? I am not sure how to stay optimistic about us pulling through with a better system- it seems mired down at the moment. How about you?

    Look forward to hearing more and reading books together.

    Warmly, Laura

  • laurie menk otto
    Apr 05, 2010
    Apr 05, 2010
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