fbpx
Quick summary: Rick Zollinger, MD: Remember we are all walking the path of life. Take time to listen and provide support for those walking alongside you.

It is December and the leaves are off the trees.

Holidays are on the horizon and my mind tends to wander this time of year.

I had the honor to listen to a close friend deal with the struggles of life quite openly.

As I listened, I remembered a song, which came to mind, that I listen to when I want to feel positive about our paths in life.

Look it up I know you will enjoy it. It’s called “Walking Her Home” by the UNC/Chapel Hill Men’s choral group called The Clef Hangers.

You can find it on YouTube.

 

Beautifully sung, it’s about the lifetime journey of a young couple to old age and the joys of that journey.

It ends quietly with the husband and wife lying next to one another one last time on the night she died.

The song beautifully states how he was at her side and promises he will once again be there in some future realm.

 

In these troubling times, as we watch the news or read a newspaper it’s hard to see the good that surrounds us every day.

Life is a struggle with waves of positive and negative events.

 

In these troubling times, as we watch the news or read a newspaper it’s hard to see the good that surrounds us every day. Life is a struggle with waves of positive and negative events. Click To Tweet

 

It’s like sitting by the seashore and watching the never-ending waves continuously break on the shore.

Some waves are small, some are large, but they come with a continuous barrage. Think about how we all deal with those waves, from a small child who is fearful to a young adult who wants to experience the rush of surfing.

The older person sees the riptides that occur and remembers how to swim away and out of trouble.

But through all this there is an anchor that binds us all and allows us to keep going forward it is family, friends, loved ones who provide us with the support we all need.

While life has so many ups and downs it’s our human spirit that allows us to be buoyed up by the good times and allows the bad to dissipate on the shores.

 

Remember we are all walking the path of life.

Take time to listen and provide support for those walking alongside you.

We are all “walking” someone home and I can only hope your companions stop, listen and hold your hand along the way. To show compassion and empathy for your fellow man is my charge to you! Hopefully someone is there “Walking you home”!

Tweet this out

EARN CME

This learning experience is powered by CMEfy - a platform that brings relevant CMEs to busy clinicians, at the right place and right time. Using short learning nudges, clinicians can reflect and unlock AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Ad from SoMeDocs.

SoMeDocs Front Page Header

Marketing physician voices uniquely!

Our Venture Amplifies Healthcare Voices.

Ad from SoMeDocs.

SoMeDocs Front Page Header

Marketing physician voices uniquely!

Our Venture Amplifies Healthcare Voices.

Rick Zollinger, MD

Physician, Coach and Mentor

SoMeDocs

SoMeDocs, short for Doctors on Social Media, is a physician-created & led health media company that aims to build a beautiful catalogue of verified online healthcare voices. Our goals are to teach educated professionals tools for personal success, and to showcase them to the world, and facilitate the connections needed to grow. Join us.

My Life Dimmer Switch

My Life Dimmer Switch

Dympna Weil, MD confesses how owning the dimmer switch of her life changed EVERYTHING. She shares exactly how.

Negotiation series header: David Norris

Negotiate as a Physician and Win

Catch this 8-part series, hosted by physician & business consultant David Norris, MD, MBA & produced by Dana Corriel, MD. Learn to be a stronger negotiator with these important tactics.

Conversations with Shem: Season 2

Medical literature icon Samuel Shem, author of “The House of God” returns for season 2 of conversation, in order to discuss the broken healthcare system. This time, he’s brought the guests!

Doctors on Social Media Teach Podcasting Header Image

Doctors On Social Media Teach Podcasting

Today’s health experts are sharing their expertise in audio format using podcasts. Join us as we explore how we do this and bring on the innovators who are giving it their all.

George Mathew, MD, MBA

George Mathew, MD, MBA

Trying to learn as much as I can about healthcare and the business of healthcare, to try to create access to care for all patients

Roberata E Gebhard D.O.

Roberata E Gebhard D.O.

I am passionate about Gender Equity in Medicine, and I help physicians who have experienced workplace injustice!

Heather Signorelli, DO

Heather Signorelli, DO

Physician executive and entrepreneur on a mission to help physicians through a reliable medical billing service.

Mimi Zieman M.D.

Mimi Zieman M.D.

We all have inner voices that need to be listened to, and stories to tell. Voices speaking up for women and justice are needed now more than ever.

Meridith Grundei

Meridith Grundei

Perfection is highly overrated. It’s time to start getting comfortably uncomfortable and start sharing your voice with the world!

JD Gershbein

JD Gershbein

“Linkedin is like a raffle; you must be present to win.”

Ann M. Richardson, MBA

Ann M. Richardson, MBA

“The Doctor Whisperer” – Healthcare systems transformation consultant and fierce physician, care team, and patient advocate.

SoMeDocs Logo

The Healthcare Connection Hub

Disclaimer: SoMeDocs assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, claims, or content of the individual experts' profiles, contributions and courses. Details within posts cannot be verified. This site does not represent medical advice and you should always consult with your private physician before taking on anything you read online. See SoMeDocs' Terms of Use for more information.

Grow with us.

We take rolling applications for regular contributors

We had a fantastic turnout and brought a large number of physician contributors on board our 1st & 2nd rounds. If you’re interested in being considered for a future round, submit an application now and we’ll be in touch when it opens. Regularly contributing means you share your thoughts, stories, opinions, or advice on our website, and we make it pretty/circulate. It’s essentially our large effort to collectively market health experts and grow thought leaders. We also consider applications for our “Experts for Health Experts” section, depending on the pitch. Are you ready to join us? If you prefer immediate access & want to build yourself space now, consider becoming a member.

Play Video
Our Founder Answers Your BURNING Question

SoMeDocs

“Why should I become a member of SoMeDocs if I already have my own space online?”