In this episode, Martha shares how her witnessing the terminal diagnosis and the end-of-life of her husband was an experience that was a mindful one. She shares her intimate story to show others how the conversation of death can be meaningful and powerful.
Martha Calihan is a Board Certified Integrative and Holistic Medicine Physician and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. She studied Mind-Body Medicine at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC, and she studied acupuncture at UCLA. Dr. Calihan is currently the Five Stones Healing Arts and Wellness Center owner and CEO in Leesburg, VA. She has a robust clinical practice and runs the not-for-profit Five Stones Institute, providing training and education in the balanced care of body-mind and spirit.
Dr. Calihan has a particular interest and experience in end-of-life care and is the author of the recently released book, A Death Lived. Through her unique vantage points of both physician and wife, she chronicles the story of her husband, Charles’ final illness and death, focusing on the incredible power and need to have the difficult conversations about death.
Dr. Calihan brings an element of the Spiritual to her work, both as an author and physician. She blends medicine with the mystical and science with the spiritual. She teaches meditation and offers workshops in both the US and Ireland.
She maintains a blog on her website, www.fivestoneswellness.com. And has an active social media presence.