RAICES, love, love children, give love,


Dear One,

Isn’t everything we do about love—ultimately?

It is for me.

My family. My work. My friends. My writing. My walks in the woods. My struggles and overwhelm. All of it.

It all adds up to bringing more love into this world—my world, your world, our world. The only thing that matters.

Here’s what I did today: I gave my support to RAICES—The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

 Not for politics. Not for jumping on the bandwagon. Not for outrage (though I feel that too).

My actions are for love. The only thing that matters.

Have a Beautiful day!


p.s. Read more about the important work this amazing organization is doing to bring immigrants and their precious children back together:

Why Even Viral-Fundraising Skeptics Can Feel Good About Donating to RAICES.

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Permission. 2018.

Karyn Shanks MD


Karyn Shanks, MD, is a physician who lives and practices in Iowa City. Her work is inspired by the revolutionary science of Functional Medicine, body-mind wisdom, and the transformational journeys of thousands of clients over her twenty-eight year career. She believes that the bones of healing are in what we do for ourselves.

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