Weather partnered or alone, one of the greatest gifts this life offers is that ability for us to connect and share ourselves with those around us. When we are aware of ourselves, and are known by others, we find meaning that empowers us to grow beyond our own perceived limitations. My values, and methods, are rooted in the belief that there is tremendous value in connection, passion, and vulnerability. These are aspects of the self that we live daily, rather than goals we need to attain. I practice a progress and process based approach to life, modeling this for my patients with the knowledge that this attentiveness and mindfulness offers a freedom to grow beyond the past without being paralyzed by what could be in the future.